Chesterfield cruised past Torquay United to stay second in League Two.

Oliver Banks scored a superb opener, beating a defender and crashing an 18-yard strike that keeper Martin Rice got a hand to but could not stop.

It was 2-0 before the break when Armand Gnanduillet's off-target strike fell kindly to Jay O'Shea.

Rice made a fine save to keep out O'Shea's first effort, but the Spireites man bundled the ball home at the second time of asking.

The Gulls rarely threatened and are now just a point off the bottom of the table following Northampton's 1-0 win over Fleetwood.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Post-match: Chesterfield boss Cook

"I think it's been a very good week for the lads. We've won three games, kept three clean sheets and scored seven goals.

"The lads must take all the credit. It was always going to be difficult for us travelling to Torquay at the end of the week.

"I'm very pleased, I thought we gave a very professional performance today."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Torquay United

  • 13 Rice
  • 07 Mansell
  • 21 Cruise
  • 17 McCourt
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Pearce
  • 12 Chapell (Cameron - 85' )
  • 36 Mozika
  • 09 Hawley Booked (Sullivan - 77' )
  • 19 McCallum (Benyon - 70' )
  • 20 Craig

Substitutes

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 11 Cameron
  • 23 Azeez
  • 26 Benyon
  • 31 Sullivan

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 25 Talbot Booked
  • 15 Humphreys
  • 10 O'Shea (Darikwa - 70' )
  • 23 Evatt
  • 06 Cooper
  • 04 Hird
  • 12 Ryan
  • 21 Gnanduillet (Richards - 62' )
  • 11 Roberts
  • 02 Banks (Doyle - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Darikwa
  • 08 Togwell
  • 09 Richards
  • 16 Devitt
  • 17 Doyle
  • 20 Chapman
Ref: Darren Sheldrake
Att: 2,361

Match Stats

Shots

2 13

On target

0 5

Corners

1 10

Fouls

13 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 2.

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 2.

90:00 +1:30

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

90:00 +1:30

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

88:25

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

88:11

Attempt blocked. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

87:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle replaces Oliver Banks.

84:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Jordan Chapell.

84:24

Foul by Daniel Sullivan (Torquay United).

84:24

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:19

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

82:36

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

82:18

Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

80:00

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:57

Foul by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

79:18

Jak McCourt (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:18

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

77:31

Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

77:31

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Daniel Sullivan replaces Karl Hawley.

76:00

Damien Mozika (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:57

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

71:16

Foul by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

71:16

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Paul McCallum.

69:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Tendayi Darikwa replaces Jay O'Shea.

65:48

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:48

Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

65:12

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

65:12

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

62:00

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:48

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

61:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

58:31

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

54:55

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

53:20

Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

53:20

Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:02

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:02

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

50:45

Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:45

Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

47:30

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Martin Rice.

47:09

Attempt saved. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 2.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 2.

45:00 +0:19

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

45:00 +0:02

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:04

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

44:04

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

43:26

Foul by Liam Cooper (Chesterfield).

43:26

Jak McCourt (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:05

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:05

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).

42:18

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

42:02

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lee Mansell.

41:46

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

40:06

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

37:01

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:01

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

36:38

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

36:38

Aaron Downes (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:51

Attempt missed. Damien Mozika (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

35:14

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

33:10

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

32:33

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Damien Mozika.

32:00 Booking

Booking Karl Hawley (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

32:00

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:42

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

29:17

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:17

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

28:07

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lee Mansell.

27:33

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:33

Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

24:37

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

23:04 Booking

Booking Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

23:00

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

22:56

Foul by Drew Talbot (Chesterfield).

19:46

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

19:46

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 2. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

18:26

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

14:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 1. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Hird with a cross.

6:46

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

6:46

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

1:33

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:40

Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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