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2017/18 National League, Regular Season
  • Sean McGinty (90')
  • Jordan Preston (28')

Torquay United 1-1 Gateshead

The 15 official Gateshead fans that made the mammoth 774-mile round-trip to Torquay were subjected to their side conceding a last-minute goal in a 1-1 draw.
With the game brought forward from next weekend at the request of the north-east side, less than a coachload of supporters watched on as Jordan Preston's first-half goal was cancelled out in the 90th minute by Sean McGinty.
The official away attendance was given as 15, but there appeared to be more than 20 in the away end, according to a picture posted on Gateshead's official Twitter feed. Either way they will be making the six-hour-plus journey home deflated.
A long night looked on the cards as Torquay started the brighter and after having a goal disallowed, hit the woodwork when Alex Davey headed against the crossbar.
But in the 28th minute Steve Watson's side went ahead as Preston turned in from 10 yards and Danny Johnson missed a fine chance to double the lead.
They looked like holding out in the second half until time added on when McGinty slammed home a loose ball.
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English National League Standings

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