Weymouth FC V TUFC Match Preview by Steve Harris

TT MATCH PREVIEW

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Steve Harris – @Steveharris84

Match details: Weymouth versus Torquay United

Venue: Bob Lucas Stadium, Weymouth

Date: Monday 28th December 2020

Kick-off:  3pm

Current form (last six all competitions):

Weymouth: L, L, L, L, W, D

Torquay United: W, W, D, L, W, W

Top scorers:

Weymouth: Tom Whelan, Josh McQuoid – 3 each

Torquay: Danny Wright – 8

Head to Head:

Weymouth: 1          Draw: 1          Torquay: 2

Last time the two teams met: Tuesday 10th February 2009, Torquay United 0 Weymouth 2 – Blue Square Premier

Torquay missed out on the chance to move into the Blue Square Premier play-offs after suffering a surprise defeat at home against in-form Weymouth.

The Gulls’ Roscoe Dsane was denied by Weymouth keeper Danny Knowles before Weymouth went ahead, when Stuart Beavon crossed for Ryan Williams to hammer in on the stroke of half time.

In the second half, Knowles saved from Nicky Wroe and Iyseden Christie then fired wide, before Tim Sills headed over from close-range.

The visitors wrapped it up when Beavon struck home late on from 20 yards in the 88th minute.

Manager: Brian Stock           

After succeeding Southend United bound Mark Molesley in the summer of 2020, Brian Stock will be looking to ensure that Weymouth retain their National League status in his first managerial role.

Stock, who was capped three times by Wales, lists AFC Bournemouth, Preston North End, Doncaster Rovers and Burnley as his former clubs. Whilst with the Cherries he was a team mate of former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, and he also linked up with Howe again at Burnley when Howe signed him for the Clarets in 2012.

Stock spent two years in East Lancashire before returning south to sign for Havant and Waterlooville, where he ended his professional career in 2019.

He also helped Doncaster win promotion to the Championship in the 2007-08 season.

One to watch: Josh McQuoid

The name of Josh McQuoid is a familiar one to Torquay United fans after his loan spell with the Gulls in the 2017-18 season from Luton Town, where he scored twice in 16 appearances.

McQuoid started out with AFC Bournemouth in 2006, and he had two stints with the Cherries across a career that would see him appear for Millwall, Luton Town and Aldershot Town. In addition to this, he also had loan spells with Burnley (under Eddie Howe), Peterborough United, Coventry City, Stevenage and the Gulls before he joined Weymouth.

He was part of the Terras’ side who won promotion from the National League South last season. McQuoid also qualified to represent Northern Ireland through his grandfather, and he was capped five times by the province.

Possible line-ups:

Torquay (4-4-1-1)

Shaun MacDonald

Sam Sherring – Gary Warren – Kyle Cameron – Dean Moxey

Aaron Nemane – Adam Randell – Asa Hall – Ben Whitfield

Connor Lemonheigh-Evans

Josh Umerah

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Weymouth (4-4-2)

Jack Bycroft

Calvin Brooks – Corey Jordan – Jake McCarthy – Ollie Harfield

Alefe Santos – Jordan Ngalo – Sean Shields – Josh McQuoid

Jack Hoey – Cody Cooke

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I simply live and breathe Football and have supported Torquay United since 1989. I am a season ticket holder on Bristows and a Trust member. I set up TorquayTalk in 2017 to give true supporters a voice and honest opinions on their club.

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