The White Tigers were playing their first match at Torquay United - and the long trip may have been worth it for Billericay, but it certainly wasn’t for the tennants and their fans.
The Blues were easy 4-0 winners and but for a great display from the Truro goalkeeper it could have been even more.
But on Tuesday night they can put that right with a win against Weston-super-Mare.
Hodges told the club’s website: "It was a disappointing day. We started slowly and never really got going.
"They are a good team and must be one of the favourites to win the league, but three of their four goals were of our own doing.
“I thought that Jojo [Woollacott] was fantastic in goal and had it not been for him it could have been an even bigger margin of defeat.
“We have a chance to bounce back straight away on Tuesday evening when we travel to Weston-super-Mare.
“I will be looking for the right response from the players.”