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VIDEO: Late equaliser sees Torquay fans celebrate on the pitch at Woking

An late equaliser in the much anticipated National League South fixture saw Torquay supporters celebrate on the pitch at Woking on Saturday.

A bumper crowd of 4,589 (1,403 away) turned up to watch Gary Johnson’s men go from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 and move them closer to winning the league title.

They were behind after 7 minutes when Greg Luer got on the end of a through ball, and shot from 10 yards out, before the keeper got a touch but couldn’t keep it out.

That lead was short lived however as 2 minutes later, a long ball forward found Torquay’s Jamie Reid in space and fired past Woking’s keeper to level the scores.

Greg Luer again got the hosts back in front later on in the first half and then extended it on the 64th minute when Kieron Cadogan ran over half the length of the pitch, played a one-two and then calmly slotted it home.

It looked like it was going to be a huge blow for Torquay, but Saikou Janneh pulled one back from a corner with 10 minutes to go.

The Gulls applied pressure, Woking’s Ben Gerring got a second yellow and then Ben Wynter found the net to equalise, cause scenes in the away end and see fans run onto the pitch to celebrate.

Watch the dramatic moment from two videos below…

Gary Johnson spoke to the media following the draw, he said as quoted by Devon Live: “You can’t keep my boys down. That was a fantastic result from 3-1 down.

“I don’t think we were at our sharpest. It took us ages, all the first half and most of the second, to get into the game and get any quality going.

“But to win leagues, you have to come back from adversity, and we did that today [Saturday].

“At least it’s still in our hands, and a seven-point lead with four games to go is a nice cushion.

“More than anything, I didn’t want to send 1,500 of our fans home disappointed.

“They were a bit quiet, because we didn’t give them enough to shout about, but they’re happier now.

“Let’s pack Plainmoor next Saturday now…”

Woking wrote about the Match Security, they said: “The club are aware that the decision to hold back home fans at Saturday’s game against Torquay was intensely frustrating and inconvenient for Woking supporters. This was not in any way a club decision but an operational choice by the Police on the day. There is always a review of every game and the club and fans’ views will be fully part of that review. We thank all Woking fans for their patience and restraint on the day.

“The club will cooperate fully with any investigation into fan disorder at the game by making all the video and photo material we have available so that individuals can be identified.

“Thank you once more for the fantastic support from Woking fans yesterday [Saturday] – and throughout the season.”


Following the entertaining match, fans took to both club’s social media pages to give their reaction on the full time tweets, there was also plenty of talk on the pitch invasion from Torquay supporters – find out what was tweeted on the next page.


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