Danny Burnell – @dannyburnell_92
Danny previews the upcoming week, as well as looking at events that happened on this day for the week commencing 21st November.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday – FA Trophy 3rd round draw
The Gulls’ enter this years FA Trophy at the third round stage. The draw will be made on Monday as United await their opponents who they will face on 17th December.
Saturday – TUFC v Gateshead @ Plainmoor (15.00 KO)
It’s a six-pointer at Plainmoor as Gateshead come to town. Torquay know anything less than 3 points is disastrous as they look to pull away from the dreaded drop zone.
Saturday – Yeovil Town U18’s v TUFC U18’s @ Alvington Playing Fields(10.30 KO)
United head to Somerset seeking their fifth win of the season. The Gulls’ recorded a 3-0 win over Wimborne last weekend.
Sunday – Bournemouth Sports v TUWFC (13.00 KO)
The Ladies’ are back in cup action away at Boutnemouth Sports.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
Current Gateshead manager and former player Mike Williamson began his career at Plainmoor. Gary Brabin had loan spells at both clubs. Ryan Bowman and Toby Ajala both left Plainmoor for Gateshead, as did Ruairi Keating back in 2019.
Michael Poke – United’s former #1 will turn 37 on Monday.
Liam Davis – The popular former left back will celebrate turning 36 Wednesday
Danny Stevens – The pint-sized winger also turns 36 on Friday.
ON THIS DAY
22nd November 2016 – On loan local boy Kieffer Moore nets a hat trick at home to Solihull. 6 years later, he’s with Wales at the World Cup.
27th November 2006 – Lubos Kubik replaces Ian Atkins as boss. We all know how that one went….
23rd November 1991 – Justin Fashanu signs for the Gulls’, after an unsuccessful trial at Newcastle.
Gateshead H2H at Plainmoor
12/12/2017: TUFC 1-1 Gateshead – Sean McGinty scores a last minute equaliser to secure a point.
28/01/2017: TUFC 3-1 Gateshead – Fitzpatrick, Rooney & Williams net in a 3-1 win.
23/01/2016: TUFC 0-2 Gateshead – A disappointing day at Plainmoor.
22/11/2014: TUFC 2-2 Gateshead- Ryan Bowman scores twice, including the last minute to secure a draw.