TORQUAY UNITED v BARNET
Vanarama Premier League
Saturday 6th December 2014
Kick Off 3.00pm
Stadium Plainmoor, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3PS
Telephone 01803 328 666
Nickname The Gulls
Official Club Website www.torquayunited.com
Brief Directions by Road
Directions by Train
A train from Paddington will take approx. three and a half hours and will involve a change at Exeter or Newton Abbot. Torquay is served by two stations these are Torre and Torquay. Torre is the nearest but still a good half-hour walk to the ground. Torquay station is near the seafront and a taxi (around £5.00) from here is really your only option.
If you have enough time before making your way to the ground I insist that you try and get to Oggies home made Pastie Shop in the pedestrian shopping area near the Marina, it is an absolute must.
Neat avenues of daintily gabled guesthouses and homes edge the ground. The original main stand dated from the early 1920’s was built entirely from wood until damaged by fire in 1985. It was replaced in 2012 with the smart looking, and front loading, Bristow's Bench stand which houses the dressing rooms and has room for 1,700.
To the left is the Yelverton Family Stand which has room for about 2,500. Opposite is the Popular Side an efficient bank of covered terracing favoured by the more vocal of Torquay fans. Finally to the right is our home for the evening the Marsh Toyota Away Stand which is a medium sized covered bank of terracing were we can really make some noise.
I can remember the 1971 season when a Colin Flatt goal was not enough in a 1-4 defeat at home in the FA 2nd round plus one of the most exciting contests ever to be staged at Underhill. Bees 5-4 Torquay in December 1992 - the goalscorers that day are a Hall Of Fame in their own right, Brian Stein, Gary Bull,(2), Mark Carter and Nicky Evans.
|Colin Flatt - the era of the Mexican Mustache at Underhill|