Ling happy with stalemate
Manager Martin Ling was content Torquay left Highbury Stadium with a point after a draw to Football League newcomers Fleetwood.
The hosts, Conference champions last season, squandered a number of clear-cut chances.
Andy Mangan twice blasted over having been left unmarked at the back post. Jon Parkin went close a number of times, the big striker a constant menace in the visitors' box. But Michael Poke was up to the challenge in the Torquay goal, pulling off a number of key saves including a finger-tip effort to deny full-back Shaun Beeley from 20 yards
"They are new to the Football League and obviously it was a big occasion for Fleetwood. It was a hard-earned point," said Ling. "We did create a lot of chances, in the second half, when we managed to get behind them. If we had scored then we could have taken all three points."
Ling was pleased to have put his team's 4-0 midweek Capital One Cup defeat at the hands of Leicester behind him.
He added: "We needed to bounce back from that and we did. We made a few changes and had more defensive nous about us and that was pleasing to see. We'll take that forward into the next game and hopefully we can get a result."