Gulls Are Done For If They Offer A Repeat Performance

Gary Owers fears Torquay United are relegation certainties if they put in a repeat performance of their horror show on Saturday.

The Gulls blew a huge chance to keep their survival quest bubbling away but instead went down to a shattering 3-0 home defeat to a troubled Dagenham & Redbridge.

It was a real spanner in the works after earning seven points from a possible nine - including a fine draw at leaders Macclesfield Town.

Owers claimed the performance was hard to accept when the team knew a win would see them up the heat on the sides above them.

Instead, Torquay are now eight points shy of safety and time is running out if they want to avoid the National League South in 2018-19.

Owers said to Devon Live: “We got what we deserved - absolutely nothing.

"It was not what I expected after three good results, but we were a bit fortunate to go in at the break without conceding.

“At half-time we were looking for a spark, but we never got going at any stage.

“We've had some good performances, and the one when the fans come with expectations, we never get going. They will be unhappy with the performance of the team. I certainly am.”

Torquay must now beat title chasing Sutton in midweek now according to their manager.

"At least we have a chance to put it right quickly - we have a big game coming up on Tuesday night against Sutton at home and it's a game we probably need to win now,” Owers told the website.

“We have ground to make up, and we can't afford any more performances like that one today."

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