TORQUAY United's new era started with a 1-0 home victory over Macclesfield Town as a debut goal just past the hour by Alex Fisher won the day at a sun-kissed Launa Windows Stadium.
Paul Cox's side were sharp out of the blocks with new-boy, Joe Quigley, who arrived on loan on the eve of the game from AFC Bournemouth, firing wide within the opening minute.
At the other end, Fabian Speiss, who was making his League debut in goal for The Gulls, did well to deny Whitaker.
With the crowd in good voice, United were looking lively and another new-boy, Bayan Fenwick, fired just over from a good position before a teasing cross from Shepherd Murombedzi was plucked out of the air by the visiting 'keeper.
United were looking the most likely side as the opening period went on, but the opening goal was proving elusive and we went in at the break goalless.
The second period got underway with The Silkmen on top and Speiss had to be alert on a couple of occasions to keep them at bay.
There was a good tempo to proceedings as United gradually got a foothold back into the game.
A goalmouth scramble ended with substitute, Malachi Lavelle-Moore being denied from close range by some desperate defending, but it wasn't long before the Macclesfield back-line was finally breached when Alex Fisher guided the ball home from close range to break the deadlock and net himself a debut goal.
Boosted by the goal, Fisher went close to doubling our advantage soon afterwards but this time his header flew over.
With Waide Fairhurst introduced against his former club, the summer signing showed real determination straight away and was almost rewarded with a goal when a neat move ended with him firing just wide.
United were playing with a swagger with some lively forward play, whilst at the back we looked well-organised and determined.
In the end our new era got underway with a deserved three points courtesy of a 1-0 win.