Knill delight at Gulls safety

Torquay boss Alan Knill spoke of his delight after steering the Gulls to League Two safety on the last day of the season.

Last Updated: 27/04/13 at 19:41

Alan Knill: Disappointed not to finish the season with a win

Alan Knill: Disappointed not to finish the season with a win

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Elliot Benyon grabbed two goals either side of Ryan Jarvis' header and the Southend loanee thought he had earned Knill's men all three points only for Matt Harrold to grab a late leveller for Bristol Rovers in 3-3 draw at Plainmoor.

Knill said: "The most important thing is that these players will be playing in League Two next season.

"I had hoped we could finish with all three points and a 3-2 win so that we ended the season with three wins in a row. It wasn't to be but at least we ended with three unbeaten.

"I think they are (Football) League players. We just lacked a little bit of belief when I came in but slowly and surely we have got that belief back.

"I have got to say it was a great game for the neutral but awful for the manager but we got the point that we wanted.

"I think we are all disappointed we did not get three points though because we all wanted to finish on three wins.

"Usually at this times of the season my teams have been really strong and I thankfully Torquay have been strong.

"I have enjoyed every minute of it here and a big thank you to the players, directors and supporters and I look forward to seeing them in League Two next season.

"My remit was simply 'can you keep us in League Two?' and I said yes. I was confident I could. I have done what I was asked to do when I came here. That is my part of the job done."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ow.. ten paragraphs on West Ham in winners sections.. wow.. Its really Christmas time!!!.. Forever blowing bubbles..

metal
Premier League Winners And Losers

A

couple of wins and everything is OK! Sorry you still haven't got a striker who can consistently goals. Keep searching. I don't think Liverpool will make top four not even Europa League this time around.

larrylawrence
Rodgers still targets top four

I

f he can find the right player? Surely the manager of one of Europe's top clubs has a well-researched short-list and has a good idea of who he wants to bring on-board? If I can find the right player sounds like someone going out on Saturday night on the pull, and the nearer you get to midnight the lower your standards drop.

CamberleyGooner
Wenger to buy centre-half

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea go three points clear of Man City with 2-0 victory at Stoke

Chelsea will be top of the Premier League table on Christmas Day after beating Stoke 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium.

Italian Super Cup: Napoli beat Juventus 6-5 in penalty shootout after 2-2 draw in Doha

Napoli goalkeeper Rafael was the hero as his side claimed a 6-5 victory on penalties over Juventus in the Italian Super Cup.

Sky Bet Championship: Sami Hyypia quits Brighton after six months in charge

Sami Hyypia has left Brighton after the club accepted his resignation as manager.

Mail Box

Becoming A Proper Fan Again In 2014

Man United fans can thank David Moyes for making them appreciate their club again. We also have mails on Liverpool, Newcastle, another Christmas XI and more...

Wenger Has Made Arsenal Mentally Weak

We have plenty of reaction to yesterday's result, with Mailers sick of Wenger, Mertesacker and Skrtel in particular. Plus why it's not yet time for 'Austin for England'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property