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Preview: Torquay United (A)

30 September 2022

Match Previews

Preview: Torquay United (A)

30 September 2022

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.

TICKET NEWS

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.
PRE-MATCH VIEWS

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 NEWSTalking 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.

For more information on our visitors, click here.
THE OFFICIALS

The referee will be Lloyd Wood, who will be assisted by Ciaran Barlow and Marcus Carmichael. The fourth official is Devon Campbell.
MATCHDAY DETAILS

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.

FULL RECORD

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
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
LEAGUE 31 16 15
CUP 0 1 1
TOTAL 31 17  16 

 


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