Johnson: You Just Can’t Keep These Boy’s Down!

They could potentially win the National League South as early as next weekend but Torquay manager Gary Johnson would only go as far as saying his team have a “nice cushion”.

Things looked to have taken a twist when Woking went 3-1 up in the big first v second match.

If that’s how it ended the Gulls’ wings would have been clipped and their lead cut to four points.

But they powered back to snatch a dramatic draw meaning their advantage stays at seven points - and big things could be around the corner.

If Woking slip up against Chelmsford on Saturday and Torquay win at home to Eastbourne Borough then the title is theirs.

But boss Johnson won’t say it’s job done yet.

“It’s still in our hands and that’s fantastic,” Torquay’s manager said.

“You just can’t keep these boys down. It looked like a sticky situation but they responded superbly.

“We’ve still got work to do but we’re back at home next week and hopefully the fans turn out again and really get behind them.

“To win leagues you have to come back from adversity. We really did that and I’m delighted.”

He added: “The gap is still seven points and that’s a nice cushion to have with four games to go.

“The fans came up in massive numbers and we couldn’t let them go home seeing their team defeated.

“Now it’s about remaining focused and holding our nerve.”

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