JOHN­SON PRO­VIDES THE MAGIC FOR GULLS

HUNGERFORD TOWN 0 TORQUAY UNITED 2

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH - By Ciaran Mor­ri­son

GARY John­son marked his first game in charge of Torquay United with a com­fort­able vic­tory.

Torquay started brightly when Jamie Reid’s vol­ley from close range was palmed away by Jokull An­dres­son.

Alex Fra­gata had the ball in the net for the hosts but his dinked fin­ish was ruled out for off­side. The on-loan Read­ing goal­keeper made an­other smart save from a Kyle Cameron header.

How­ever, the vis­i­tors may have got away with a penalty de­ci­sion when Mar­cus John­son-Schus­ter surged into the penalty box and went down fol­low­ing pres­sure from a de­fender.

The dead­lock was soon bro­ken when Torquay got their first goal of the Gary John­son era and their first on the road this sea­son. Keat­ing flicked on a cross and Reid pow­ered into the back of the net with 25 min­utes gone.

Hungerford had a golden op­por­tu­nity to equalise when Conor Lynch ran in be­hind and chipped over Bass but the on rush­ing goal­keeper was re­lieved to see a de­fender be­hind him to clear the dan­ger.

Asa Hall headed in a de­served sec­ond goal from an An­drews cor­ner.

An­dres­son made two su­perb saves from Reid and Opanin Ed­wards when the at­tack­ers seemed cer­tain to add more gloss to the score.

STAR MAN: Jamie Reid (Torquay) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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