Date: 20th November 2010 at 8:46pm
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Greg Tansey’s wonderful 20-yard strike with 20 minutes of the contest remaining cancelled out an earlier Eunan O’Kane strike which had looked set to win the game for the Gulls.

Manager Paul Simpson opted to hand full debuts to both Tom Aldred and Yannick Salem whilst Jake Simpson replaced David Poole.

The Gulls started the game with two holding midfielders and looked more than happy to hit the Hatters on the break.

Paul Simpson’s men were given a real scare in the 18th minute however when a pin-point Kevin Nicholson cross was headed onto the post by Joe Oastler.

Adam Griffin’s long range pass picked out George Donnelly who burst into the box before cutting the ball onto his left-foot and curling the ball into the arms of Scott Bevan.

Elliot Benyon did find the net shortly into the second period but he was adjudged to have stepped offside and therefore the goal was dissallowed.

Torquay took the lead on the stroke of the hour when Ashley Hemmings left-footed drive flew past Glennon and cannonned off Glennon’s post before falling kindly to O’Kane who kept his composure to side-foot the ball past both Glennon and Aldred on the goalline.

That goal convinced manager Paul Simpson to throw on both Tom Fisher and Greg Tansey – and it was the latter who made an immediate impact.

Tansey looked set to cross the ball into the box, yet instead he unleashed a 20-yard thunderbolt which left Gulls keeper Bevan rooted to his spot.

Wesleigh Fletcher who also came on as a substitute could have won it for the Hatters but after beating Bevan to the loose ball he saw his attempt drift despairingly wide of the goal.

After the game manager Paul Simpson said:

”I was hoping to get three points from this game, but I think on reflection you have to say they are a good side and we have to pay them a lot of respect.

”I would have liked to have won the game today so we could go into the game against Port Vale with the pressure off us, but we now need to claim a victory on Tuesday night.

”We need to win as many of our home games as possible, we have drawn quite a few here at Edgeley Park now, what we need to do next is start turning those draws into wins.”


12 Replies to “Stockport 1-1 Torquay United”

  • Overall I came away happy with the draw. They were the better side. Its another point. We have 19 now and I think maybe as little as 47 will keep us in the league this year. How close is it at the bottom this season? Keep going lads! Grit, determination and a bit of luck now and again and Simpson will have earned his place in my book of County worthies.

  • Possible to achieve that 47 points if that is the target cropped? 5 games to go to the halfway point of the season. The 5 games in question are Port Vale (H), Northampton (A), Crewe (H), Cheltenham (A) and Rotherham (H). The way we have been playing can you see us get any points? I certainly can’t and that is not being negative. Just realistic. That would leave us having to get the remaining 28 points. That would mean a complete change of fortune for the club. If we can only get 19 points for half a season then there is no chance of staying up. Lets hope that I am wrong but it is not looking very good unless some money is made available to obtain some decent players during the January transfer window. I do hope that it won’t be too late!

  • We are doing ok given the players we have are clearly no where near good enough for the conference let alone league two so we have to hope that somehow there are two sides worse than us in our present league, however we must remember we have won at Macc and Bury so there maybe hope

  • MA, to some extent its what side of bed I get out of that shapes my thoughts. I really think we will have a stronger second half to the season and that there will be some transfer action in January. I reckon Simpson will chance upon a first 16 that will be good enough to finish out of the bottom 2. Bad luck with injuries and even my opimism may wane.

  • cropped as long as we are not in the same bed I will go with your thoughts. Lets hope that there is some action in the transfer window. The 2015 group at the moment don’t fill me with any confidence that money will be made available. I hope that I am wrong!

  • *chuckle*

    Going to stick my neck out and guess we will spend £50K in Jan. We should start a sweep on it. £50K will get us an average midfielder and a full back. We can kiss any Donnelly purchase good bye though we may get an extension to his loan for the rest of the season. We WILL finish 22nd and stay up by one point. Jeez… my blood pressure medication will have to be upped.

  • I missed the Torquay game (man flu) but my spies tell me we weren’t much cop. Great we got another point but don’t get yer hopes up for Tuesdays game. I can see us getting tonked to be honest and I know we are at home but a point would be a decent result.

  • You are right Kid, at present we are no better than the start of the season. Hence my comments that we have no chance of getting anywhere near the 47 points that cropped said we need. It is my view and believe that not enough is being done to bring a better class of player to the club. What have we got left regardiing playing resources if and when all the loan players return to parent clubs? We would be lucky to put a team out on the park. This in effect makes it worse than what we had last season. Perhaps Simmo’s hands are tied regarding player transfers, if this is the case then it is down to the 2015 board will need to do some explaing regarding what direction the club are going in. I think they want the club to go down which may give them breathing space to rebuild. By then it will be too late, a lot of hard core fans will have deserted them and once they leave it will be very hard to get them back on board. If anyone has a line to the 2015 board perhaps they could ask why nothing is forth coming on the information front. All they are doing is putting a bigger barrier between them and the people that they so badly need, the fans.

  • Could not wait for the Vale match report – still man flu so stayed at home. JOKE. Our 4th 5-0 thumping. Knew we would get rolled over but FIVE… AGAIN… AT HOME. Relegation fodder. I had heard a few saying there were those on the board of the new owners who may not think its the end of the world if we went down but to me it will finish a lot of us off. Call me fickle but I cannot remember a worse shower represent the club. I have tried to be positive but the rest of the season is likely to be a ****ing chore. IF the new owners think Gannon coming back to mastermind our 2011-12 Conference promotion push is going to erase the stain of this season then they are very WRONG !

  • Your spot on Kid you are not fickle as it would finish me off in terms of going to the games, I have no interest in the games at present cause we are going to games knowing we are gonna get turned over, we are clueless and inadaquate.
    It’s clear there is no money in the pot so Jim Gannon coming back would make diddle sqat difference, we could have Jose Mourinho in charge and it would make little difference. Will not renew season ticket next season as our board appear to have no desire to take us forward given that no investment appears imminent

  • Hey vital, where is the Vale report. A few days have passed now so maybe some objective writing could be made?

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