Gary Johnson's verdict on Gulls' fifth defeat of season

Dan Martin of Torquay United looks dejected after missing a chance during the National League match

Torquay United's Dan Martin looks dejected after missing a chance during the match between Boreham Wood and Torquay United at Meadow Park on Tuesday. Picture: Micah Crook/PPAUK - Credit: Micah Crook/PPAUK

"It's been an average first ten games," said manager Gary Johnson after Torquay United's fifth defeat of the new season - 2-0 at second-placed Boreham Wood this week.

"They looked stronger and cleverer. They out competed us most of the time.

"We've seen the best and the worst so far, and we have to be a lot more consistent if we're going to get into the top group of teams."

United, hoping to follow up Saturday's 5-0 home win over Wealdstone, started and finished strongly, but conceded just before half-time (Kane Smith) and just after it with a penalty by former Plainmoor loanee Scott Boden (pen).

Tom Lapslie of Torquay United looks dejected during the National League match between Boreham Wood a

Tom Lapslie of Torquay United during the match between Boreham Wood and Torquay United on Tuesday. Picture: Micah Crook/PPAUK - Credit: Micah Crook/PPAUK

The Gulls - at home in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round to NLS side Havant and Waterlooville on October 16 - are away again this Saturday to Bromley.