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Torquay United 2-1 FC Halifax Town

Ryan Bowman
Ryan Bowman's goal took his tally for the season to nine

Torquay United beat Conference play-off rivals Halifax to move within two points of the top five.

Ryan Bowman turned Toby Ajala's cross past Matt Glennon for the first, before squaring for Duane Ofori-Acheampong to score.

Halifax missed first-half chances, with Martin Rice saving from Scott Boden, Adam Smith and Will Hatfield.

Lois Maynard pulled one back after good work from Jamie Jackson, but the Shaymen dropped to eighth in the table.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Rice
  • 22McQuilkinSubstituted forHardingat 84'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 21MacDonald
  • 25Ives
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forChapellat 87'minutes
  • 8Young
  • 16Richards
  • 10Ajala
  • 9Bowman
  • 24Ofori-AcheampongSubstituted forYeomanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Harding
  • 12Chapell
  • 14Yeoman
  • 23Seabright
  • 30Odofin

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 15RobertsBooked at 45mins
  • 4RobertsBooked at 51mins
  • 6AingeSubstituted forBoltonat 46'minutes
  • 3McManus
  • 7Smith
  • 20Maynard
  • 36HatfieldSubstituted forJacksonat 46'minutes
  • 8Marshall
  • 10DyerSubstituted forPeniketat 72'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 2Bolton
  • 9Jackson
  • 12Peniket
  • 22Schofield
Referee:
Richard Martin

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

Foul by Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town).

Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Louis Briscoe.

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Harding (Torquay United).

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ben Harding replaces James McQuilkin because of an injury.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, FC Halifax Town 1. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Jackson.

Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Louis Briscoe (Torquay United).

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Richard Peniket replaces Ross Dyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

Attempt saved. Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Levi Ives (Torquay United).

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Jackson tries a through ball, but Jamie Jackson is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt missed. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt missed. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lois Maynard tries a through ball, but Lois Maynard is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

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