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James Crawley


Posted Friday, November 23rd 2018

'Promotion is the aim' – Andrews

Torquay United have their sights set on winning the National League South with the help of four loanees from City’s ranks.

Jake Andrews is joined by Saikou Janneh, Opi Edwards and Connor Lemonheigh-Evans on the south coast, where Gary Johnson’s side have climbed to 4th in the table.

In just 10 games, forward Andrews has grabbed 11 assists and four goals en route to what promises to be a successful season for the Gulls.

“On a personal level I feel like I’m doing well,” Andrews told

“Since the new gaffer came in something has just switched. We feel like a different team although we’re exactly the same players. Having gone from 15th to 4th we’re flying.”

Andrews said both Johnson senior and his son Lee, the City head coach of course, share similar coaching traits.

Andrews continued: “As soon as the gaffer came in he said he wanted promotion so we have to win the league, that’s what he’s trying to say.

“You can see similarities between him and Lee. Neither of them settle for anything other than the best and perfection.

“I’m enjoying playing men’s football. Last year I was playing in the EFL with Cheltenham Town and now I’ve dropped down two divisions but being here it really doesn’t feel like a drop down.”

And the City lads are enjoying playing alongside their new teammates.

“Everyone gets on with everyone,” Andrews said. “Nobody is ever on their own, there’s a good mix of banter. We’ve all settled in and once that happened the results started to come together. We’re playing well under the new gaffer and everything feels like it’s on the up.”

Elsewhere from recent results:

  • Torquay United secured a 4-1 win against Concord Rangers with Saikou Janneh scoring his first hat-trick. Andrews also grabbed two assists. Lemonheigh-Evans also started and assisted one goal, with Opi Edwards getting run-out from the bench.
  • Newport County – Cameron Pring was on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win over Colchester United. Tyreeq Bakinson also grabbed an assist, and Antoine Semenyo started as the Exiles rose up to third in League Two.
  • Keeper Alhaji Sesay kept a clean sheet with a man-of-the-match performance as Gloucester were held to a 0-0 draw with St Albans.
  • Tom Richards scored in Truro City's 2 0 away win at Chelmsford City
  • James Morton played 88 minutes in Bath City's 1-0 win which moves them up to 5th in the Vanarama South.