Torquay United will face Notts County in the Play-Offs
- Credit: Steve Bond/Pinnacle
Former Torquay United defender Mark Ellis inspired Notts County to a dramatic 3-2 victory over Chesterfield, and it's the Magpies who will head for Plainmoor next Saturday for the National League Play-Off Semi-Final.
Ellis, on loan from Tranmere Rovers, was outstanding in the heart of the Notts defence and, after setting up their second equaliser for Kyle Wotton, he scored the 90th minute winner in front of just over 4,500 fans at Meadow Lane.
An injury to Chesterfield goalkeeper James Montgomery, whose mobility was severely impaired, played a key part in Notts' comeback. The Spireites had no replacement goalie on the bench.
They scored through Danny Rowe in the 27th minute and Liam Mandeville in the 42nd, only for Kyle Wootton to level in the 30th and 71st minutes for County.
Chesterfield's veteran substitute Nathan Tyson missed a couple of good chances, and he nearly made it 3-3 in stoppage-time, but Notts held on.
Torquay earlier announced that next Saturday's Semi-Final has sold out, and all attention now switches to that 12.00 kick-off.
Hartlepool United and Bromley meet on Sunday for the right to travel to Stockport County in the other Semi-Final.
- 1 Hartlepool United 1 Torquay United 1 (Hartlepool win 5-4 on penalties after extra-time)
- 2 Striker Scott not playing in play-off final - for a very good reason
- 3 Gulls inconsolable after defeat
- 4 Concentration the key for Torquay United
- 5 Torbay's 'hidden gem' going from strength to strength - perhaps new restaurant will 'hammer' home that message?
- 6 Torquay United penalty order...just in case
- 7 Tributes paid to village character Leebo who will be missed by many - but not perhaps some marauding football fans!
- 8 Congratulations from Clarke
- 9 Tributes to our Mike - a true Torquinian and family man
- 10 Home from home break in our Naturally Inspiring Bay is just what Carolyn and friends needed