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Torquay United 1-2 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers extended their unbeaten run to 10 Conference games as they won a hard-fought clash at Torquay.

Matty Taylor gave the Pirates an early lead before Neal Trotman doubled the advantage as he headed in Jake Gosling's corner.

Torquay pulled one back when Fabian Speiss punched into his own net under pressure from Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

Elliot Benyon had a goal disallowed for offside in the final minute as Torquay tried to find an equaliser.

The win moves Rovers into second place in the table while the Torquay are now four points off the play-off places in 10th as both sides try and return to the Football League after relegation last season.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 23Seabright
  • 25Ives
  • 5Pearce
  • 21MacDonald
  • 29Berry
  • 10AjalaSubstituted forBriscoeat 67'minutes
  • 16RichardsBooked at 57minsSubstituted forYeomanat 82'minutes
  • 8YoungBooked at 76mins
  • 11Cameron
  • 9Bowman
  • 24Ofori-AcheampongSubstituted forBenyonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rice
  • 3Cruise
  • 7Briscoe
  • 14Yeoman
  • 17Benyon

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Speiss
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 11Gosling
  • 6Parkes
  • 7Mansell
  • 15Trotman
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forGoldbergat 90+1'minutes
  • 27BlissettBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWallat 67'minutes
  • 24Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 14Goldberg
  • 16Martin
  • 17Harrison
  • 25Puddy
  • 31Wall
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
3,755

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Bristol Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Bristol Rovers 2.

Offside, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman tries a through ball, but Ashley Yeoman is caught offside.

Foul by Alex Wall (Bristol Rovers).

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Bradley Goldberg replaces Matty Taylor.

Foul by Luke Young (Torquay United).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon tries a through ball, but Elliot Benyon is caught offside.

Foul by Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers).

Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Luke Young (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Courtney Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

Neal Trotman (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box. Assisted by Jake Gosling.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Hand ball by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Luke Young (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Young (Torquay United).

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alex Wall (Bristol Rovers).

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Corner, Torquay United.

Offside, Torquay United. Duane Ofori-Acheampong tries a through ball, but Duane Ofori-Acheampong is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Louis Briscoe replaces Toby Ajala.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Wall replaces Nathan Blissett.

Attempt missed. Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Nathan Blissett (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Bristol Rovers).

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Durrell Berry (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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