United face Eastleigh on Saturday in a rearranged fixture that was due to take place on New Year’s Day (13/01/18 | 3pm).
Opposition Profile | Eastleigh FC
Manager: Andy Hessenthaler
Address: Silverlake Stadium, Stoneham Ln, Eastleigh SO50 9HT
Telephone: 023 8061 3361
Nickname(s): The Spitfires
2016/17 Finish: 15th (The National League)
Last Meeting: 26/12/17
United went ahead through a penalty from Jamie Reid but Eastleigh hit back and equalized thanks to a goal from Cavaghn Miley.
Current position: 15th (W7, D13, L8)
The Spitfires come into Saturday’s match on the back of a 4-2 win over Guiseley. Cavaghn Miley opened the scoring in the 2nd minute and further strikes from Chris Zebroski, Mark Yeates, and Callum Howe sealed the points.
Last 5 National League Matches: DWDDW
Cavaghn Miley (Midfield): Miley scored the equalizing goal in the corresponding fixture on Boxing Day and has been a regular pick for Eastleigh this season since joining the Club from Jersey.
Ben Williamson (Forward): Williamson is Eastleigh’s top scorer with eight National League goals this season.
Played For Both
Chris Todd achieved promotion with United in 2009 and went on to make 62 league appearances for the Spitfires. He was appointed player-manager of Eastleigh in 2015 and reached the FA Cup third round after beating Swindon Town and Halifax Town along the way.
Chris Zebroski will be a familiar figure to the Yellow Army having spent two loan spells and then officially joining the Club in 2010. He made a further 67 appearances for United before moving to Bristol Rovers. He joined Eastleigh in 2017 and has been a good goal scoring form this season.
Paul McCallum is another current Eastleigh player that spent time at Plainmoor. McCallum made five Football League appearances and scored three goals for United whilst on loan from West Ham United in 2013.
Danny Hollands’ stay with the Gulls is fondly remembered by the Yellow Army. He made his Football League debut with Gulls in 2006 making 10 appearances. His performances in midfield helped stave off the threat of relegation from League Two.
Torquay United Vs Eastleigh FC | 13/01/18 | Kick-Off 3pm | Click here for information on how to book pre-match hospitality.