League Two
YorkYork City1TorquayTorquay United0

York regained their place in the League Two play-off zone with a narrow victory over rock-bottom Torquay.

The Minstermen opened the scoring through Will Hayhurst with his 18-yard strike finding the top corner thanks to a deflection off Aaron Downes.

The visitors went close to an equaliser but Lee Mansell saw his free-kick pushed around the post by Nick Pope.

Goalkeeper Martin Rice then palmed away Adam Reed's powerful drive to deny York a second goal.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"I thought we started the game off very well. The first 25 minutes we got the goal which is obviously key.

"Then the last 20 minutes of the first half I thought we got a bit untidy with our play.

"Another goal would have been nice to kill the game off, but I thought we managed the game very well.

"We limited them and did our job well."

Line-ups

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3DaviesBooked at 62mins
  • 10Penn
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombe
  • 11JarvisSubstituted forAndrewat 80'minutes
  • 37Reed
  • 7Coulson
  • 19Bowman
  • 26HayhurstSubstituted forPlattat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 8Andrew
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 25Dickinson
  • 28Puri

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 29O'Connor
  • 3Nicholson
  • 7Mansell
  • 4DownesBooked at 19mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 15Thompson
  • 8Harding
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forYeomanat 65'minutes
  • 25ShowunmiSubstituted forStockleyat 70'minutes
  • 10Bodin

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 2Tonge
  • 6Lathrope
  • 9Hawley
  • 14Yeoman
  • 19Stockley
  • 20Craig
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,416

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 1, Torquay United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 1, Torquay United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

  4. Post update

    Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Harding (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Tom Platt replaces William Hayhurst.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

  8. Post update

    Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by John McCombe.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Calvin Andrew replaces Ryan Jarvis.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Nick Pope.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Billy Bodin (Torquay United).

  17. Post update

    Adam Reed (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by John McCombe.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.