Torquay United

Torquay United

    1-4

    Forest Green Rovers

    Forest Green Rovers
      Torquay United

      Torquay United

      4-4-2
      VS
      Forest Green Rovers

      Forest Green Rovers

      4-4-2
        Goal
            Torquay United

            Torquay United

            4-4-2
            Forest Green Rovers

            Forest Green Rovers

            4-4-2

            Summary

            United 1
            Nabi 30

            Forest Green Rovers 4
            Winchester 5
            Archibald 48
            Trialist OG 59
            Brown 64

             

            THE opening pre-season friendly of the 2018-19 campaign ended in defeat for United at home to Forest Green but still a useful exercise in terms of fitness, and manager Gary Owers looking at a number of trialists.

            The match also saw the debut of United’s new home kit which will be available for pre-order by contacting the club shop (reception@www.torquayunited.com or call 01803 328666)

            In the searing Plainmoor sunshine, FGR scored on five minutes through Carl Winchester but they were pegged back by a neat finish from Samir Nabi on the half-hour following a pass by Jamie Reid.

            Scores remained level until early in the restart when Theo Archibald scored from close range and a trialist own goal made it very tough for the Gulls to recover, but still a big plus to see the involvement of some lads from the Under-18 Football Development Programme in partnership with Torquay Academy.

            FGR added a fourth for extra gloss to the score-line but read nothing into the result, more heavy fitness work this week and then a trip to Poole Town on Saturday.

            United: Bass (GK), Wynter, Davis, Essuman, Sokolik, Hall, Williams, Banton, Nabi, A Trialist, Reid SUBS: Gowling, Keating, Lavercombe (TA), MacDonald (GK), B Trialist, C Trialist, Pittman, Edwards (TA), Josh Baxter

            Referee: Marc Whaley

            Attendance: 396