With the 2020/21 National League season scheduled to restart on October 3rd, we look back on five on the most memorable Plainmoor encounters from 2019/20…
United 2 – 1 Boreham Wood (03/08/19) – View the highlights here
United announced their return to the National League in style with all three points against Boreham Wood.
After a tight first-half, two goals within two second-half minutes from Opi Edwards and Jamie Reid sealed the win for Gary Johnson’s men, in front the jubilant Yellow Army.
United 4 – 2 Harrogate Town (07/09/19) – View the highlights here
Against a side destined to contest the end-of-season play-off final, United came from behind twice to secure victory, thanks in part to a marvellous last half-hour against Harrogate. Two visiting goals, either side of Jake Andrews’ early second-half leveller, left Torquay with work to do with 30 minutes remaining. However a three-goal burst from Kalvin Kalala and Reid (2) saw The Gulls turn the game on its head, with something to spare.
United 2 – 1 AFC Fylde (05/10/19) – View the highlights here
For last-gasp drama, nothing could quite match the home clash against AFC Fylde, as Torquay’s never-say-die spirit saw them clinch victory with almost the last kick of the game. After Kalala put United ahead early on, the visitors looked to have secured a point thanks to a second-half leveller, until Matt Buse arrived in the nick of time to settle the match in The Gulls’ favour.
United 4 – 2 Barrow (26/10/19) – View the highlights here
The Yellow Army were once again royally entertained three weeks later, as title-chasing Barrow were put to the sword thanks to another superb performance from Johnson’s side. After falling behind early on, a two-goal burst from Reid turned the game in United’s favour, before Armani Little added gloss to a midfield masterclass with two second-half goals to seal a 4-2 win.
United 4 – 1 Woking (28/12/19) – View the highlights here
United returned to form with a vengeance against old rivals Woking, as they secured an emphatic 4-1 festive victory, to see out the calendar year in style. Once again, Johnson’s men summoned all their fighting spirit after falling behind, by responding through skipper Asa Hall and Reid before the break. The Gulls continued to force the issue after the interval, and sealed a memorable win with further strikes from Ben Whitfield and Ruairi Keating.