Martin Rice: Torquay United revelling in new confidence

Martin Rice
Rice played 35 games last season, keeping three clean sheets

Torquay United goalkeeper Martin Rice believes the club's six-game winning streak stems from a new-found belief.

The Gulls' 2-0 win over Dover extended their unbeaten run to nine games and keeps them second in the Conference.

Rice told BBC Radio Devon: "Last year morale was down all the time and we were going into games thinking 'how many are we going to get beaten by?'

"Now we're going into games thinking 'how many are we going to score?' It takes the pressure off the defence."

Torquay were relegated from the Football League last season and began life in the Conference with a defeat at Gateshead - but since then they have gone on an unbeaten run, conceding just two goals in nine games.

Rice, who continued: "It obviously feels good but it's not just me that's kept the clean sheets, the back four have been solid.

"We weren't settled at the back last season but this year we're solid and everyone's playing in their right positions.

"To be fair, the boys are all chipping in with goals and the atmosphere's great."

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