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Torquay target one win for survival

Torquay are preparing for a season-defining game - one more win will see the side safe from relegation - something many thought impossible. Photo: ITV West Country

Torquay United are preparing for a season-defining game. Despite the gravity there are no signs of nerves, and the team exudes the confidence that a run of three wins from four games produces.

But it was a very different story just two months ago. In mid-February, the Gulls were bottom of the table, 12 points from safety and seemingly doomed to relegation.

Torquay were bottom of the table, 12 points from safety in February

Fast forward 14 games and Torquay have picked up 27 points, representing promotion form and catapulting the club to 17th position. They need just one more win to stay up.

14 games later they have picked up 27 points are need one more win to remain safe

Midfielder Luke Young had this to say:

Torquay's run of form has been incredible.

Since hitting rock bottom back in February, they've crammed in 14 league games and won eight.

They also embarked on an eight-game unbeaten run and now Tuesday's win over Altrincham means the job is almost done.

We've earned the right to put ourselves in this position. But the position is that the job isn't done, all we can concentrate on is going to Bromley, realising that there's work to be done and going in there and putting in the kind of work rate and the kind of shift that we've been putting in lately.

We've gone through some tough times, we've had a good run lately but it means nothing, all that matters to us is Bromley and what we go and do against them so, the lads have got to be hungry, they've got to be ready for a fight and then they've got to go and win that fight.


With plans in place for a new stadium and takeover talks involving new investment at an advanced stage, a turbulent season in the 117-year history of Torquay United could end on a real high.

And the party could start at 5 o'clock in Bromley if the Gulls get the victory they need.