Paul Cox proud of 10-man Torquay United performance

Paul Cox
Paul Cox last saw his side register a win when they beat Halifax 3-2 on 15 August

Torquay United manager Paul Cox says he is proud of his side after they held Welling to a 1-1 draw, having played over an hour with 10 men.

Goalkeeper Fabian Speiss was controversially sent off after clashing with Welling's George Porter on the edge of the box.

"I'm proud of the the lads," Cox told BBC Radio Devon after the draw.

"If we'd have won that game 3-1 or 4-1 with 10 men, I don't think anyone could have questioned it."

The result means Torquay have gone almost a month without a win.

But Cox was quick to praise his players after a week which saw BBC Sport reveal that the Gulls could go out of business, if some of Torquay's former employees are successful in legal actions against the club.

He said: "We've had a bit of a tough week. There's been bits of turmoil but the players have really focused and I saw a sprit out there that I'm looking for at this football club.

"The players couldn't have given me any more and the only thing that was missing was the three points, which I think they totally deserved.

"I saw some of these players grow in stature and understand what this league's all about."