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Torquay United 2-0 Chester

Torquay United moved three points clear of the National League relegation zone with victory at home to Chester.

Nathan Blissett headed in Dan Butler's corner to give the hosts an early lead and Iffy Allen sealed the points on the counter attack in the final minute.

Torquay, who were 12 points adrift of safety in February, are up to 18th thanks to back-to-back wins.

Chester lie one point above them in 17th and have won just twice in 16 league games.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 26Moore
  • 25Verma
  • 5MacDonald
  • 10RacchiBooked at 64mins
  • 3Butler
  • 18Smith
  • 4Rees
  • 17BlissettSubstituted forGerringat 90+1'minutes
  • 7Allen
  • 14AjalaBooked at 37minsSubstituted forRichardsat 75'minutes
  • 19ChaneySubstituted forHarradat 65'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 12Harrad
  • 16Richards
  • 22Gerring
  • 23Hancox

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 12Hughes
  • 17Astles
  • 10RooneyBooked at 90mins
  • 3Hunt
  • 6SharpsBooked at 28mins
  • 23AlabiSubstituted forHobsonat 57'minutes
  • 9Hannah
  • 7Mahon
  • 5GeorgeBooked at 82minsSubstituted forRichardsat 86'minutes
  • 8ShawBooked at 51minsSubstituted forLloydat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Chapell
  • 13Thompson
  • 15Richards
  • 19Hobson
  • 26Lloyd
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,831

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamChester
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 2, Chester FC 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, Chester FC 0.

Booking

John Rooney (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Iffy Allen (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ben Gerring replaces Nathan Blissett.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Chester FC 0. Iffy Allen (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Rees.

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Luke George.

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

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Aman Verma (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke George (Chester FC).

Brendan Moore (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Luke George (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Sharps (Chester FC).

Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Chester FC. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

Offside, Chester FC. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

Foul by Iffy Allen (Torquay United).

Johnny Hunt (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt blocked. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Richards replaces Toby Ajala.

Attempt saved. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Shaun Harrad replaces Sam Chaney.

Attempt missed. Danny Racchi (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

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

Foul by Danny Racchi (Torquay United).

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham422611579295089
2Forest Green422510766382885
3Grimsby402112777393875
4Dover412281172502274
5Tranmere4219121157421569
6Braintree4119111145331268
7Eastleigh401910115849967
8Wrexham411991366462066
9Gateshead42189155161-1063
10Macclesfield411861757451260
11Bromley42178176564159
12Barrow411611145865-759
13Lincoln City421512156259357
14Woking41149186260251
15Aldershot42148204767-2050
16Southport421212184358-1548
17Chester421112195666-1045
18Torquay411111194569-2444
19Guiseley41916164062-2243
20Halifax401110195376-2343
21Boreham Wood42914193846-841
22Altrincham41913194366-2340
23Welling42811233459-2535
24Kidderminster41611244166-2529
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