Town welcome Torquay United to The CNG Stadium on Saturday for the first time since 2005, 14 years on from FA Cup penalty shootout agony.
The two sides have already met this season at Plainmoor where Torquay came out 4-2 victors. Town were ahead until the 70th
minute but a controversial sending off for Jon Stead in the 63rd
minute proved to be a pivotal moment in the match.
In recent weeks Town have recorded a convincing 3-1 victory over Chesterfield sandwiched between draws against Bromley and Halifax and in the latest outing, a 3-1 defeat at Sutton.
Torquay will also be looking to return to winning ways, picking up no points in their last four league outings have meant the Gulls sit tenth in the division, three points and three places behind Town.
The visitors have won four on their travels this season with the most recent coming away to Halifax in a goal filled encounter. It finished 4-2 and was the sixth time this season that six goals have been scored in a fixture involving Torquay.
The away side won their first promotion since 2009 last season as Gary Johnson guided Torquay to the National League South title. His side went on an impressive run of ten successive victories which rocketed them from 14th
to top of the table.
Forward Jaime Reid is the danger man for Torquay United, he played a key role in their promotion campaign and is the National League’s top scorer this season, netting 14 goals so far.
Town currently sit seventh in the league, seven points adrift of top spot, though a victory could see the home side climb level on points with third place Solihull Moors.
Standing and seated tickets can be purchased online at a reduced rate up until midnight on Friday 6th
December through the below link, as well as being available on the gate.
Preview by Henry Whitaker
Preview in association with LV Bet