Record-breaking opportunity for Torquay United
- Credit: Steve Bond/Pinnacle
Torquay United travel to Altrincham for their final National League game of the season on Saturday with record-breaking on their minds.
Gary Johnson's Gulls have the chance to earn a 13th away league win for the first time in the club's history.
It would break the record (12), which many of the same players set as they won the NL South Championship two years ago.
On the road this season United have beaten champions Sutton United, Hartlepool United, Wrexham, Chesterfield, Bromley, FC Halifax Town, Solihull Moors, Aldershot Town, Wealdstone, Weymouth, Woking and Barnet.
The Gulls have also recorded cup wins at Sholing, Chesham United, Southport and Boreham Wood.
Until 2018-2019, the 'Away' record was held by the late Cyril Knowles' 1987-88 side.
On their way to the Division Four Play-Off Final in that marathon (62 matches) season, United won eleven league games away from Plainmoor - Wolves, Bolton, Peterborough and Exeter among them.
- 1 Hartlepool United 1 Torquay United 1 (Hartlepool win 5-4 on penalties after extra-time)
- 2 Gulls inconsolable after defeat
- 3 Striker Scott not playing in play-off final - for a very good reason
- 4 Torbay's 'hidden gem' going from strength to strength - perhaps new restaurant will 'hammer' home that message?
- 5 Torquay United penalty order...just in case
- 6 Concentration the key for Torquay United
- 7 Tributes paid to village character Leebo who will be missed by many - but not perhaps some marauding football fans!
- 8 Tributes to our Mike - a true Torquinian and family man
- 9 Congratulations from Clarke
- 10 So much at stake for Torquay United
They also won another four away matches in the FA and Associate Members' Cups.
Thirty-three years on the current side is guaranteed second place in the NL, and a 13th away victory would send them into the Play-Offs in good heart…