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League Two

Ling wants more from unbeaten Gulls

9 September 2012

Torquay boss Martin Ling called on his side to show more attacking intent at Plainmoor after their goalless Devon derby draw with improving Plymouth.

The Gulls extended their unbeaten start to five matches but Ling is concerned his side are not making the most of home advantage.

He said: "We have got to become the aggressors more at home and take the game to our visitors.

"Plymouth came with a game plan, to stifle and to earn the point, and they did it well. You can't take it away from them. The positive is that we are still unbeaten, we have won one and drawn four."

Last week Torquay drew 1-1 at in-form Port Vale, who visit Plymouth next Saturday.

Ling added: "An away point is always good but only if it is followed up with a home win. You can argue we have only had one win but we've had no losses.

"Draws start to take their toll and if you get a point per game you are going to start slipping down the table rather than climbing it so we need to start winning home games, rather than drawing them."

Plymouth boss Carl Fletcher anticipated a difficult match and was content to emerge with a point.

He said: "We knew it was going to be a tough game coming away to Torquay because they don't lose many games at home, and they have got a good side.

"We looked a bit nervous in the first half and didn't want to make that mistake, but second half I thought we played really well."


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