TORQUAY United shared the spoils with Grimsby Town in a 2-2 draw at Blundell Park.
There was just one change for United from the team that took on Woking as Simon Heslop came in for his first start with Louis Briscoe on the bench.
The game started with United on the front-foot and there was an excellent chance in the ninth minute when Joe Quigley threaded Alex Fisher through with a neat ball, but the home ‘keeper was alert to block.
The opening goal duly arrived for United on 18 minutes when James Hurst’s inviting cross found the head of Quigley who notched his first goal for the club.
We almost extended our lead shortly afterwards when another good ball in from Hurst was headed just over by Exodus Geohaghon.
The second goal did arrive just past the half-hour and it was Geohaghon who turned provider when his long throw-in was headed into his own net by Matt Robinson.
Falling two goals behind suddenly brought the home side to life as Arnold went close to reducing the arrears just a couple of minutes after the goal.
The opening period ended with an Alex Fisher free-kick flying inches over as United were good value for our lead going into the interval.
Grimsby came out with more purpose for the second half and as they upped their game, Andy Monkhouse shaved the top of the crossbar.
As the pressure continued from The Mariners, Amond went close as his effort hit the side-netting before Robinson put the ball in the right net this time to make it 2-1.
The home side continued to surge forward as we defended resolutely but our resistance was broken with just over ten minutes to go when Arnold’s cross was headed home by Amond to level matters.
It was all hands to the pumps for United after that as we managed to see the game out and bring home a valuable point.
It was another good away day for Paul Cox’s side and the travelling Yellow Army who were in good voice throughout and made a significant contribution to the team effort.
Together we march on...