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Match Preview: Bees vs Torquay United

Match Preview: Bees vs Torquay United

Dean Brennan’s side will look to return to winning ways – when hosting Torquay United this Saturday (15:00 KO) in the Vanarama National League at The Hive London.

 

We have created this preview to guide you through all the key information ahead of this afternoon’s game.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

 

All adults and concessions can purchase TICKETS FOR A TENNER as the Gulls come to The Hive London. Please note that this offer is available online only.

 

Once ordered, your e-ticket will be emailed to you which will contain a QR code which can be scanned at the turnstile or printed out.

 

Bees fans can secure their tickets by clicking HERE.

 

Ticket Prices:

 

Adult – £10

 

Concessions* – £10

 

Under 17s – £5.00

 

*Concessions are those over 65 and under 21, tickets checks will be in operation at the turnstiles.

 

HAVE A ‘DRINK ON US’

 

We would like to remind supporters that we’re continuing to offer a ‘Drink On Us’ to Season Membership Card holders to thank you for your continued support!

 

Please make sure to arrive no later than an hour before kick-off to redeem it from the Legends Bar, where you will be asked to scan your Season Membership card to collect your drink.

 

TORQUAY UNITED

 

Nickname: The Gulls

 

Founded: 1899

 

Stadium: Plainmoor (6,200 capacity)

 

Manager: Gary Johnson

 

Top Scorer: Armani Little

 

League Position: 14th

 

Summer Transfers:

 

In: Ali Omar (Barnsley FC), Bryan Moore (Unassigned), Mark Halstead (Morecambe FC), Tom Lapslie (Colchester United), Chiori Johnson (Welling United), Dan Holman (Unassigned), Daniel Martin (Cardiff City), Gabriel Rogers (Yeovil Town), Keelan O’Connell (AFC Bournemouth), Marcin Brzozowski (QPR).

 

Out: Gary Warren (Tiverton Town), Andrew Nelson (Darlington FC), Billy Waters (FC Halifax Town), Aaron Nemane (Notts County), Kyle Cameron (Notts County), Josh Umerah (Wealdstone FC), Liam Davis (Unassigned), Ben Whitfield (Stockport County), Matt Buse (Wealdstone FC), Lucas Covolan (Port Vale).

 

LAST TIME OUT

 

Wealdstone FC 1 – 0 Bees

 

Vanarama National League

 

Bees: Aston Oxborough, Jamie Turley ©, Rob Hall (Wes Fonguck 64’), Mitch Brundle, Ephron Mason-Clark, Adam Marriott, Reiss Greenidge, Kian Flanagan (Mason Bloomfield 81’), Harry Taylor, Sam Beard, Sam Woods. Subs (Not used) James Callan, Jordan Thomas, Ben Richards-Everton.

 

Torquay United 2 – 1 Dover Athletic

 

Torquay: Shaun MacDonald, Ben Wynter, Dean Moxey, Harry Perritt, Joe Cameron Lewis, Armani Little, Byron Moore (Chiori Johnson 59’), Keelan O’Connell, Tom Lapslie, Dan Holman (Gabriel Rodgers 82’), Klaidi Lolos. Subs (Not used): Mark Halstead, Ali Mohammed Omar, Jake Andrews.  

 

THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT

 

Gary Johnson

 

A former Torquay United player, Johnson has been managing the Gulls since 2018, where in his first season he took them from 14th to 1st clinching promotion from the National League South in 2019.

 

Johnson started his managerial career in 1986, taking charge of Newmarket Town for two years. Spells at both Cambridge United and Kettering Town followed before he tried his hand in international management with Latvia from 1999 until 2001.

 

After leaving the international scene, periods at Yeovil Town, Bristol City, Peterborough United and Northampton Town all came.

 

He will be looking to go one better this season after guiding Torquay to a 2nd placed finish last season – losing out to Hartlepool United in the play-off final.

 

ONE TO WATCH

 

Armani Little

 

The Portsmouth-born midfielder started his career off at Southampton’s youth set-up, before he moved to Oxford United in the summer of 2018.

 

He played twice for the U’s before moving on loan to Woking FC for two years, where he scored four goals in over 25 appearances.

 

The 24-year-old arrived at Torquay in 2019 and made his debut for the Gulls in a 2-1 home win against Boreham Wood at the start of the season.

 

Even from midfield, Little is the Club’s top goalscorer this season with seven goals in 12 games and is likely to be a threat for the visitors on Saturday, should he play.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

 

Referee: Gary Parsons 

 

Assistant Referee: Jack Fagg

 

Assistant Referee: Jack Bloxham

 

Fourth Official: Charlie Bullock

 

COME ON YOU BEES!

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