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Match Preview | Torquay United (FA Trophy)

The Bees travel to Torquay United’s Planimoor stadium in the fifth round of the Isuzu FA Trophy.


Brennan’s side come into the game having not lost in 10 matches and are unbeaten in 5 away games.


Torquay United head into the clash on the back of a 2-1 loss to promotion chasing Notts County, while Barnet come into the game on the back of 5 consecutive wins.


The two sides have met a total of 14 times, with Torquay United coming away with a win on 6 of those occasions. The sides have only ever settled for a draw 4 times, with the Bees only ever claiming 3 points 4 times.


Nickname: The Gulls/ Yellow Army

Founded: 1899

Ground: Plainmoor

Manager: Gary Johnson

Top Scorer: Aaron Jarvis (7)

League Position: 22nd


Recent Result: Torquay United 1 – 2 Notts County


One to watch: Aaron Jarvis


Jarvis is the Gull’s top scorer for the 22/23 football season, contributing towards 22% of the team’s total goal tally for the season.


The Basingstoke born striker has appeared in the starting 11 62% of all possible occasions, playing 63% of all possible minutes.


The Torquay number 9 has scored 15 goals in his professional career, with 7 of those coming this season from the centre-forward position.


Brennan’s defence will need to ensure that they do not lot their focus drop if they want to keep the talisman quiet.


In the dugout: Gary Johnson


Johnson’s footballing career began at 16 when he signed for Watford as an apprentice, before turning into a professional player at 18. Johnson left Watford to play in Sweden for Malmo, before going on to play part-time for the likes of Soham Town Rangers, Newmarket Town and Cambridge United.


The Hammersmith born man took his fist managerial job in 1986 at Newmarket Town before going on to manage the likes of Cambridge United, Bristol City, Cheltenham Town and even the Latvian national team.


Johnson has collected many honours throughout his 36-year managerial career, including winning the National League with Cheltenham Town, securing the League Two title with Yeovil Town as well as winning the FA Trophy at the old Wembley Stadium in 2001/02.


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