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Torquay United heading for the worst home record in their history

By Herald Express  |  Posted: April 10, 2014


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TORQUAY United are in danger of finishing with the worst home record in their history.

Last Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Scunthorpe left the Gulls with a record at Plainmoor which reads: W4 D8 L9.

Only twice before have United won only four times at home – in their first-ever Football League season (1927-28) and in 1995-96.

In 1927-28 the old Third Division South was contested over 42 games, not the current 46, and United's home record was W4 D10 L7.

And in 1995-96 they finished W4 D9 L10.

It won't come as a shock to add that they finished bottom of the league on both occasions.

United were re-elected in 1928, and in 1996 they were saved by Conference champions Stevenage Borough's ground not being ready in time.

The only other times that the Gulls have finished bottom were in 1985 and 1986, under Dave Webb.

In 1984-85 their home record was W5 D11 L7 and in 1985-86 it read W8 D5 L10.

United have two more home games to avoid that unwanted record – Dagenham & Redbridge on Good Friday (Apr 18) and Wycombe Wanderers on the last day of the season (May 3).

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