Connor Lemonheigh Evans scored a hat-trick as Torquay ran out clear winners at Plainmoor.
The former Bristol City man doubled the hosts' first-half lead after Armani Little had opened the scoring.
We came out with the bit between our teeth in the second half and deservedly halved the deficit through Kyle Wootton.
But Lemonheigh-Evans restored the hosts' two-goal advantage almost immediately and added his third shortly afterwards before Little rounded off the scoring in injury time.
STARTING XI: Jaros; Chicksen, Lacey, Rawlinson; Kelly-Evans (Nemane 46'), Richardson; Arter (O'Brien 68'), Palmer, Vincent (Sam 46'); Rodrigues, Wootton
SUBS: Graham, Brunt
BOOKINGS: Arter 24', Lacey 61'
ATTENDANCE: 3,130 (577)