York recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season with a convincing win at Torquay.

Torquay, who had the better of the first half, fell behind when Wes Fletcher's turn and shot from close range found the bottom corner.

York doubled their lead through Josh Carson's superb 25-yard free-kick that found the top corner.

Former Gulls man Ryan Jarvis smashed home the visitors' third from close range to secure the points.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay United boss Alan Knill told BBC Radio Devon:

"You have to accept criticism and we're open to criticism today.

"We all know that goals change games and we switched off three times to allow them to score.

"When you're at home you have to win, it's irrelevant how well you play.

"We want to send our supporters home happy but today they've got every right to complain and make their opinions known because we should never lose 3-0 at home."

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"I'm very pleased obviously with the result but for an hour it was a football match from the point of view that Torquay on the break were dangerous.

"I thought we were in and out the first half not as well as what we thought we could do but you're going to get that.

"We come in at 0-0, which is always a plus, and that allowed us in the second half to go on and do what we've done."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Torquay United

  • 13 Rice
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 02 Tonge
  • 21 Cruise
  • 29 O'Connor Booked
  • 12 Chapell
  • 07 Mansell
  • 08 Harding (Lathrope - 42' )
  • 10 Bodin (Cameron - 71' )
  • 23 Azeez (Benyon - 66' )
  • 09 Hawley

Substitutes

  • 11 Cameron
  • 16 Ball
  • 26 Benyon
  • 31 Sullivan
  • 33 Thompson
  • 20 Craig
  • 06 Lathrope

York City

  • 24 Ingham
  • 05 McGurk
  • 30 O'Neill Booked (Platt - 72' )
  • 03 Davies
  • 06 Parslow
  • 27 Brobbel (Chambers - 56' )
  • 29 Whitehouse
  • 12 Carson
  • 08 Clay
  • 09 Fletcher (Bowman - 64' )
  • 11 Jarvis

Substitutes

  • 28 Puri
  • 04 Smith
  • 20 Allen
  • 01 Kettings
  • 18 Platt
  • 19 Bowman
  • 10 Chambers
Ref: Michael Naylor
Att: 2,559

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

4 4

Corners

7 7

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Torquay United 0, York City 3.

90:00 +5:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, York City 3.

90:00 +4:33

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

90:00 +4:33

(York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:39

Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:39

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

90:00

Corner, York City. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

85:38

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

85:38

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:08

Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

84:10

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:10

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

82:14

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

76:00

Craig Clay (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:28

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).

72:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 0, York City 3. Ryan Jarvis (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

72:42

Attempt saved. Ashley Chambers (York City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

72:22

Corner, York City. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

71:50

Attempt blocked. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

71:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Tom Platt replaces Luke O'Neill.

70:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Billy Bodin.

68:56

Corner, York City. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

66:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 0, York City 2. Josh Carson (York City) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

66:34 Booking

Booking Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

66:13

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

66:13

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:35

Luke O'Neill (York City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

65:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Adebayo Azeez.

64:58 Booking

Booking Luke O'Neill (York City) is shown the yellow card.

63:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Bowman replaces Wes Fletcher.

62:07

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United).

62:07

Daniel Parslow (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:29

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United).

61:29

David McGurk (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:36

Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:36

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

59:33

Attempt missed. Ashley Chambers (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

57:43

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

57:14

Attempt saved. Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

55:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ashley Chambers replaces Ryan Brobbel.

54:44

Corner, York City. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

53:54

Attempt missed. Dale Tonge (Torquay United) header from the right side of the box is too high.

53:37

Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:37

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

52:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 0, York City 1. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke O'Neill.

51:52

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

51:11

Attempt saved. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:00

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:24

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

48:51

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).

48:51

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:22

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United).

46:22

David McGurk (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:57

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

45:32

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

45:00

Second Half begins Torquay United 0, York City 0.

45:00 +3:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Torquay United 0, York City 0.

45:00 +2:32

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

45:00 +2:32

Elliot Whitehouse (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:55

Thomas Cruise (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:55

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

45:00 +0:19

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

45:00 +0:19

David McGurk (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Damon Lathrope replaces Ben Harding because of an injury.

37:56

Corner, York City. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

33:49

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:49

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

30:49

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:49

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

29:46

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:46

Foul by David McGurk (York City).

27:45

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

27:11

(Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:11

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

24:11

Attempt blocked. Elliot Whitehouse (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

22:53

Attempt missed. Wes Fletcher (York City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

21:27

Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

20:43

Foul by Daniel Parslow (York City).

20:43

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:11

Attempt blocked. Craig Clay (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:16

Attempt saved. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

16:40

Corner, York City. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

12:27

Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

8:57

Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

8:29

Attempt missed. Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

7:38

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by David McGurk.

7:06

Attempt saved. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

5:15

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by David McGurk.

2:04

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

2:04

Ryan Jarvis (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:24

Corner, York City. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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