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Torquay United 0-2 Chesterfield

Jay O'Shea

Chesterfield cruised past Torquay United to stay second in League Two.

Oliver Banks scored a superb opener, beating a defender and crashing an 18-yard strike that keeper Martin Rice got a hand to but could not stop.

It was 2-0 before the break when Armand Gnanduillet's off-target strike fell kindly to Jay O'Shea.

Rice made a fine save to keep out O'Shea's first effort, but the Spireites man bundled the ball home at the second time of asking.

The Gulls rarely threatened and are now just a point off the bottom of the table following Northampton's 1-0 win over Fleetwood.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think it's been a very good week for the lads. We've won three games, kept three clean sheets and scored seven goals.

"The lads must take all the credit. It was always going to be difficult for us travelling to Torquay at the end of the week.

"I'm very pleased, I thought we gave a very professional performance today."

Line-ups

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Rice
  • 7Mansell
  • 21Cruise
  • 17McCourt
  • 4Downes
  • 5Pearce
  • 12ChapellSubstituted forCameronat 85'minutes
  • 36Mozika
  • 9HawleyBooked at 32minsSubstituted forSullivanat 77'minutes
  • 19McCallumSubstituted forBenyonat 70'minutes
  • 20Craig

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 2Tonge
  • 3Nicholson
  • 11Cameron
  • 23Azeez
  • 26Benyon
  • 31Sullivan

Chesterfield

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 1Lee
  • 25TalbotBooked at 24mins
  • 15Humphreys
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forDarikwaat 70'minutes
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 4Hird
  • 12Ryan
  • 21GnanduilletSubstituted forRichardsat 62'minutes
  • 11Roberts
  • 2BanksSubstituted forDoyleat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Darikwa
  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 16Devitt
  • 17Doyle
  • 20Chapman
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
2,361

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home2
Away13
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 2.

  3. Post update

    Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle replaces Oliver Banks.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Jordan Chapell.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Sullivan (Torquay United).

  10. Post update

    Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

  16. Post update

    Jak McCourt (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

  19. Post update

    Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Daniel Sullivan replaces Karl Hawley.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1685326141229
2Chesterfield168532314929
3Rochdale169252520529
4Fleetwood169162617928
5Southend168262014626
6Newport167542419526
7Dag & Red167542420426
8Morecambe167452322125
9Wimbledon167362119224
10Exeter167362019124
11Burton167362020024
12Scunthorpe166641719-224
13Wycombe156362119221
14Hartlepool166371919021
15Mansfield165651618-221
16Portsmouth155552326-320
17Cheltenham165562328-520
18Plymouth165471116-519
19York164572225-317
20Bristol Rovers163671319-615
21Bury163581721-414
22Accrington163581422-814
23Torquay163581727-1014
24Northampton163491422-813
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