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Goal celebrations for Connor Lemonheigh-Evans of Torquay United during the National League match bet

Goal celebrations for Connor Lemonheigh-Evans of Torquay United during the National League match between Weymouth and Torquay United at Bob Lucas Stadium, Weymouth, Dorset on Monday 28th Dec 2020 - PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK - Credit: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Gulls manager Gary Johnson hailed another ‘great result’ after Torquay United had pulled off a last gasp see-saw 4-3 victory at Weymouth to open up an eleven-point lead at the top of the National League.  

With the help of a key double substitution ten minutes from time, including the introduction of midfielder Jake Andrews for lone striker Josh Umerah, United grabbed a 12th victory in their first 16 games with Connor Lemonheigh-Evans’ 87th minute winner.  

“First of all, it was a great game, and credit to both teams after having to play two days earlier,“ said  Johnson.  

“I was really pleased with how we finished the game. It’s just a great result for us, and we carry on.  

“We played some great stuff in the first half. At 2-0 maybe our boys took their foot off the pedal a little bit.  

“Straight after half-time it was nice to score a third goal (3-1), but don’t leave early when you’re watching us!  

“I made the substitutions for the right reasons – Dean Moxey and Josh Umerah had both worked very hard and I wanted to freshen things up.  

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