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Torquay United 0-2 Chesterfield

Jay O'Shea

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.

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Chesterfield boss Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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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."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 7Mansell
  • 21Cruise
  • 17McCourt
  • 4Downes
  • 5Pearce
  • 12ChapellSubstituted forCameronat 85'minutes
  • 36Mozika
  • 9HawleyBooked at 32minsSubstituted forSullivanat 77'minutes
  • 19McCallumSubstituted forBenyonat 70'minutes
  • 20Craig

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 2Tonge
  • 3Nicholson
  • 11Cameron
  • 23Azeez
  • 26Benyon
  • 31Sullivan

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 25TalbotBooked at 24mins
  • 15Humphreys
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forDarikwaat 70'minutes
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 4Hird
  • 12Ryan
  • 21GnanduilletSubstituted forRichardsat 62'minutes
  • 11Roberts
  • 2BanksSubstituted forDoyleat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Darikwa
  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 16Devitt
  • 17Doyle
  • 20Chapman
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
2,361

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home2
Away13
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 2.

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

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle replaces Oliver Banks.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Jordan Chapell.

Foul by Daniel Sullivan (Torquay United).

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

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

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

Foul by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

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

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Daniel Sullivan replaces Karl Hawley.

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

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Foul by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Paul McCallum.

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

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

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

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

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

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

Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

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

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

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1685326141229
2Chesterfield168532314929
3Rochdale169252520529
4Fleetwood169162617928
5Southend168262014626
6Newport167542419526
7Dag & Red167542420426
8Morecambe167452322125
9Wimbledon167362119224
10Exeter167362019124
11Burton167362020024
12Scunthorpe166641719-224
13Wycombe156362119221
14Hartlepool166371919021
15Mansfield165651618-221
16Portsmouth155552326-320
17Cheltenham165562328-520
18Plymouth165471116-519
19York164572225-317
20Bristol Rovers163671319-615
21Bury163581721-414
22Accrington163581422-814
23Torquay163581727-1014
24Northampton163491422-813
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