WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
Torquay United, The Gulls, Formed 1899.
HOW DID THEY DO LAST SEASON?
The Gulls finished 2nd in the National League last season, going on to make the Play-Off Final, where they lost on penalties to Hartlepool United.
HOW DID SHOTS GET ON AGAINST THEM LAST SEASON?
Torquay won both games last season. In October 2020, despite a storming start to the game by The Shots, The Gulls came from behind to run out 4-1 victors at the EBB Stadium. Then, at Plainmoor in April this year, Torquay scored a late, late winner to beat Aldershot 2-1.
WHO’S THEIR GAFFER?:
Gary Johnson is a highly experienced Manager that has twice led teams to promotion to the Football League. Successful with both Yeovil and Cheltenham, Johnson has also managed Peterborough United, Northampton Town, Bristol City and even the Latvian National team.
Following their play-off final defeat at Ashton Gate, Torquay lost some key players, which have undoubtedly affected their start to this season. Skipper Kyle Cameron joined Notts County, Goalkeeper Lucas Covolan (Port Vale) and Ben Whitfield (Stockport County). Johnson also released forward Billy Waters, who joined FC Halifax Town and has gone on to score 11 goals already this season in all competitions.
10 players remain contracted at the club from last season, including; Defenders Joe Lewis and Ben Wynter, Connor Lemonhaigh-Evans, Asa Hall and eight goal top scorer Armani Little, plus forward Danny Wright. Three of these four are currently injured. Little is in fine form, scoring once again at Barnet on Saturday.
Johnson has brought in 15 new players including; midfielders Dan Martin (Cardiff City) and Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) and most recently, Sinclair Armstrong, on loan from QPR until January.
Yes. Asa Hall made 16 appearances for The Shots, on loan from Shrewsbury Town in 2013. And Striker Dan Holman had two spells, one on loan from Colchester in 2014 and he also played a season under Gary Waddock in 2018, albeit only playing 13 matches and scoring just 1 goal.
WHO’S GOT THE WHISTLE?
Tuesday’s referee is Elliott Swallow, who has taken the middle at 4 National League games this season, showing 17 Yellow Cards and 0 Red Cards.
HOW TO GET TICKETS:
Kick-off begins at 7:45pm for Mark Molesley’s team as we would like to remind both home and away supporters of our ticketing/match-day protocols HERE.
Our Ticket Office will be opening on the day of the game from 9:30am for home supporters who would like to purchase on the day of the game, (we advise fans planning on buying tickets on the day to arrive earlier). We further encourage supporters to pre-book their tickets via our upgraded Flowte ticket website HERE to avoid queues on the day.
With our Flowte ticket website, supporters can pick their exact seats and have their tickets emailed to them which can be scanned off a smart phone or printed off before the day of the game.
We will NOT be accepting payment at the turnstiles but for supporters who decide to attend closer to the game, they will be able to purchase their tickets via the Club Shop/Ticket Office in person through cash, card or contactless payment and use the scanners on the turnstiles to enter through to the ground once they’ve collected their ticket. Turnstiles will open at 6:30pm.
Pricing for the fixture are:
- Adult – £20
- Concession (Senior (65+, Disabled + Carer) – £16
- Junior – £7
- Family Ticket ( 2x Adults and up to 3 Juniors) -£45
- Family Ticket (2x Concessions and up to 3 Juniors) – £40
Below are our Hospitality prices, click HERE for details or contact Commercial Manager Mark Butler:
- EBB Lounge Hospitality – £65
- ELM Centurions’ Hospitality – £50
- Directors Box only – £35
• Tickets for away fans will not be available in the ticket office or on the turnstiles on the day of the game, they must be purchased online.
• All Torquay United Supporters will enter the ground via Redan Hill to the Away stands through turnstiles 11 & 12. This game is segregated.
• Disabled/Carers should be booked in advance via our ticket office, but if they arrive on the day those people need to purchase their ticket from the ticket office. We have limited wheelchair spaces, so we advise supporters are advised to reserve them prior to the game.
• Any planned Supporter Coach travel needs to be advised to Aldershot Town in advance so that coach parking can be organised and planned.
• For this fixture, away supporters will be seated in the Away Seating in the South Stand and the Covered Terrace.
• There will be catering units available on the day of the game.
If you can not make it to the game on Saturday, make sure to follow @OfficialShots on Twitter for updates.
WHERE TO FOLLOW THE MATCH:
There will be ‘Live’ BBC Radio Surrey Sport Online commentary of the match with Rob Worrall and Guest Summariser Steve Gibbs. There will also be Social Media coverage on Instagram & Twitter (@OfficialShots) with team news, updates and post-match coverage throughout the evening.