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Grimsby Town will be at Plainmoor on Saturday for the National League tie with hosts Torquay United.
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Torquay United will be looking for another win after the 3-4 National League success against Maidenhead United.
For Torquay United, the goalscorers were Armani Little (14', 20'), Asa Hall (44') and Connor Lemonheigh-Evans (45'). Remy Clerima (46'), Alan Massey (54') and Emile Acquah (66') scored for Maidenhead United.
Fixtures with Torquay United have proved to be exciting ones lately with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum total of 25 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 11 of those belonging to Torquay United. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen if that trend shall be sustained here in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Torquay United:
- have not lost a league tie with Grimsby Town in their last 2 matches.
- haven't beaten Grimsby Town in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 matches in the league. That's never good.
Grimsby Town head into the clash following a 4-3 National League win over Barnet in their last match.
For Grimsby Town, goals were scored by John McAtee (5', 65'), Ryan Taylor (75') and Alex Hunt (92'). Serhat Taşdemir (33'), Mason Bloomfield (43') and Joe Widdowson (62') scored for Barnet.
During their six latest matches, Paul Hurst's Grimsby Town have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 8 times therefore giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Looking at their past form shows that Grimsby Town:
- haven't been defeated by Torquay United when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 19/09/2009, there has been little to separate the clubs with Torquay United winning 2 of those games, Grimsby Town 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A total of 18 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 from The Gulls and 8 created by The Mariners. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The previous league game between these clubs was National League match day 22 on 17/10/2015 which finished with the scoreline of Torquay United 1-1 Grimsby Town.
The match was refereed by Nigel Lugg.
Team News: Torquay United
The Torquay United boss Gary Johnson has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all before this clash owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Grimsby Town
With a fully healthy group available for selection, the Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
We envisage that Grimsby Town and Torquay United should both be able to score here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
It could well end in a draw. We’re therefore tipping a tight encounter with a 1-1 score at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Plainmoor (6,500)
Captain: Asa Hall
Chairman: Clarke Osborne
Manager: Gary Johnson
Competitions: National League position 17
⭐ Star Player: Armani Little
Usually taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Armani Little was born in England. After having made a senior debut playing for Torquay United in the 2021 - 2022 season, the skilful Midfielder has accumulated 2 league goals in this National League 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 4 appearances.