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Solihull Moors 0-1 Torquay United

Dan Sparkes celebrates late winner for Torquay at Solihull
Dan Sparkes (right) headed a late winner for Torquay at Solihull

Daniel Sparkes' late winner earned Torquay a win at Solihull that moved the Gulls out of the National League relegation zone.

Sparkes struck with two minutes left to lift United above Woking and into 20th place after a first win in four games.

After a low-key first period, Ruairi Keating was denied an opener as he drove straight at home goalkeeper Nathan Baxter.

Baxter also kept out Jamie Reid's long-range effort, but he was beaten in the 88th minute when Sparkes headed in from close range.

Sparkes left the match in stoppage time on a stretcher following a challenge by Regan Charles-Cook that earned the Solihull defender a red card.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Solihull Moors

  • 24Baxter
  • 12Green
  • 5Kettle
  • 22Sterling-JamesSubstituted forBrownat 85'minutes
  • 3Franklin
  • 34Charles-CookBooked at 90mins
  • 4Daly
  • 25Carline
  • 17Afolayan
  • 14Maye
  • 8ByrneSubstituted forSanusiat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lewis
  • 9Brown
  • 15Sanusi
  • 31Nortey
  • 33Coyle

Torquay

  • 1Moore
  • 17AndersonBooked at 28mins
  • 4Lathrope
  • 5Gallifuoco
  • 15McGintyBooked at 10mins
  • 8Young
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 11Sparkes
  • 19KeatingSubstituted forWilliamsat 83'minutes
  • 18ReidSubstituted forHarradat 83'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 12VermaSubstituted forLeeat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Chaney
  • 9Harrad
  • 14Williams
  • 31Lee
  • 33Nicholson
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
857

Live Text

Match ends, Solihull Moors 0, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Solihull Moors 0, Torquay United 1.

Dismissal

Regan Charles-Cook (Solihull Moors) is shown the red card.

Substitution

Substitution, Solihull Moors. Hafeez Sanusi replaces Jack Byrne.

Goal!

Goal! Solihull Moors 0, Torquay United 1. Dan Sparkes (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Solihull Moors. Andy Brown replaces Omari Sterling-James.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Shaun Harrad replaces Jamie Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Brett Williams replaces Ruairi Keating.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Lee replaces Aman Verma.

Second Half

Second Half begins Solihull Moors 0, Torquay United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Solihull Moors 0, Torquay United 0.

Booking

Myles Anderson (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Sean McGinty (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City37237771363576
2Tranmere38237857322576
3Forest Green39229880493175
4Dag & Red392241364461870
5Aldershot4019111055342168
6Barrow401814861412068
7Gateshead401813966402667
8Dover392061372551766
9Macclesfield37176145042857
10Wrexham401412143950-1154
11Eastleigh401314135252053
12Boreham Wood401313144034652
13Chester391310165856249
14Sutton United391310164652-649
15Bromley39147184558-1349
16Solihull Moors40139185560-548
17Guiseley401210184660-1446
18Braintree40129194764-1745
19Maidstone United38128184966-1744
20Torquay401110194555-1043
21Woking40118215673-1741
22York39815164461-1739
23Southport3997234584-3934
24North Ferriby United40103272669-4333
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