FA Trophy draw for United
- Credit: The FA/Sam Holden Agency/Tom Mur
Gulls will be on the road before Christmas
TORQUAY United’s last match before Christmas will be an away tie in the Buildbase FA Trophy against either Aveley or Chesham United.
Essex side Aveley, of the Isthmian League, and Southern League Chesham, from Buckinghamshire, will meet in the Second Round next Tuesday night, and the winners will host former finalists United on Saturday week, December 19.
Aveley would be new territory for the Gulls, but they have met Chesham before – United needed a replay before winning 2-0 away in December 2015, both goals scored by former WBA forward Andre Wright.
Trophy fixtures are having to be crammed in to complete the competition alongside the pressures of a Covid-affected league season.
National League leaders Torquay will have a rare week’s break after the Trophy tie before tackling Christmas and New Year games against Yeovil Town on Boxing Day (H) and January 1 (A) and Weymouth (A) on December 28.
- 1 For our 'rock' as much as anybody, everything is crossed for promotion
- 2 Emotional day that revealed close-knit family behind monarchy
- 3 Spacious and flexible accommodation has been improved, updated, and extended
- 4 Plans unveiled to demolish Torquay Debenhams store
- 5 Dramatic bovine rescue from Torbay waters
- 6 Prince Philip's final resting place will be in tiny chapel
- 7 National League round-up
- 8 All aboard the Land train for lots of fun - and a history lesson or two!
- 9 I hope formality is put aside and the Queen is able to grieve for Prince Philip
- 10 An ideal family home or investment purchase