Sam Jones brings you the best Torquay United goals of the 2019/2020 season.
Sam Jones – @samuellejones
The 2019/2020 season has come to a close in the most undesirable of circumstances. The COVID-19 pandemic means that all football has ground to a halt, and the National League has decided to call the season off. Sometimes, unbelievably, there are things more important than football. And the safety and health of the general population is definitely one of them.
This means that Torquay United have secured a mid-table finish in their first season back in the National League. This will either be 14th or 15th, depending on the approach taken by the governing body, which is all we could really have asked for from Gary’s men.
As in typical Torquay fashion there were lots of ups, and lots of downs throughout the season. And a lot of goals scored, both by us and against us (3rd best attack and 3rd worst defence, who says you don’t get value for money). Amongst the 56 goals scores by us in there were some absolute crackers, so we at TorquayTalk Towers have picked out a few of the best.
So, in no particular order of preference, here are the best Torquay United goals of the 2019/2020 season:
Armani Little vs Plymouth Argyle
An absolutely unbelievable free kick from the new man in everyone’s favourite pre-season fixture. 30-yards out, looked impossible to do anything but cross and he managed to stick it in the top corner.
Jamie Reid vs Boreham Wood
Opening day of the season. Full house at Plainmoor. First game back in the National league, and who steps up? Well, technically Opi Edwards opened the scoring but Jamie Reid secured the three points. His screamer into the top right postage stamp was a goal befitting of the player that he has become under Gary.
Jamie Reid vs Aldershot
Reidy has always been a player for the big occasion, and the BT Sport cameras being at Plainmoor is no exception. In a tight first half against strugglers Aldershot, a moment of magic from Reidy broke the deadlock. He took the ball down with a beautiful Cruyff turn, took a couple of touches and curled the ball into the bottom corner. And the knee slide in front of the cameras was just beautiful.
Armani Little vs Barnet
There’s nothing like a game on August Bank Holiday Monday. The sun, the booze, the burgers. You can’t beat it. And what you also can’t beat is Armani’s goal to give Torquay a 2 goal lead. After getting the ball on the edge of the box, he curled it beautifully into the top corner to give the home keeper no chance.
Kalvin-Lumbombo Kalala vs Harrogate
Kalala often flattered to deceive this season. Too often he would drift in an out of matches, doing nothing much apart from the odd sideways pass. However, his substitute appearance during the Halifax home game was outstanding. He ran the show when he came on, and scored a worldie from outside the box. Wish he would have done it a bit more.
Kalvin-Lumbombo Kalala vs Fylde
Kalvin doesn’t do taps ins does he? The ability the man has is frightening, and the opener against Fylde displayed just that. After the ball dropped to him on the edge of the area, his first time volley was struck perfectly beyond the keeper’s reach. An absolute peach.
Ruairi Keating vs Woking
The last goal that everyone’s favourite Irishman scored for the club. We finally broke our losing run with a thumping victory at home to Woking and Ruairi’s goal was the icing on the cake. A beautiful long ball by Reidy fell perfectly to Keating who chipped the Woking keeper. Lovely.
Which was you favourite?
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