League Two

October 2, 2012

Full-time

Torquay United

4 - 3

Aldershot Town

League Two

18:45 +00:00, October 2, 2012

Plainmoor Ground, England

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Gulls short on midfielders

Team Stat Comparison

Torquay United Aldershot Town
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 19 24
Points 53 48
Goal Difference -7 -18
Goals for * 1.7 0.9
Goals against * 1.7 1.3
Last 5 D-W-W-L-L L-W-L-L-D
Last 5 home D-W-L-W-W W-L-W-L-L
Last 5 away W-L-L-D-D L-L-D-D-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Torquay United | Aldershot Town

Competition Stats

Torquay United Aldershot Town
Goals Rene Howe 15 Craig Reid 11
Assists Kevin Nicholson 9 Daniel Hylton 5
Yellows Rene Howe 15 Peter Vincenti 8
Reds Aaron Downes 2 Anthony Tonkin 2
Squads: Torquay United | Aldershot Town

Torquay boss Martin Ling has an injury crisis ahead of the visit of Aldershot.

The Gulls are desperately short of midfield options and are likely to be without Craig Easton too after Saturday's draw at Chesterfield.

Easton suffered a hamstring injury against the Spireites and Tom Cruise may deputise as he did in that fixture.

Ling revealed Ian Morris is likely to be "out for months'' with an Achilles injury while Damon Lathrope (knee) and Saul Halpin (foot) remain sidelined.

Nathan Craig is still struggling with a troublesome ankle problem and faces a late fitness test.

United have won just one of their last six outings but have drawn four of them to remain within reach of the play-off positions.

Dean Holdsworth will surely be contemplating changes as he searches for the magic formula needed to kickstart Aldershot's season.

The Shots suffered a second successive defeat at the weekend as they went down 2-0 at home to York, a fifth loss of the opening nine games of their League Two season.

Holdsworth has demanded a reaction and must decide whether to freshen up his XI at Plainmoor, with the likes of Josh Payne, Alex Rodman, Michael Rankine, Guy Branston, Myles Anderson and Kwesi Appiah all in contention.

Midfielder Peter Vincenti serves the second game of his three-match suspension while Ross Worner (back) and Craig Stanley (broken leg) are long-term absentees.

Shots face a tough task if they are to turn around their fortunes against draw specialists Torquay, who have only lost once in the league this term and are unbeaten on home soil.