Torquay United knocked off the top

Plainmoor’s Torbay Weekly Stand

Plainmoor’s Torbay Weekly Stand - Credit: Archant

Torquay United have been knocked off the top of the National League for the first time in more than four months. 

Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Hartlepool United, a fifth home game without a win for the Gulls, reduced their once double-figure lead to goal-difference. 

On Tuesday night, while Torquay-v-Aldershot Town was postponed because of the Shots' Covid-19 issues, Sutton United continued their remarkable run with a from-behind 2-1 win over Yeovil Town at Gander Green Lane. 

The result leaves Matt Gray's Ambers on a streak which reads W10 D3 L2, and they are now three points ahead of the Gulls, with a game in hand. 

That surge has coincided with a poor spell for Torquay - they have taken only 12 points from a possible 30. 

The rest of Tuesday's results didn't go too badly for United. 

Hartlepool did move over the Gulls into second place, but only with a 1-1 draw at Altrincham with ten men. 

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