Danny Burnell – @dannyburnell_92
Danny previews the upcoming week, as well as looking at events that happened on this day for the week commencing 5th December.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Saturday – Bath City U18’s v TUFC U18’s @ Twerton Park (10.30 KO)
Dickson’s young Gulls’ will be looking to bounce back after a defeat to Yeovil a couple of weeks ago. They travel to bottom of the table Bath, who have just one win from their first 8 matches.
Sunday – Oldham v TUFC @ Boundary Park (15.00 KO)
In front of the BT Cameras once more, United will be looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. A morale boasting victory at Dagenham has set this one up nicely as the Yellows aim to move out of the relegation zone for the first time in months. Oldham occupy 23rd place at the time of writing, but do play one of their 3 games in hand on Tuesday night, as they travel to Boreham Wood.
Sunday – TUWFC v Forest Green Rovers Women @ Coach Road (14.00 KO)
After a comprehensive win at Poole last weekend, United host table toppers FGR in what will be a tough test. 6 points separate the two sides, with the Gulls’ having played 3 games less.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
Reuben Hazell enjoyed a two-year spell in the Riviera, before making over 150 appearances for the Latics. Whilst, Rodney Jack made his name at Plainmoor, earning himself a £650k move to Crewe. He spent a short time at Oldham in the 2004/05 season, scoring 2 goals in 10 appearances.
David Woozley – The former Gulls’ defender will turn 43 on Tuesday.
Ben Wynter – The now Barnet man will celebrate his 25th birthday on Sunday.
Arjan Van Heusden – The Dutch stopper turned Cop celebrates his 50th on Sunday.
ON THIS DAY
9th December 2004 – United splash out a club record £75,000 for striker Leon Constantine.
11th December 1998 – The Gulls’ secure the services of 40 year old and Wales legend Neville Southall.
7th December 1981 – Torquay beat Man United 4-2 in Tony Brown’s testimonial. Ray Wilkins and Lou Macari with the goals for the Red Devils.
Gulls’ H2H at Boundary Park (Last 2)
23/04/2005: Oldham 1-2 TUFC – Hockley and Akinfenwa strike either side of half time to give Torquay a crucial win in their bid for survival.
24/09/1991: Oldham 7-1 TUFC – First Division Oldham dispatch Lowly Torquay with ease in the League Cup.