Login Register

MATCH REPORT: Bury 1 Torquay United 3

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 02, 2013

Torquay United manager Alan Knill

Comments (1)

Fit-again defender Aaron Downes marked his comeback with a first-half goal and loan striker Paul McCallum scored twice as Torquay United ended a six-match winless run with a key victory over Bury at Gigg Lane.

In horrendous conditions - pouring rain was accompanied by thunder and lightning in the second half - United stood up to often mountainous pressure, with Downes and fellow centre-back Anthony O'Connor outstanding.

Downes, playing only 26 days after a cartilage operation, headed United in front from Kevin Nicholson's corner in the 18th minute.

And, after Nathan Cameron equalised for the Shakers six minutes later, it was another Nicholson corner which set up McCallum for another header in the 29th minute.

A brilliant save by Martin Rice from Cameron just after half-time helped the Gulls to stay in front, before McCallum thumped a right-foot shot into the top right-hand corner from Elliot Benyon's cross after 56 minutes.

It was also a great result for Gulls boss Alan Knill, who was returning to the club he left in 2011.

Read more from Torquay Herald Express

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters
  • HESport  |  November 02 2013, 6:17PM

    Great win for the Gulls- lets hope they've turned the corner at last!

    |   3