Gulls bounce back with 'heroic performance'
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Torquay United went from ‘mentally weak’ to ‘heroic’ in just three days to keep the National League pack at bay with a gutsy 2-1 win at Solihull Moors.
Manager Gary Johnson said his side had ‘capitulated’ at home to FC Halifax Town (2-3) at the weekend, their once-big lead down to just four points.
But with captain Asa Hall outstanding in midfield, the Gulls bounced back with a Hall penalty, his ninth goal of the season, and a clever finish by Billy Waters in the West Midlands this week.
They weathered a Solihull rally and the late dismissal of goalkeeper Shaun MacDonald, Johnson saying: “We’ve got a lot of lads who are playing because we’ve got to play them – they’re not 100 per cent fit.
“So it was a heroic performance really.”
United head for Woking this Saturday in the FA Trophy quarter finals.