League Two
York1Torquay0

York City 1-0 Torquay United

York regained their place in the League Two play-off zone with a narrow victory over rock-bottom Torquay.

The Minstermen opened the scoring through Will Hayhurst with his 18-yard strike finding the top corner thanks to a deflection off Aaron Downes.

The visitors went close to an equaliser but Lee Mansell saw his free-kick pushed around the post by Nick Pope.

Goalkeeper Martin Rice then palmed away Adam Reed's powerful drive to deny York a second goal.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

"I thought we started the game off very well. The first 25 minutes we got the goal which is obviously key.

"Then the last 20 minutes of the first half I thought we got a bit untidy with our play.

"Another goal would have been nice to kill the game off, but I thought we managed the game very well.

"We limited them and did our job well."

Line-ups

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3DaviesBooked at 62mins
  • 10Penn
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombe
  • 11JarvisSubstituted forAndrewat 80'minutes
  • 37Reed
  • 7Coulson
  • 19Bowman
  • 26HayhurstSubstituted forPlattat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 8Andrew
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 25Dickinson
  • 28Puri

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 29O'Connor
  • 3Nicholson
  • 7Mansell
  • 4DownesBooked at 19mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 15Thompson
  • 8Harding
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forYeomanat 65'minutes
  • 25ShowunmiSubstituted forStockleyat 70'minutes
  • 10Bodin

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 2Tonge
  • 6Lathrope
  • 9Hawley
  • 14Yeoman
  • 19Stockley
  • 20Craig
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,416

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, York City 1, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 1, Torquay United 0.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

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

Attempt missed. Ben Harding (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Tom Platt replaces William Hayhurst.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by John McCombe.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Calvin Andrew replaces Ryan Jarvis.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Nick Pope.

Attempt saved. Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Billy Bodin (Torquay United).

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

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by John McCombe.

Attempt saved. Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Enoch Showunmi.

Attempt saved. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by John McCombe.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Elliot Benyon.

Booking

Ben Davies (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

Niall Thompson (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. William Hayhurst (York City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Attempt missed. William Hayhurst (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Torquay United).

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

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

Attempt missed. Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Russell Penn (York City) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Lee Mansell.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Martin Rice.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale392271064392573
2Scunthorpe391817461372471
3Chesterfield401913862362670
4Fleetwood391971357461164
5Burton39171394237564
6Oxford Utd391514104940959
7York391513114638858
8Southend3914141147361156
9Plymouth391510144444055
10Dag & Red391215124747051
11Hartlepool391310164645149
12Newport381213134649-349
13Wimbledon391212154247-548
14Cheltenham391115134553-848
15Morecambe391212154557-1248
16Exeter391211164750-347
17Mansfield391114144152-1147
18Accrington391113154649-346
19Bury38917124243-144
20Bristol Rovers381013153543-843
21Wycombe391012173948-942
22Portsmouth39915153855-1742
23Northampton39913173351-1840
24Torquay3999213557-2236
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