Gulls bounce back with 'heroic performance'

Torquay United player Asa Hall celebrates at the final whistle during the Vanarama National League M

Asa Hall celebrates at the final whistle during the match between Solihull Moors and Torquay United at Damson Parkway, Solihull on Tuesday. - Credit: Steve Bond/Pinnacle

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.

Goal celebration by Torquay United player Billy Waters during the Vanarama National League Match bet

Goal celebration by Torquay United player Billy Waters - Credit: Steve Bond/Pinnacle

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.

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