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Cheltenham Town 1-0 Torquay United

Matt Richards

Torquay's relegation worries deepened as they were beaten by Cheltenham.

Matt Richards scored the only goal of the game as he fired a left-footed volley into the bottom-right corner.

Earlier Scott Brown turned Jayden Stockley's header over the bar and Courtney Cameron also lifted an effort off target for the Gulls, while Jamie Cureton shot wide for the hosts.

Shamir Goodwin almost equalised in injury time but his effort was cleared off the line by Ashley Vincent.

The defeat leaves Chris Hargreaves' side bottom, seven points from safety while the Robins are five points off a play-off spot.

Cheltenham Town assistant manager Neil Howarth told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It was not a great one to watch if I'm being honest, but you do get games like that and it's important to pick up points when you've not played well.

"We're not playing well as we have in the past seasons, but we could have been 2-0 up as we had a few chances.

"Without breaking any pots, we're picking up points, getting decent clean sheets and the odd win. It's nice to be looking up at the top end of the table."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 32Brundle
  • 20JombatiBooked at 45mins
  • 14Richards
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashan
  • 8DeeringSubstituted forNobleat 69'minutes
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forTaylorat 84'minutes
  • 10GornellSubstituted forHarrisonat 54'minutes
  • 21Vincent

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 9Harrison
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 28Ihiekwe

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 3Nicholson
  • 6Lathrope
  • 4DownesBooked at 63mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 17Goodwin
  • 18LabadieSubstituted forMansellat 82'minutes
  • 25ShowunmiSubstituted forChapellat 67'minutes
  • 19Stockley
  • 11Cameron

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 7Mansell
  • 8Harding
  • 9Hawley
  • 12Chapell
  • 23Stevens
  • 29O'Connor
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,105

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Torquay United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Torquay United 0.

  3. Post update

    Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jermaine McGlashan.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

  8. Post update

    Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

  10. Post update

    Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jason Taylor replaces Jamie Cureton.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Lee Mansell replaces Joss Labadie.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Matthew Richards.

  16. Post update

    Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Torquay United 0. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield371812760342666
2Scunthorpe371617458372165
3Rochdale361971056391764
4Fleetwood371871254421261
5Burton37161384136561
6Oxford Utd371414948371156
7Southend371313114436852
8York371313114438652
9Plymouth36149134040051
10Hartlepool371310144440449
11Cheltenham361114114146-547
12Morecambe361211134350-747
13Dag & Red361113124445-146
14Newport341111124346-344
15Wimbledon371111153642-644
16Mansfield371013143750-1343
17Bury35915114040042
18Bristol Rovers361012143440-642
19Portsmouth37915133851-1342
20Wycombe361011153844-641
21Accrington361011154047-741
22Exeter361010164148-740
23Northampton36911163045-1538
24Torquay3689193354-2133
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