Torquay United boss Martin Ling admitted a draw was "probably a fair result" following their pulsating 2-2 League Two clash with Cheltenham Town at Plainmoor.

Cheltenham's former Torquay striker Chris Zebroski scored Town's 80th minute leveller to cancel out Rene Howe's headed 23rd minute effort. Cheltenham striker Matt Harrad had headed Town into a 15th minute lead, but that was followed by Aaron Downes' 22nd minute headed reply.

Ling said: "Overall the draw was probably a fair result if I am totally honest because they asked us an awful lot of questions.

"At 2-1 I thought we had three or four gilt-edged chances that passed us by. Rene Howe hit the post, Billy Bodin and Lloyd Macklin both went close. I thought as a front three those three were a real handful - and we always looked like we could ask them a lot of questions.

"To be fair to Cheltenham when they went 2-1 down - especially after we missed the chances at the start of the second half - they took their lifeline well and pressured and you would say they deserved the draw for the last 20 minutes of their performance."

Robins boss Mark Yates said: "After 15 minutes we got the early lead that we craved and then I'd like to have a look at it because I thought we stepped off it a little bit.

"They are a really good side and I thought we showed tremendous character second half, because I thought some of the football we played was decent, we created a few chances, had one cleared off the line and their keeper has made a great save.

"But we have also got to thank Scott Brown for a couple of saves when they have hit us on the break.

"I thought some of our lads thought it was 90 minutes after 55 in terms of just going for it. We were just a bit gung-ho.

"I said to them after the game that if we went down 3-1 it was probably game over. We showed tremendous character, kept playing and I thought some performances were absolutely magnificent."