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Torquay United 3-1 Gateshead

Torquay United stalled Gateshead's National League promotion hopes with a convincing 3-1 victory at Plainmoor.

Defeat leaves the Tynesiders nine points off the top five, down in ninth place.

The home side took the lead when winger David Fitzpatrick foraged down the right, cut inside and beat Dan Hanford with a powerful angled shot.

Paddy McLaughlin stroked home a second-half penalty to bring Gateshead level, but substitute Paul Rooney poked Torquay back in front soon after, getting on the end of Dan Sparkes' excellent free-kick.

The away side were desperately unlucky on occasion, James Bolton's header came back off the bar and Danny Johnson's effort hit a post as they pressed for a leveller.

Late on, however, Brett Williams intercepted Luke Hannant's misplaced pass and added a flattering element to Torquay's win.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Moore
  • 32RacineSubstituted forRooneyat 54'minutes
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 8YoungSubstituted forLathropeat 69'minutes
  • 15McGinty
  • 10RichardsBooked at 64mins
  • 20Hodgkiss
  • 12Verma
  • 25Fitzpatrick
  • 14Williams
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forReidat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 5Gallifuoco
  • 7Chaney
  • 17Rooney
  • 18Reid

Gateshead

  • 13Hanford
  • 8BrundleSubstituted forHannantat 46'minutes
  • 6FyfieldBooked at 80mins
  • 5Hogan
  • 4Smith
  • 2Bolton
  • 7York
  • 26McLaughlinSubstituted forJonesat 81'minutes
  • 15Burrow
  • 18BellSubstituted forJohnsonat 61'minutes
  • 22Mafuta

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 9Johnson
  • 10Jones
  • 23MacDonald
  • 25Hannant
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,555

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 3, Gateshead 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 3, Gateshead 1.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 3, Gateshead 1. Brett Williams (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Sam Jones replaces Patrick McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Reid replaces Dan Sparkes.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Damon Lathrope replaces Luke Young.

Booking

Courtney Richards (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Danny Johnson replaces Nyal Bell.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Gateshead 1. Paul Rooney (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Paul Rooney replaces Aarran Racine.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1. Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead) converts the penalty with a.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Luke Hannant replaces Mitch Brundle.

Second Half

Second Half begins Torquay United 1, Gateshead 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Torquay United 1, Gateshead 0.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Gateshead 0. David Fitzpatrick (Torquay United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City28184657292858
2Forest Green30169561362557
3Dag & Red29174849311855
4Tranmere28165738241453
5Dover301641061461552
6Barrow291310647301749
7Aldershot3013893729847
8Macclesfield281441041291246
9Gateshead301110947331443
10Chester30111094638843
11Boreham Wood30119103127442
12Wrexham31119113038-842
13Eastleigh29101184236641
14Bromley29125123842-441
15Solihull Moors29107124045-537
16Sutton United28106123136-536
17Torquay3096153543-833
18Braintree2987143249-1731
19Woking2986154153-1230
20Southport3086163763-2630
21Maidstone United3085173356-2329
22Guiseley2977153446-1228
23North Ferriby United3183201847-2927
24York30511142747-2026
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