The Iron return to action in search for back-to-back victories after last weekend’s win against Dorking Wanderers, with a trip to Torquay this weekend.
It was United’s third unbeaten game in a row, and a first victory since the opening day of the season against Yeovil Town on BT Sport.
Click here for ticket details ahead of Saturday's game.
Torquay United have made tickets for our Vanarama National League away game at the Plainmoor available via their website.
Please note, the turnstiles are cashless and tickets must be purchased in advance of entering the turnstiles.
The Ticket Office at Plainmoor is open prior to kick-off for ticket sales and enquiries on matchdays between 12pm-3pm.
Torquay encourage supporters to purchase tickets in advance in order to avoid queues at the stadium, and are also reminded that all tickets purchased on the day of the game (online / in person) are subject to a £2 surcharge.
Tony Daws (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).
Jacob Butterfield (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player). IRON TEAM NEWS Talking to the press, Tony Daws provided a fitness update on Aiden Marsh and Liam Feeney, who both came off last week. He said: “Marsh has been for an x-ray and a scan, so we’re just waiting for the results, but it’s not looking so good at the moment. He’s been with us this week, but our medical team will be speaking to Barnsley to work out what we’re going to do. Feeney unfortunately pulled his hamstring when he came on, and hamstrings are usually a minimum of six weeks.”
The interim manager went on to speak about players returning from injury: “Kgosi Ntlhe is back and has been involved in the training pitch this week. He’s been great, he’s like a breath of fresh air, and he’s got bags of enthusiasm and good communication. Dan Gallimore is back as well which is good, he’s been out with a virus.”
Jordan Hallam (hamstring) misses out, while Colin Daniel will be assessed ahead of the trip after suffering recently from tendonitis. THE OPPOSITION
The Gulls suffered a heavy defeat away at title-chasing Wrexham last Saturday, shipping six goals at the Welsh side’s Racecourse Ground. Torquay, based in Devon, sit 24th in the league with eight points after a difficult start to the season.
In the modern era - Torquay United have competed as high as League One, in their 2004/05 season, although the Gulls did drop back down to the fourth tier in their first season. A difficult period followed soon after, with Torquay United losing their 80-year Football League status in April 2007.
Back-to-back play-off campaigns followed, with United promoted at the second attempt, but their Football League status lasted just seven years. Torquay were again relegated to the National League in 2014, where a further relegation to the National League South was suffered in 2018.
An immediate bounce back saw the club crowned champions in April 2019. A 14th placed finish then followed, in a season which was curtailed due to COVID-19.
A strong season followed for the Gulls, leading the title charge in the National League between October 2020 and March 2021. A poor run of form saw them slip to second and subsequently feature in the play-offs. Notts County provided opposition in the semi-final, however a 4-2 victory set up Torquay’s play-off final against Hartlepool United at Ashton Gate. Hartlepool took the lead in the first half before Torquay ‘keeper, Lucas Covolan, equalised in the 95th minute. The game finished 1–1 after extra time, however, Torquay lost 5–4 on penalties.
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The referee will be Lloyd Wood, who will be assisted by Ciaran Barlow and Marcus Carmichael. The fourth official is Devon Campbell.
Iron fans will be situated in Block A of Bristow’s Bench (seating) and will enter the ground via the turnstiles on the lane between Plainmoor and Spires College.
Torquay also state they do not have any dedicated parking at Plainmoor, and therefore advise fans to get to Plainmoor early so that they can find street parking in the numerous roads located around the stadium.
|2013-14 - Sat Apr 5||LG 2||Torquay 0-1 Iron||Winnall|
|2013-14 - Sat Nov 30||LG 2||Iron 3-1 Torquay||Winnall, O'Connor (og), Adelakun|
