National League South Sat 12 August Plainmoor
Torquay Utd
  • Aguiar (30')
  • Pearce (68')
  • Meekums (90')

Adam Hinselwood’s men head west for what will be the first ever meeting between the two sides fresh from a dramatic opening day win over Tonbridge Angels.

With the game destined to end goalless Nicky Wheeler struck a 95th minute winner to get his new side off to the perfect start to the new season.

The Opposition

The Gulls are new to the division following relegation from the National League last season.

Managed by the experienced Gary Johnson, Torquay drew their opening league fixture with Dover Athletic despite leading 2-0 in the first half.

A Football League club as recently as 2014, they spent one season at step two in 2018/19, winning promotion back to the National League at the first attempt.


5/8 – Dover Athletic (away) – drew 2-2

Worn Both Shirts

Captain Aarran Racine joined Torquay in January 2017 on loan from Forest Green Rovers for the rest of the season, however his debut ended in disaster when in the process of conceding a penalty he suffered an ACL injury that would keep him out for 15 months before linking up with his home town club.

Ricky Aguiar also had a brief loan spell in the south west last season, also suffering an injury during his time there that restricted him to just two appearances for the club.

Jake Robinson in action for Torquay United in 2011

A third Rebel to enjoy a loan spell with the Gulls is Jake Robinson, who joined from League Two rivals Shrewsbury Town in 2011.

The striker made headlines a few weeks later when he struck two goals against his parent club in a 5-0 win.

He also went on to help them overcome the Shrews in the play-off semi final before eventually being denied promotion by Stevenage in the final at Old Trafford.

Rebels new boy Joe Felix also made 9 National League appearances for Torquay during the second half of the 2021/22 season.

Team News

Hinshelwood will have Liam Vincent available for selection following his return to the club on loan from Portsmouth this week as cover for the injured Cam Tutt.

Midfielders Kane Wills and Jesse Starkey remained sidelined having missed the majority of pre-season.

Supporter Information

The match kicks-off at Plainmoor at 3pm, tickets are available to buy online in advance, with the added benefit of a £2 saving on match day prices.

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