Resilient Fleet roast Torquay

Man-of-the-match Chris McPhee savours revenge against his old club as Fleet topple the league leaders.

EBBSFLEET UNITED 2-1 TORQUAY UNITED

It was third time lucky for the Fleet against Torquay as
they overcame the Devon side for the first time,
following two previous home defeats in the FA Cup in 1950 and 1980. With only
one change in the Fleet line-up, Neil Barrett coming into midfield for his
first start since Salisbury at the
expense of the suspended Michael Bostwick, Liam Daish stuck with his 4-4-2 formation, ex-Gull Chris McPhee
playing at right-back.

In unseasonal warmth, Fleet began the match as they so often do against better
opposition, harrying and chasing, and with the ball played along the ground for
much of the game, the scene was set for an entertaining 90 minutes. Yet Torquay
should probably have taken the lead on 8 minutes when Chris Zebroski posted
early intent as he shook off a sleepy Fleet defence to find himself with only
Lance Cronin to beat but he somehow rifled his shot high and wide.

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