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Match Preview: Torquay United (A)

21 May 2021

The Bees face a tough test tomorrow afternoon as they make the long trip to Devon to take on a Torquay United side who harbour hopes of winning the title. Preview in association with LVBet.

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Torquay United vs Barnet FC 

Saturday 22nd May, 15:00 

Plainmoor (Limited attendance)

Vanarama National League

THE GULLS

League Postion: 2nd (P40, W23, D9, L8)

Last Fixture: Stockport County 2-2 Torquay United - Sunday 16th May

Manager: Gary Johnson 

Top Scorer: Asa Hall 

As we head into the penultimate weekend of the season, the Gulls still have a chance at winning the league but know they must beat the Bees to take it to the final weekend. They'll be roared on by home support too, who will be expectant of a big performance on their return to Plainmoor for the first time in months, it'll be the Bees job to go and spoil the party, in turn doing a huge favour to Sutton United who we face on the final day. It's been an impressive campaign for Gary Johnson's men, they head into the game on a run of form where they are unbeaten in their last 11 outings, since tasting defeat at the hands of Dagenham and Redbridge. 

If the Gulls are going to miss out on the title, then they'll want to continue their fine form going into the play-offs. They'll be hoping they can secure the points at Plainmoor and that Hartlepool United can do them a massive favour down at Sutton on Sunday, to set up a dramatic final day of action in The National League. 

THE BEES:

The Bees have performed well away from home of late but haven't had the result to match in their recent away fixtures. They dominated large spells of both the Solihull Moors and Eastleigh fixtures, but couldn't find the cutting edge at the crucial moments to get themselves into the games in terms of the scoreline. However, the effort has been there for all to see and Simon Bassey will be demanding more of the same when they travel to the second-placed side in the division. The Bees will want to frustrate the Gulls faithful and remain in the match for large spells, ultimately they will have to be ruthless in attack if they are going to upset the odds in Devon. 

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Match Reports

Match Pack: Torquay United 2-2 Barnet FC

22 May 2021

The Bees fought back from two goals down to secure a point against second place Torquay United at Plainmoor. Simon Bassey's men dominated large spells of the game and finished off their away campaign with one of the best performances of the season.

It was the Bees who had the best openings of the first ten minutes at Plainmoor, with Michael Petrasso involved with both, as first his cutback just whistled past Tomi Adeloye who was on the stretch. The two combined again with Adeloye scrambling a ball to Petrasso who saw an effort from six yards out crucially deflected behind. 

But for all their pressure, the Bees fell behind on 13 minutes as Jake Andrews connected with a low cross to power into the corner leaving Adam Parkes with no chance. 

We went close immediately after conceding as Themis Kefalas had a header cleared from the line after he connected with Petrasso's dangerous delivery from a corner. Harry Taylor was then bundled to the ground just inside the area but the referee waved away the appeals. 

Yet again the Bees were punished and found themselves two behind as one long ball found its way through to Connor Lemonheigh-Evans who rounded the 'keeper before tapping home despite the best efforts of defender Ben Nugent.

The Bees didn't give up and should have pulled one back on 30 minutes after Kefalas met another corner but planted his header just wide of the far post.  

After relentless pressure, the Bees worked a way back into the game seven minutes before halftime, as Harry Taylor was fouled in the area before Petrasso stepped up and powered his penalty home to bring the deficit back to one. 

The Bees continued to hassle the Gulls who looked extremely unsettled throughout the half but Simon Bassey's men couldn't carve any clear openings before the break. In fact it was Parkes who made the biggest save on that period as he made a terrific flying stop to deny a header destined for the top corner. 

Kefalas wasn't to be denied again and we were level just nine minutes after the restart as Sam Skeffington's free-kick was brilliantly met by the big defensive midfielder and floated into the far corner. 

The Bees so nearly took the lead on the hour mark, as Petrasso struck a sweet strike from the edge of the box, only for the Gulls' 'keeper to pull off a tremendous stop. 

Up the other end Andrews curled a free-kick inches wide of the goal, as the Gulls looked to retake the lead in front of a boisterous home crowd. 

The Bees had a big chance on 66 minutes as Mason-Clark drove through the Torquay defence before slipping Taylor only for his low shot to be well held by the Gulls' goalkeeper. Meanwhile, Max Watters went close up the other end as he bent a curling effort just wide of the top corner. 

The hosts had a massive chance just after the 70th-minute mark, as Lemonheigh-Evans ghosted in at the back post but could only put his diving header inches wide of the post. Meanwhile, Will Randall also found space but diverted his volley into the stand behind the goal. 

Gary Johnson's men tried to pile on the pressure but found the Bees in stern mood and to a man they defended for their lives, the badge and headed away several balls that were swung into the box. 

Josh Walker and Mason-Clark both had efforts on the Gulls' goal as we tried to take a memorable three points but in the end the Bees took a commendable point with them back to North London. 

Barnet: Parkes (GK), Vaughan, Richards-Everton, Nugent, Beard, Mason-Clark (McBurnie 81'), Taylor, Kefalas, Skeffington, Petrasso (Walker 75'), Adeloye.

ATT: 1561 (HOME ONLY)

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