Wrexham's unbeaten run came to an end on Tuesday, and there's no let-up in this frantic season, as 4 days later we must look to pick ourselves up with a long trip to play the league leaders.
HEAD TO HEAD
Torquay returned to the National League Premier Division last season, but we only got to play them once. Our game at Plainmoor ended in a 1-0 defeat, while our clash at The Racecourse was postponed as a consequence of the approaching Storm Dennis. We were never able to rearrange the fixture as four weeks later the season was abandoned.
Historically, home advantage has been key matches between these sides, which is hardly surprising considering the distance between the clubs.
Our early trips to Devon brought us a fair amount of success, which skews our record at Plainmoor. In more recent years we’ve had less to shout about, although there have been some notable victories along the way.
The most obvious of those is the FA Trophy semi-final second leg in 2015. Leading 2-1 from the first leg, we swept The Gulls away in the second half with two goals from Kieran Morris and another by Louis Moult clinching a comfortable victory.>
We won there the following season too, with Mark Carrington scoring the only goal, but haven’t beaten them again on their own turf in 4 subsequent attempts.
Christian Dibble has enjoyed success at Plainmoor, keeping a clean sheet there during his first season at Wrexham, as the sides battled out a grim goalless draw in very difficult windy conditions.
Chris Holroyd is the only Wrexham player to score a hat trick against The Gulls, and it's also the most recent time a Wrexham player has gone home with the match ball.
The match ended 4-0, and was memorable for the remarkable friendship which was struck up with a travelling band of 1.FC Magdeburg fans!
Elliott Durrell makes his 50th Wrexham appearance at Torquay.