Sean McGinty scored a 90th-minute equaliser to secure struggling Torquay a point at home to Gateshead. Torquay went close in the first half but Alex Davey’s header hit the bar, before Gateshead went ahead as Jordan Preston finished off a counter-attack. The Heed came close to a second before the break but Danny Johnson was denied by Vincent Dorel when clean through.
Torquay secured a vital point when McGinty fired past Dan Hanford after the ball fell loose from a corner.The hosts remain in the National League relegation zone but are now five points from safety. Gateshead to Torquay is one of the longest journeys in English football, but around 20 Gateshead fans made the 760-mile round trip on a freezing night across the country. The Heed tweeted: “There are at least 20 Heed fans in the away end at Torquay tonight. Simply unbelievable, thank you so much for your fantastic support.” Line-upsLive TextLine-upsTorquay30Dorel16Barnum-Bobb21DaveyBooked at 55mins4Lathrope5McGinty26AndressonSubstituted forPittmanat 79’minutes3Davis8Young10KeatingSubstituted forGnabouyouat 56’minutes13McQuoidSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 79’minutesBooked at 84mins19ReidSubstitutes1Clarke9Pittman12Evans22Gnabouyou27Myrie-WilliamsGateshead21Hanford12TinklerBooked at 40mins4Kerr19HannantBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 60’minutes2Vassell5Byrne16Penn11PrestonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 73’minutes8PeniketSubstituted forO’Donnellat 85’minutes9Johnson10BurrowSubstitutes1Montgomery7York13McLaughlin14O’Donnell24WilliamsReferee:Gary ParsonsAttendance:1,405Live TextPosted at Match ends, Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+1′ Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1.Goal!Posted at 90′ Goal! Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1. Sean McGinty (Torquay United).SubstitutionPosted at 85′ Substitution, Gateshead. JJ O’Donnell replaces Richard Peniket.BookingPosted at 84′ Jennison Myrie-Williams (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.SubstitutionPosted at 79′ Substitution, Torquay United. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Axel Óskar Andresson.SubstitutionPosted at 79′ Substitution, Torquay United. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Josh McQuoid.SubstitutionPosted at 73′ Substitution, Gateshead. Callum Williams replaces Jordan Preston.SubstitutionPosted at 60′ Substitution, Gateshead. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Luke Hannant.BookingPosted at 58′ Jordan Preston (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.SubstitutionPosted at 56′ Substitution, Torquay United. Guy Gnabouyou replaces Ruairi Keating.BookingPosted at 55′ Alex Davey (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.Second HalfPosted at Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Gateshead 1.Half TimePosted at 45’+1′ First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Gateshead 1.BookingPosted at 40′ Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.BookingPosted at 36′ Luke Hannant (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.Goal!Posted at 28′ Goal! Torquay United 0, Gateshead 1. Jordan Preston (Gateshead).Kick OffPosted at First Half begins.Lineups are announced and players are warming up.goal
Source: BBC Tyne and Wear