The pressure is mounting at Torquay United, as the Gulls suffered another frustrating defeat on the road in the National League South.

Experienced manager Gary Johnson is facing one of the big challenges in his outstanding career, with Torquay succumbing to a 3-0 loss at Dartford in a performance that prompted a furious response among the fanbase.

The defeat dropped Torquay to 12th in the division and not the expected showing from one of the few sides still operating a full-time playing staff at this level. Yeovil Town, meanwhile, are eight points clear at the top.

There was better news up the road at Plymouth Argyle, where the Pilgrims defended superbly and finished with clinical precision to defeat Sunderland 2-0 in the Sky Bet Championship. Morgan Whittaker opened the scoring with a left-foot thunderbolt and the points were sealed by a clever finish from Finn Azaz.