League Two

January 1, 2013

Full-time

Torquay United

2 - 3

AFC Wimbledon

League Two

15:00 +00:00, January 1, 2013

Plainmoor Ground, England

Referee: Oliver Langford

Mansell worry for Gulls

Team Stat Comparison

Torquay United AFC Wimbledon
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 19 20
Points 53 53
Goal Difference -7 -22
Goals for * 1.7 1.1
Goals against * 1.7 1.8
Last 5 D-W-W-L-L W-D-D-L-L
Last 5 home D-W-L-W-W W-D-L-W-W
Last 5 away W-L-L-D-D D-L-L-L-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Torquay United | AFC Wimbledon

Competition Stats

Torquay United AFC Wimbledon
Goals Rene Howe 15 Jack Midson 13
Assists Kevin Nicholson 9 Sammy Moore 4
Yellows Rene Howe 15 Jim Fenlon 6
Reds Aaron Downes 2 Christian Jolley 1
Squads: Torquay United | AFC Wimbledon

Next Matches

Torquay United AFC Wimbledon
4/18 H: Dagenham & Redbridge 4/18 H: Newport County
4/21 A: Exeter City 4/21 A: Plymouth Argyle
4/26 A: Mansfield Town 4/26 H: Morecambe
5/3 H: Wycombe Wanderers 5/3 A: Accrington Stanley

Torquay captain Lee Mansell looks likely to miss the visit of AFC Wimbledon to Plainmoor.

The 30-year-old midfielder sustained a severely cut knee, which required three stitches, in the Boxing Day draw with Plymouth and has `a fighting chance' of being fit according to manager Martin Ling.

The postponement of their clash at Aldershot means they are still without defender Brian Saah as he completes his three-match ban following a straight red card against Bradford earlier this month.

Forward Ryan Jarvis is out for two months after suffering a fractured rib and a punctured lung in the draw with Northampton and Ling knows he is short of numbers in the attacking third.

"I've stated before that we need a striker,'' Ling told their official website. "We are looking to fetch in a bigger type of player when January arrives.''

Wimbledon are without the suspended William Antwi for the trip.

The defender picked up a fifth booking of the campaign during the 3-0 home reverse against Oxford at the weekend and serves a one-match ban.

Fellow defender Yado Mambo has returned to Charlton following the end of his loan spell to leave Neal Ardley with a defensive dilemma.

But he is boosted by the return of Jim Fenlon to the backline following his suspension and he has Pim Balkestein and Mat Mitchell-King ready to come into the starting XI if required.

Ardley hopes to have forward trio Luke Moore (illness), Charlie Strutton (knee) and Byron Harrison (back) available for the trip after they all missed the Oxford trip.