|2003-04 - Tue Feb 24||LG 2||Torquay 1-0 Iron|
|2003-04 - Sat Aug 30||LG 2||Iron 2-1 Torquay||MacLean, Calvo-Garcia|
|2002-03 - Sat Mar 15||DIV 3||Torquay 1-1 Iron||Sparrow|
|2002-03 - Sat Oct 26||DIV 3||Iron 5-1 Torquay||Carruthers, Torpey 3, McCombe|
|2001-02 - Tue Mar 5||DIV 3||Iron 1-0 Torquay||Quailey|
|2001-02 - Tue Sep 25||DIV 3||Torquay 0-0 Iron|
|2000-01 - Sat Mar 3||DIV 3||Torquay 0-2 Iron||Sparrow 2|
|2000-01 - Sat Sep 30||DIV 3||Iron 3-0 Torquay||Ipoua 2, Dawson|
|1998-99 - Sat Feb 6||DIV 3||Torquay 1-0 Iron|
|1998-99 - Sat Sep 5||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Torquay||Hope, Gayle|
|1997-98 - Sat Mar 28||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Torquay||Hope, Calvo-Garcia|
|1997-98 - Sat Nov 22||DIV 3||Torquay 2-4 Iron||Calvo-Garcia 2, D'Auria, Wilcox|
|1996-97 - Sat Mar 22||DIV 3||Torquay 1-2 Iron||Forrester, Jones|
|1996-97 - Sat Aug 24||DIV 3||Iron 1-0 Torquay||Clarkson|
|1995-96 - Sat Apr 6||DIV 3||Iron 1-0 Torquay||Ford|
|1995-96 - Sat Oct 28||DIV 3||Torquay 1-8 Iron||Eyre 2, Knill, Ford, McFarlane 4|
|1994-95 - Sat Jan 21||DIV 3||Iron 3-2 Torquay||Eyre, Smith, Carmichael|
|1994-95 - Sat Nov 5||DIV 3||Torquay 1-1 Iron||Juryeff|
|1993-94 - Sat Feb 5||DIV 3||Iron 1-3 Torquay||Carmichael|
|1993-94 - Sat Oct 23||DIV 3||Torquay 1-1 Iron||Toman|
|1992-93 - Sat Mar 27||DIV 3||Iron 2-2 Torquay||Alexander, Elliott|
|1992-93 - Sat Nov 21||DIV 3||Torquay 0-1 Iron||Helliwell|
|1990-91 - Sat Feb 2||DIV 4||Iron 3-0 Torquay||Cowling, Cox, Flounders|
|1990-91 - Tue Sep 18||DIV 4||Torquay 1-1 Iron||Lillis|
|1989-90 - Sat Mar 10||DIV 4||Torquay 0-3 Iron||Daws, Flounders, Lillis|
|1989-90 - Tue Sep 26||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Torquay||Flounders, Lillis|
|1988-89 - Fri Apr 28||DIV 4||Torquay 0-2 Iron||Daws, Hodkinson|
|1988-89 - Sat Nov 26||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Torquay||Daws|
|1987-88 - Wed May 18||DIV 4 P/O SF||Iron 1-1 Torquay||Lister|
|1987-88 - Sun May 15||DIV 4 P/O SF||Torquay 2-1 Iron||Flounders|
|1987-88 - Sat May 7||DIV 4||Torquay 1-2 Iron||Flounders, Richardson|
|1987-88 - Fri Dec 18||DIV 4||Iron 2-3 Torquay||Impey (og), Russell|
|1986-87 - Sat Mar 14||DIV 4||Torquay 2-2 Iron||Johnson, Flounders|
|1986-87 - Fri Oct 17||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Torquay||McLean, Johnson|
|1985-86 - Sat Jan 18||DIV 4||Torquay 1-0 Iron|
|1985-86 - Sat Aug 17||DIV 4||Iron 4-0 Torquay||Graham, Broddle, Cammack, Green|
|1984-85 - Tue Mar 5||DIV 4||Torquay 0-0 Iron|
|1984-85 - Tue Oct 23||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Torquay||Broddle 2|
|1982-83 - Sat Mar 12||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Torquay||Hunter 2|
|1982-83 - Sat Oct 30||DIV 4||Torquay 1-1 Iron||Cammack|
|1981-82 - Sat Feb 6||DIV 4||Iron 0-2 Torquay|
|1981-82 - Sat Sep 12||DIV 4||Torquay 1-0 Iron|
|1980-81 - Wed Feb 4||DIV 4||Torquay 2-1 Iron||Green|
|1980-81 - Sat Oct 25||DIV 4||Iron 0-2 Torquay|
|1979-80 - Sat Nov 3||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Torquay||Cammack|
|1979-80 - Sat Aug 18||DIV 4||Torquay 3-0 Iron|
|1978-79 - Sat Apr 28||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Torquay||Kilmore, Earl|
|1978-79 - Sat Dec 9||DIV 4||Torquay 0-1 Iron||Kilmore|
|1977-78 - Sat Mar 18||DIV 4||Iron 0-1 Torquay|
|1977-78 - Sat Oct 22||DIV 4||Torquay 4-2 Iron||Lumby, Green (og)|
|1976-77 - Sat Apr 30||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Torquay|
|1976-77 - Sat Nov 27||DIV 4||Torquay 1-3 Iron||O'Connor 3|
|1975-76 - Sat Jan 17||DIV 4||Torquay 1-0 Iron|
|1975-76 - Sat Sep 20||DIV 4||Iron 3-1 Torquay||Collier, Woodward 2|
|1974-75 - Sat Mar 8||DIV 4||Torquay 1-1 Iron||Warnock|
|1974-75 - Tue Sep 24||DIV 4||Iron 0-2 Torquay|
|1973-74 - Sat Apr 13||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Torquay|
|1973-74 - Sat Nov 17||DIV 4||Torquay 1-1 Iron||Davidson|
|1967-68 - Fri May 3||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Torquay||Rusling, Blyth|
|1967-68 - Thu Apr 25||DIV 3||Torquay 2-1 Iron||Heath|
|1966-67 - Fri Mar 17||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Torquay||Coatsworth, Smith (og), Sloan|
|1966-67 - Sat Oct 22||DIV 3||Torquay 1-1 Iron||Colquhoun|
Our full record against Torquay United is as follows:
|IRON WINS||DRAWS||TORQUAY WINS|