GULLS WEEKLY – W/C 31st October


Danny Burnell – @dannyburnell_92

Danny previews the upcoming week, as well as looking at events that happened on this day for the week commencing 31st October.


Tuesday – TUFC v Aldershot @ Plainmoor (19.45 KO)

The desperate situation at TQ HQ shows no sign of letting up, as the need for 3 points is as important as ever. It’s approaching SIX months since the Gulls’ last recorded a home win in a competitive fixture. The circumstances are dire, and the opposition couldn’t be on any more of a high. After the sacking of Mark Molesley last month, the Shots have now won 3 in a row.

Sunday – TUFC v Derby @ Plainmoor (15.00 KO)

It may be a welcome distraction from the disastrous league campaign, or it may come as a hindrance, as United host the Rams in front of the ITV cameras. Derby sit in 7th place in League One.

Saturday – Oxford United U18’s v TUFC U18’s @ Oxford City FC (15.00 KO)

The young Gulls’ face a massive fixture in the FA Youth Cup first round, as they travel to Oxford. It will be a tough ask for the youngsters, but an occassion to cherish, as they look to progress in the competition.

Sunday – TUWFC v Bristol Rovers Women @ Coach Road, Devon FA (14.00 KO)

The Ladies’ host a strong Rovers outfit with 3 wins from their 6 games this season.


Former fans favourite Tim Sills enjoyed very successful spells at both Torquay & Aldershot, playing over 100 games for each. Scott Rendell is another to have donned both colours, with his main success coming in his three year spell at the Rec. Jean Yves-Koue Niate made the switch from Plainmoor to the Shots back in January 2020.

Jamie Ward made a name for himself at Pride Park, scoring 29 goals for the Rams. Former Gulls defender Alex Watson had a brief loan speall at Derby early on in his career. Dean Sturridge was loaned to Plainmoor from County back in 1994, where he played 10 times, scoring five times.


Position: Defender

Place of birth: Wandsworth

DOB: 01/11/1968

TUFC Stats (all competitions): 158 appearances, 20 goals

Clubs represented: Charlton, Torquay, Scunthorpe, Oxford, Leicester, Ipswich

Signed by: Cyril Knowles

Memorable moment: A very impressive goals return from a centre back. He made his name with Leicester after making over 250 for them.


Matt Elliott – The former Gulls defender will celebrate his 54th birthday on Tuesday.

Shaq Coulthirst – The former loanee with turn 28 on Wednesday.


2nd November 2019 – The Gulls’ make it 4 wins in a row with a 4-2 away win over Halifax. Kalala, Cameron and a Reid brace.

3rd November 1998 – After just 40 days, and 7 appearances, Chris Waddle departs Plainmoor.

4th November 1995 – A 16-year old Garry Monk makes his Torquay debut.

6th November 1909 – A 3-0 victory against Longpark in the Torquay & District League stands, although the game is abandoned after 85 minutes after the second match ball bursts and no others are available.


Aldershot H2H at Plainmoor (Last 5)

22/03/2022: TUFC 4-0 Shots – The Gulls’ win with ease with goals from Moxey, Wearne, CLE & a calamitous OG.

27/04/2021: TUFC 2-1 Shots – A hugely controversial last few minutes as United are denied a penatly in the dying seconds, only for Scott Boden to win it late into added on time.

14/12/2019: TUFC 5-1 Shots – In the midst of a bad run, losing their last 6 games, the Gulls dismantle Aldershot with ease in this FA Trophy clash.

24/08/2019: TUFC 2-0 Shots – Jamie Reid scores a delightful goal as the Gulls’ run out 2-0 winners in front of the BT Cameras.

02/12/2017: TUFC 0-0 Shots – Uneventful at Plainmoor.







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