SAMMY Moore admitted to being full of pride despite seeing his Concord Rangers side suffer a narrow 1-0 defeat to National League South title chasers Torquay United.

Kyle Cameron scored what proved to be the only goal of the encounter at the Aspect Arena.

But player-manager Moore was pleased with the Beach Boys’ performance and felt his side were unfortunate not to be awarded a spot-kick.

“I can’t be much prouder of the players,” said Moore.

“They ran through brick walls for me and we ran a very good Torquay side close.

“On another day we have a bit of luck with the penalty decision.

“The linesman has got to help the referee out because he is only five yards away and it’s a stonewall penalty.

“But I am absolutely delighted with the players because they stuck to the gameplan.

“We limited a good Torquay side to very small chances and we are still in with a shout of the play-offs. We’re only three points off the play-offs and breathing down Billericay’s neck.

“It will go right to the wire and if we play like that in the six games coming up then I think we’ll be in there.”

The winner came with less than 20 minutes remaining as Cameron headed home.

Concord responded with substitute Danny Green striking the post before seeing penalty appeals for what looked like handball waved away.