Hereford twice fought back to salvage a 2-2 draw against a free-flowing Torquay side at Edgar Street.

Both goalkeepers were in the action in the opening five minutes, with Torquay's Scott Bevan saving from Guillem Bauza, while at the other end Hereford's Adam Bartlett dived to stop a shot by Chris Zebroski on the line.

Hereford's French striker Mathieu Manset also shot wide of the Torquay goalmouth from 25 yards.

Torquay, however, took the lead in the 25th minute when Eunan O'Kane latched on to the ball 12 yards out before rifling past Bartlett into the roof of the net.

Ashley Hemmings also went close to increasing the Torquay lead when he drilled a rasping 35-yard shot against the crossbar.

Hereford rallied to draw level in the 31st minute when Stuart Fleetwood took advantage of a mix-up between Bevan and Mark Ellis before netting from close range.

But a minute before the break Torquay regained the lead when Elliot Benyon drove the ball past Bartlett after a shot by Hemmings had been blocked.

Hereford, however, levelled again in the 66th minute when Manset back-heeled the ball into the net after Bevan had dropped it in a goal mouth melee.

Torquay's leading marksman Benyon went close to snatching a winner for the Gulls when he rifled the ball against the Hereford post late in the second half.

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