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Accrington 2-1 Torquay United

Accrington extended their unbeaten run to seven games with victory over Torquay, who have won just one in nine.

Kal Naismith scored both of Stanley's goals, but it was the visitors who took the lead when Paul McCallum curled a shot into the top corner.

The equaliser came with Naismith's powerful header, and he then scored another header from a Nicky Hunt cross.

Chances were cleared off the line at either end during a high-tempo contest in which both sides chased a winner.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16HuntBooked at 66mins
  • 3Liddle
  • 4Joyce
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Aldred
  • 11Naismith
  • 2Murphy
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forGrayat 71'minutes
  • 24Odejayi
  • 15Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 1Dunbavin
  • 8Richardson
  • 9Webber
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Windass

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2TongeBooked at 29mins
  • 21Cruise
  • 20Craig
  • 4Downes
  • 29O'Connor
  • 7Mansell
  • 36MozikaBooked at 57mins
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forAzeezat 81'minutes
  • 12Chapell
  • 19McCallumBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 5Pearce
  • 9Hawley
  • 11Cameron
  • 17McCourt
  • 23Azeez
  • 31Sullivan
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
1,279

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Torquay United 1.
Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).
Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).
Attempt missed. Dale Tonge (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Paul McCallum (Torquay United) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Adebayo Azeez replaces Elliot Benyon.
Hand ball by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

Booking

Paul McCallum (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Torquay United 1. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicky Hunt.
Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).
Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces George Bowerman.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd179531532
2Chesterfield179531132
3Rochdale171025732
4Fleetwood1710161031
5Southend17926729
6Newport17764527
7Burton17836127
8Scunthorpe17764-127
9Dag & Red17755326
10Wimbledon17746225
11Morecambe17746-225
12Hartlepool17737224
13Exeter17737-124
14Plymouth17647-422
15Wycombe16637021
16Mansfield17566-321
17Cheltenham17566-521
18Portsmouth16556-420
19York17458-417
20Accrington17458-717
21Bury17368-415
22Bristol Rovers17368-715
23Torquay17359-1114
24Northampton173410-1013
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