13 October 2020 22:43
Yet another late, late winner gave Torquay all three points in an exciting game at Plainmoor. Stockport, Bromley and now Chesterfield have all been beaten by Torquay goals scored after the added minutes board has been shown around the ground. This time it was Asa Hall who steered the ball home from close range from a low corner skimmed into the box from the right.. It was tough on a hard-working Chesterfield side but no more than Torquay deserved for an all-action performance in which Ben Whitfield was outstanding. Whitfield was a constant thorn in the visitors' side along with his left flank partner Dean Moxey, while Kyle Cameron was a tower of strength at the back.
Torquay had the best of the first half and deservedly took the lead when Louis Britton was first to react when Chesterfield keeper Kyle Letheren could only parry a driven cross from Ben Whitfield into his path. The Gulls had looked lively from the start, with Ben Whitfield a constant threat on the left and Dean Moxey marking his debut with some confident touches on the left of the Torquay back line. Gulls boss Gary Johnson had Moxey available for the first time this season after the ex-Exeter defender completed his suspension, while Gary Warren - another former Grecian - is making a strong recovery from injury and took his place on the bench. The visitors squandered a series of crosses from the right before they equalised moments before the break, Tom Denton tucking the ball in from close range after Lucas Covolan had got down to save a Liam mandeville free kick. Follow all the action as it happened in our LIVE BLOG below "No standout performer at all. Nothing in midfield. Huffed and puffed, never looked like adding to Dentons first half goal. In my opinion, we are still lacking in fitness, we seemed a yard slower all over the pitch." Ben: "Gutting, just gutting for the Spireites. But in fairness, it's probably what Torquay deserved, as the hosts have had the majority of the play in the second-half. I'm sure John Pemberton will be furious that his team didn't stay switched on until the last and see out that one final corner. Not woeful from the Spireites, but I would assume below their own expectations. All in all, it means they have nothing show for their efforts at Plainmoor. Heartbreaking."