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Torquay United 0-1 Wrexham

Mark Carrington
Mark Carrington had not scored since Wrexham's 3-1 FA Cup third round loss at Premier League Stoke in January

Wrexham moved into the National League play-off places as Mark Carrington scored the only goal at struggling Torquay United.

The former MK Dons and Bury midfielder pounced at the far post after Durrell Berry failed to clear a corner.

Torquay had the better of the early chances as Courtney Richards hit the side netting and player-manager Kevin Nicholson fired over the bar.

Nathan Smith forced Wrexham to clear off the line late on from a corner.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales:

"It's not a game I want to watch on DVD again but it's the sort of game you have to win if you're going to be successful, and I keep saying that.

"The first half possibly won us the game today because we said let's go against the wind first half and use it the second half.

"We didn't really have a load of chances but you only need the one and we took it."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 29Berry
  • 5MacDonald
  • 16Richards
  • 24Nicholson
  • 18Smith
  • 25Verma
  • 26HeslopSubstituted forBriscoeat 88'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 28Wright
  • 11MurombedziSubstituted forMarshat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Spiess
  • 7Briscoe
  • 10Marsh
  • 12Carmichael
  • 22Gerring

Wrexham

  • 30Taylor
  • 4Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 11MokeSubstituted forCatonat 59'minutes
  • 3Newton
  • 6Fyfield
  • 16YorkSubstituted forO'Brienat 70'minutes
  • 12Carrington
  • 15Evans
  • 8VoseBooked at 51minsSubstituted forGrayat 73'minutes
  • 10Jennings

Substitutes

  • 9Gray
  • 18White
  • 23Nolan
  • 27Caton
  • 32O'Brien
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
1,512

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Wrexham 1.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt blocked. Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Butler.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Louis Briscoe replaces Simon Heslop.

Foul by Andre Wright (Torquay United).

Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Caton (Wrexham).

Durrell Berry (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Rob Evans (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Sean Newton.

Attempt blocked. Sean Newton (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Tyrone Marsh replaces Shepherd Murombedzi.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James Gray (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 0, Wrexham 1. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.

Corner, Wrexham.

Offside, Torquay United. Andre Wright tries a through ball, but Andre Wright is caught offside.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt blocked. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. James Gray replaces Dominic Vose.

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

Aman Verma (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny O'Brien (Wrexham).

Courtney Richards (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Danny O'Brien replaces Wes York.

Attempt blocked. Andre Wright (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Dominic Vose (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Rob Evans (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. James Caton replaces Adriano Moke.

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Andre Wright (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Nicholson with a cross.

Booking

Dominic Vose (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dominic Vose (Wrexham).

Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Wrexham 0.

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