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Torquay United 0-0 Braintree Town

Torquay's four-game winning run came to an end as they were held to a goalless draw by promotion-chasing Braintree.

As the rain came down, the Gulls' Shaun Harrad went close before an effort on the turn from Toby Ajala crept wide.

Torquay continued to press in the second half and the hosts' Durrell Berry fired wide in a scramble after substitute Iffy Allen's low cross.

Mitch Brundle's effort, saved by Dan Lavercombe in the final stages, was as close as Braintree came.

Torquay suffered an injury blow in the first half when Nathan Blissett, who had scored four goals in his previous four games, limped off.

The hosts are now five games unbeaten and three points from safety in 22nd place, while Braintree remain fourth.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 21LavercombeBooked at 17mins
  • 29Berry
  • 5MacDonald
  • 16RichardsBooked at 45mins
  • 3Butler
  • 18Smith
  • 14AjalaSubstituted forAllenat 66'minutes
  • 10RacchiBooked at 90mins
  • 4ReesSubstituted forVermaat 73'minutes
  • 17BlissettSubstituted forWrightat 22'minutes
  • 12Harrad

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 7Allen
  • 22Gerring
  • 25Verma
  • 28Wright

Braintree

  • 1King
  • 7Brundle
  • 15Phillips
  • 30Woodyard
  • 3HaberghamBooked at 85mins
  • 5Paine
  • 4Isaac
  • 8DavisSubstituted forMilesat 72'minutes
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forEdgarat 66'minutes
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCheekat 61'minutes
  • 10Akinola

Substitutes

  • 12Gardner
  • 14Miles
  • 22Edgar
  • 23Cheek
  • 27Loft
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
1,462

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Braintree Town 0.

Attempt missed. Anthony Edgar (Braintree Town) right footed shot misses to the right.

Booking

Danny Racchi (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Racchi (Torquay United).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Booking

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

Iffy Allen (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Andre Wright (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).

Durrell Berry (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

Iffy Allen (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Durrell Berry (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Iffy Allen with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Aman Verma replaces Josh Rees.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Kenny Davis.

Foul by Mark Phillips (Braintree Town).

Durrell Berry (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Iffy Allen replaces Toby Ajala.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Anthony Edgar replaces Dan Sparkes.

Attempt saved. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

Andre Wright (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek replaces Sean Marks.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt missed. Andre Wright (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Josh Rees (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dan Butler.

Corner, Torquay United.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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