Date: 13th August 2014 at 9:27pm
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Manager Chris Hargreaves was delighted to see Torquay get themselves up and running in the Conference with a good three nil victory over Welling.

Goals from Ryan Bowman and Courtney Cameron gave us the lead in a very dominant first half showing and then despite a gung ho start to the second period, Toby Ajala added the third to give us the first three points of the campaign.

Speaking to the Official Site today after an enjoyable evening, Hargreaves explained.

‘We’re feeling very good and it was obviously important we started our season last night. We were dominant in the first half and could have quite easily scored four or five goals. It was still a solid performance but lots to learn from the second half. We have to look at the positives of a clean sheet and three good goals.’

The gaffer goes on to say that with it being the opening game of the season on home soil, he was delighted to be able to give the fans something to cheer about again in a game that mattered given what happened last term, so for the player to have put in a good exciting performance is exactly what he wants from us in the future.

As for things to learn, it was the second half and he doesn’t know if some complacency crept in, but either way he’ll make sure we learn from that and become more consistent in time, but he also acknowledges complacency he means in the sense of doing a team job because he did feel that everyone wanted to try and score to make the day better when we started the second period and it was leaving us open at the back.

‘We could have scored seven on the night, so you can’t have it both ways, if you attack one end, you will leave gaps and there was an element of everyone wanting to score in the second half, which meant the attacking players weren’t getting back quick enough and that exposed our defence. You can pick holes in any performance but a three nil win is pleasing.’