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Torquay United 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere's Michael Higdon
Michael Higdon's header was his second goal in Tranmere colours

Tranmere consolidated their play-off position with a narrow win at Torquay.

Michael Higdon scored what proved to be the decisive goal, heading home Lee Vaughan's cross just before the hour.

Torquay almost grabbed a late equaliser when Luke Young's 25-yard free-kick was saved by Scott Davies, but Rovers held onto the lead to move three points clear in the final play-off position.

The Gulls remain in 18th with a three-point cushion from the division's relegation places.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 26Moore
  • 25Verma
  • 5MacDonald
  • 4Rees
  • 3Butler
  • 18Smith
  • 7Allen
  • 10RacchiSubstituted forYoungat 57'minutes
  • 19ChaneySubstituted forWrightat 70'minutes
  • 14AjalaSubstituted forHarradat 60'minutes
  • 17Blissett

Substitutes

  • 8Young
  • 12Harrad
  • 16Richards
  • 22Gerring
  • 28Wright

Tranmere

  • 1DaviesBooked at 77mins
  • 7Vaughan
  • 24McNulty
  • 4JenningsBooked at 82mins
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 85mins
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 20Hughes
  • 29Higdon
  • 11MaynardSubstituted forMekkiat 61'minutes
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forKirbyat 88'minutes
  • 8Harris

Substitutes

  • 9Taylor-Fletcher
  • 13Turner
  • 17Mekki
  • 23Kirby
  • 37Fenwick
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
2,264

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt saved. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved.

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

Iffy Allen (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces James Norwood.

Attempt missed. Andre Wright (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Young.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

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

Corner, Torquay United.

Booking

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Torquay United).

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Torquay United).

Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Corner, Torquay United.

Corner, Torquay United.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Andre Wright replaces Sam Chaney.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Michael Higdon tries a through ball, but Michael Higdon is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Lois Maynard.

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Torquay United).

Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Shaun Harrad replaces Toby Ajala.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Michael Higdon (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Vaughan with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Luke Young replaces Danny Racchi.

Foul by Danny Racchi (Torquay United).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Dan Butler.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover422381173502377
4Grimsby412113777393876
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4219121146341269
7Eastleigh411911115849968
8Wrexham421991466471966
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield421871758461261
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow421612145966-760
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Chester431112205768-1145
18Torquay421111204570-2544
19Guiseley42916174064-2443
20Halifax411110205378-2543
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham42914194366-2341
23Welling43811243561-2635
24Kidderminster42711244367-2432
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