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Torquay United 1-1 Gateshead

Sean McGinty
Sean McGinty joined Torquay in June 2016 from Aldershot

Sean McGinty scored a 90th-minute equaliser to secure struggling Torquay a point at home to Gateshead.

Torquay went close in the first half but Alex Davey's header hit the bar, before Gateshead went ahead as Jordan Preston finished off a counter-attack.

The Heed came close to a second before the break but Danny Johnson was denied by Vincent Dorel when clean through.

Torquay secured a vital point when McGinty fired past Dan Hanford after the ball fell loose from a corner.

The hosts remain in the National League relegation zone but are now five points from safety.

Gateshead to Torquay is one of the longest journeys in English football, but around 20 Gateshead fans made the 760-mile round trip on a freezing night across the country.

The Heed tweeted: "There are at least 20 Heed fans in the away end at Torquay tonight. Simply unbelievable, thank you so much for your fantastic support."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 30Dorel
  • 16Barnum-Bobb
  • 21DaveyBooked at 55mins
  • 4Lathrope
  • 5McGinty
  • 26AndressonSubstituted forPittmanat 79'minutes
  • 3Davis
  • 8Young
  • 10KeatingSubstituted forGnabouyouat 56'minutes
  • 13McQuoidSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 79'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 19Reid

Substitutes

  • 1Clarke
  • 9Pittman
  • 12Evans
  • 22Gnabouyou
  • 27Myrie-Williams

Gateshead

  • 21Hanford
  • 12TinklerBooked at 40mins
  • 4Kerr
  • 19HannantBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 60'minutes
  • 2Vassell
  • 5Byrne
  • 16Penn
  • 11PrestonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 73'minutes
  • 8PeniketSubstituted forO'Donnellat 85'minutes
  • 9Johnson
  • 10Burrow

Substitutes

  • 1Montgomery
  • 7York
  • 13McLaughlin
  • 14O'Donnell
  • 24Williams
Referee:
Gary Parsons
Attendance:
1,405

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1. Sean McGinty (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. JJ O'Donnell replaces Richard Peniket.

Booking

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Axel Óskar Andresson.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Josh McQuoid.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Callum Williams replaces Jordan Preston.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Luke Hannant.

Booking

Jordan Preston (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Guy Gnabouyou replaces Ruairi Keating.

Booking

Alex Davey (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Gateshead 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Gateshead 1.

Booking

Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Luke Hannant (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 0, Gateshead 1. Jordan Preston (Gateshead).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 12th December 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield2413563023744
2Sutton United2412663429542
3Wrexham2412662318542
4Dover24118533171641
5Dag & Red23117538251340
6Aldershot24117637251240
7Boreham Wood23108534221238
8Bromley2410773931837
9Tranmere2397728181034
10Ebbsfleet2381053324934
11Maidstone United229762527-234
12Woking2210392930-133
13Maidenhead United2471073234-231
14Hartlepool248792428-431
15Gateshead237972822630
16Halifax247892532-729
17Fylde217773228428
18Eastleigh2451183136-526
19Barrow2467112832-425
20Leyton Orient2466123141-1024
21Chester2349102236-1421
22Torquay2547142238-1619
23Guiseley2238111940-2117
24Solihull Moors2444162142-2116
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