United manager Gary Johnson was delighted with the efforts of his side, as they came from behind to register a 2-1 win over Bromley.
The win was a fitting reward following a superb performance from The Gulls, who dominated the game throughout, before eventually clinching all three points thanks to a marvellous strike from Adam Randell, and a last-gasp penalty from Danny Wright.
“We got what we deserved,” began Johnson.
“In the first half we played some really good football, without really an end product. I was disappointed to be 1-0 down, but we said that we just had to up it a little bit.
“We needed to be a bit sharper in the penalty area, because the build-up play was terrific for the whole game, but we needed it to be a bit more clinical up in the opposing area.
“They don’t get more clinical than a penalty, and it doesn’t get more clinical than probably the goal of the season from Adam Randell, it was an unbelievable strike.”
Although the goals from Randell and Wright will grab the headlines, Torquay’s boss was keen to pay tribute to every member of the team, with all involved playing a vital role in claiming the victory.
“Everyone played so well, I’m just so pleased that they’ve come away with a win. It’s a good start, we’ve got to keep it going, but the boys would have gained confidence in the team, themselves and their teammates, because it was such a good performance, so credit to the boys.
“I was very happy with the boys’ spirit, not just for spirit in the second half, but it was the way we controlled the game. I thought that was fantastic.”
Six points from their three opening fixtures sees United occupy 7th place in the embryonic National League table, and although it’s very early days, Johnson is pleased with the start made by The Gulls.
“Starting the season, you want nine points of course, and it’s only a couple of teams that have got that at the moment. I think the league is going to be very competitive, I’ve been saying that for a little while, and you won’t really know the top teams until after maybe ten games or so.”
“I’m happy where we are now, because at half-time we had only picked up three points in three games, but the boys came up trumps, and now suddenly we are actually on two points a game, so that’s really where you need to be at this stage.
After a challenging start to the season, which included back-to-back matches on the road, United now have a Plainmoor double-header to look forward to, beginning with Chesterfield’s visit on Tuesday evening.
“That’s a good thing. We’ve had some really quite difficult games – Bromley fancy their chances, and Stockport fancy their chances. We came to Bromley after they won 4-1, three or four days ago we went to Eastleigh after they won 5-1 the week before, and now we’ve got Chesterfield coming down to play and they’ve just won 4-0, so those are warm up games for us, I guess!”