Ebene News – GB – Torquay United assess attackers’ options at Chesterfield today

Manager Gary Johnson is “thrilled” with Eastleigh’s victory – but knows the team haven’t won anything yet

Torquay United travel to Chesterfield today after a confident victory over Eastleigh on Saturday kept them one point ahead of National League-top rival Sutton United

With six games to go, every point is precious now with Sutton also winning this weekend and having one more game to play than United, and Hartlepool United also on their tails after winning on Saturday night Stockport County, fourth, shouldn’t be downsized either

But it was a wonderful performance for the Gulls against Eastleigh to take seven points in three straight home games, also with their seventh win in eight games; nine out of 11

Billy Waters hit the first at six minutes with a step inside right and left foot strikes that left Eastleigh goaltender Joe McDonnell watching the ball fly over him and into the corner furthest from his goal

Torquay led 2-0 in the second minute of the second half – Jake Andrews swung the ball beautifully from a corner with Hall meeting the cross with a nice header It was the 12th goal for the captain of the season

There was a lack of focus in the 58th when Tyrone Barnett struck to make it 2-1 It was a rambling goal with United failing to cope with an attack on the left – and completely against the course of the game But whatever – Andrews went 3-1 with a superb low free kick that wrapped around the wall and found the bottom right corner of the net to calm nerves in the 73rd minute

With loan forward Scott Boden also unable to play against parent club Chesterfield today, it was good to see Sunderland forward Benji Kimpioka come off the bench in the second half and look sharp and dangerous after his hamstring injury

Manager Gary Johnson was understandably delighted with the performance – but knows the team haven’t won anything yet

“What really appealed to me was the confidence in our performance,” said Johnson “Our forwards were busy and our midfielders were smart and busy and our defenders looked solid

“So overall it was a very good afternoon for us at a very important time”

Despite their 3-1 home loss to Hartlepool live on BT Sport on Saturday night, Chesterfield is not to be underestimated They are still shouting a playing field and won’t want to give that up easily They are currently seventh

Their form is fragile, however – after winning five straight games in March and April, they have won only once in six games since But two games in three days is tough for everyone. world

Their goalscorer against Hartlepool was defender Fraser Kerr, who signed for Torquay early in the season, was injured, played in seven games and then got injured again He was released by the Gulls in January and signed for Chesterfield soon after

Johnson said: “They did the same thing as us so it’s not like they’ll be more or less tired They’ve played the same number of games as us so again that will be a good football game “

With Boden missing, Johnson will have a decision to make as to who starts up front It was Waters and Boden on Saturday and they had their best match as a couple Young striker Kimpioka looked good when he came in in play – and Josh Umerah returned to the bench after serving his one-game ban

“We have three forwards and Connor [Lemonheigh-Evans] can go too – so it’s good to have a few options,” Johnson said

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Ebene News – GB – Torquay United assess attackers’ options at Chesterfield today

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