Cheltenham manager Mark Yates insists his team still have a lot of work to do to reach the npower League Two play-off final.
Goals from Jermaine McGlashan and Ben Burgess handed the Robins a 2-0 advantage in the first leg of the semi-final but Yates believes the tie is far from over.
He said: "We are at half-time and are 2-0 up. It is far from over but if we play with the same attitude and quality on Thursday then we will give ourselves a chance.
"I am really pleased with the clean sheet. There were a couple of back post headers that we should have dealt with better but I'm not going to complain as the players have put another good shift in.
"We put Ben [Burgess] in to give us something different and he has certainly done that. He has added a different dimension to our play. But although we have two big strong forwards, some of the football we played was decent."
Torquay manager Martin Ling insists his side are still in contention going into the second leg of their npower League Two play-off semi-final.
"I believe we are still very much in it and the first goal at Plainmoor is going to be very important," Ling said. "When we hit the crossbar after they scored their second goal it was a turning point in the game but we can still turn the tie around.
"It is going to be difficult because we know we are the big underdogs. We shall see if that's an added pressure on them. There are snipers out and bullets flying but we are not quite dead yet and (Cheltenham manager) Mark Yates will know that he is in for a big game at Plainmoor.
"You look at the first 20 minutes and Torquay were the better side, but then you lose Rene Howe and you lose a bit of a focus. We never really got going after that.
"It just seems at the moment that we can't get that elusive win. It is six games without that win so we are going to have to change that around quickly but stranger things happen in football and it is still game on."