Despite the disappoinment of defeat in the final of the FA Trophy at Wembley, the match marked the record breaking 474th appearance in a Torquay United shirt for Kevin Hill.

Kevin Hill was born in Exeter (March 5, 1976) and was playing for non-league side Torrington, and working in a local supermarket, when Kevin Hodges signed him for Torquay United in August 1997.

In the 2000-01 season, he was Torquay's leading goalscorer, including a crucial goal in the last game of the season away to Barnet, which saw Barnet relegated to the Conference and Torquay surviving.

Kevin Hill  primarily plays in midfield, but has also featured in defence and up front for Torquay. Despite not being the tallest of footballers one of his great assets is his strength in the air, almost appearing to have springs in his boots at times. His committed style and loyalty makes him one of the crowd favourites at Plainmoor.

Kevin marked his record equalling 473rd appearance for Torquay in the playoff semi final defeat to local rivals Exeter City (1-4 on the day 3-5 on aggregate) by scoring Torquays goal.