Ling praises Gulls' character

Torquay manager Martin Ling hailed his side's comeback as they came from 3-0 down to beat Aldershot 4-3 at Plainmoor.

Last Updated: 03/10/12 at 16:09

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Shots striker Craig Reid completed his quick-fire hat-trick in the 47th minute after steering in Alex Rodman's free-kick in the 28th minute and dispatching from the penalty spot just shy of 10 minutes later.

But Torquay completed a remarkable recovery and it was target man Rene Howe who smashed in the 89th-minute winner to take his season's tally to seven after second-half goals from Billy Bodin, Ryan Jarvis and fellow substitute Ashley Yeoman.

After a remarkable night, Ling said: "After so many draws this was an incredible comeback and you have got to give credit to the players - and the character in that dressing room.

"I have never been manager of a side that has come back from 3-0 down to win 4-3 and all I can say is that it shows the character in the dressing room. Unbelievable.

"At half-time we said that the next goal would be important and we went 3-0 down within a couple of minutes."

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