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PREVIEW: Torquay United (A)

by: theterras

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The Terras travel to Devon on Saturday afternoon to take on high flying Torquay United.

Brian Stocks side sit in 20th place after the busy Easter fixtures last weekend. On Monday Weymouth faced Halifax Town, travelling to West Yorkshire the night before,  where they lost 3-2. It took just 2 minutes for Halifax to take the lead. The Shaymen were awarded a penalty when Jamie Allen was alleged to have been brought down by Dominic Revan. Jake Hyde was denied from the spot by Ethan Ross before the striker was first to tap in the rebound.

The Terras equalised against the run of play in the 23rd minute when Sean Shields cross was headed in by Jake McCarthy.

8 minutes later Halifax regained the lead when Tom Bradbury headed the ball in from a corner.

The Shaymen scored their third just after half time when Jeff Kings strike from the left beat Ross. McCarthy got his second deep into injury time, a consolation for the Terras. The midfielder latched onto an attempted clearance.

Torquay United are 3rd in the league so far this season, and are going into the game full of confidence following back-to-back wins and clean sheets over the busy weekend. The Gulls beating play off contenders Wrexham on Monday 1-0. Torquay left it late for the winner when Ex-Terras player Sam Sherring scored their winner in the 93rd minute.

When the sides last played each other, Torquay were in first place and beat the Terras 4-3, with Connor Lemonheigh-Evans netting the winner in the 87th minute.

Torquay United have scored 50 goals this season, just one less than the current league leaders Sutton United. Leading the line for the Gulls this season has been the experienced Dan Wright. The 36 year old has scored 8 so far this season, and provide Gary Johnsons side an aerial threat.

They have recently acquired backup to provide more firepower for the final stages of the season. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpoika linked up with the Devonshire based side last month. The Swede, on loan from Sunderland is yet to feature.

Overall Torquay will press the Terras and provide threat and firepower up front, however, Brian Stock will look at this as yet another test on how his side have improved this season. TheTerras will look to right the wrongs of the reverse fixture and take three points back to the Jurassic Coast.