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Torquay United 0-0 Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere were forced to hold on for a 0-0 draw at Torquay after going down to nine men.

Micky Mellon's side showed no signs of a hangover from May's National League play-off heartache as James Norwood and Liam Ridehalgh both went close within the first five minutes.

From there Torquay, who avoided relegation on the final day of last season, restricted Tranmere to half chances and deserved to go in 0-0 at the break.

But Tranmere's hopes of seizing the early initiative in the title race took a blow when Steve McNulty saw red after 55 minutes for a second yellow, before Norwood's red card after 85 minutes left them grateful for a point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Clarke
  • 5McGintyBooked at 61mins
  • 6Gowling
  • 8Young
  • 4LathropeBooked at 7minsSubstituted forReidat 64'minutes
  • 23Higgins
  • 7Chaney
  • 11GoslingSubstituted forLeeat 70'minutes
  • 18Klukowski
  • 9PittmanSubstituted forGrayat 70'minutes
  • 10KeatingBooked at 54mins

Substitutes

  • 14Anderson
  • 15Lee
  • 17Gray
  • 19Reid
  • 20Osborn

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 22Buxton
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 24J Hughes
  • McEveley
  • 5McNultyBooked at 54mins
  • 8Harris
  • NorburnSubstituted forSuttonat 57'minutes
  • 11Jennings
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 85mins
  • AlabiSubstituted forCookat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cook
  • 12Sutton
  • 16Dunn
  • 19Mangan
  • 26Pilling
Referee:
Sam Allison
Attendance:
3,162

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

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

Dismissal

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the red card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Cook replaces James Alabi.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. James Gray replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Lee replaces Jake Gosling.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Reid replaces Damon Lathrope.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Ritchie Sutton replaces Ollie Norburn.

Booking

Ruairi Keating (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Booking

Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Damon Lathrope (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
1Aldershot11002023
2Sutton United11002023
3Dag & Red11002113
4Woking11002113
5Dover11001013
6Macclesfield11001013
7Fylde10102201
8Boreham Wood10102201
9Ebbsfleet10102201
10Guiseley10102201
11Maidenhead United10101101
12Maidstone United10101101
13Bromley10100001
14Eastleigh10100001
15Torquay10100001
16Tranmere10100001
17Chester00000000
18Solihull Moors00000000
19Barrow100112-10
20Gateshead100112-10
21Hartlepool100101-10
22Wrexham100101-10
23Halifax100102-20
24Leyton Orient100102-20
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