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Torquay United 2-0 Altrincham

Luke Young scored his first league goal since October 2014 as Torquay eased to victory over Altrincham at Plainmoor.

The 23-year-old midfielder powered the ball in from 25 yards as the hosts took the lead after 17 minutes.

Shaun Harrad met Nathan Blissett's flick-on and rifled the ball home to extend Torquay's lead.

Keeper Brendan Moore was forced into action to keep out Altrincham forward Damien Reeves as the home side picked up three vital points.

The Gulls are now six points clear of the National League relegation places, while the Robins remain two points from safety with just three matches remaining.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 26Moore
  • 25Verma
  • 5MacDonald
  • 8YoungBooked at 80mins
  • 3Butler
  • 22Gerring
  • 4Rees
  • 16Richards
  • 7AllenSubstituted forAjalaat 84'minutes
  • 12HarradSubstituted forWrightat 63'minutes
  • 17Blissett

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 6Geohaghon
  • 14Ajala
  • 19Chaney
  • 28Wright

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 12HeathcoteBooked at 71mins
  • 5Havern
  • 14O'KeefeBooked at 31mins
  • 3GriffinSubstituted forSavilleat 82'minutes
  • 6Leather
  • 20SinnottBooked at 68mins
  • 9RankineSubstituted forGinnellyat 46'minutes
  • 7Lawrie
  • 19Crowther
  • 8RichmanSubstituted forReevesat 27'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Reeves
  • 15Ginnelly
  • 23Williams
  • 24Davis
  • 27Saville
Referee:
Brett Huxtable

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 2, Altrincham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, Altrincham 0.

Attempt missed. Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Toby Ajala replaces Iffy Allen.

Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Adam Saville replaces Adam Griffin.

Offside, Torquay United. Angus MacDonald tries a through ball, but Angus MacDonald is caught offside.

Corner, Altrincham.

Booking

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

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

Attempt missed. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt blocked. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt saved. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Josh Ginnelly with a cross.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt missed. Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Sam Heathcote (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Heathcote (Altrincham).

Andre Wright (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt missed. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham).

Iffy Allen (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Andre Wright replaces Shaun Harrad.

Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Altrincham 0. Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Blissett with a headed pass.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt missed. Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Josh Rees (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Young.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt missed. Ryan Crowther (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Altrincham.

Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

James Lawrie (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Torquay United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover432391173502378
4Grimsby422113877403776
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4320121147341372
7Eastleigh4220111161501171
8Wrexham431991567501766
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield431881758461262
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow431612156069-960
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Torquay431211204770-2347
18Guiseley431016174365-2246
19Chester431112205768-1145
20Halifax421110215379-2643
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham43914204368-2541
23Kidderminster43811244467-2335
24Welling43811243561-2635
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