National League
TorquayTorquay United4NuneatonNuneaton Borough0

Torquay United 4-0 Nuneaton Town

Aaron Downes

Luke Young struck a brace for Torquay as they beat 10-man Nuneaton to extend their unbeaten run to six matches.

Young opened the scoring with a strike from the edge of the area before he doubled the lead with a back-heel from Duane Ofori-Acheampong's cross.

Aaron Downes' header made it three before half-time and the rout was complete when Ryan Bowman slotted home Toby Ajala's deflected effort.

The visitors misery was compounded when Anton Brown was sent off late on.

The Gulls climb to ninth after their second consecutive league win while Nuneaton drop into the bottom four.

Much-travelled midfielder Lee Fowler made his Nuneaton debut after signing on non-contract terms from Welsh Premier side Cefn Druids the day before.

But the former Coventry City, Huddersfield Town, Wrexham and Kidderminster Harriers player was taken off at half-time when Boro were 3-0 down.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Rice
  • 4Downes
  • 2Tonge
  • 3Cruise
  • 21MacDonaldBooked at 89mins
  • 10Ajala
  • 11CameronSubstituted forChapellat 31'minutes
  • 16RichardsBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWakefieldat 80'minutes
  • 8Young
  • 24Ofori-AcheampongSubstituted forYeomanat 72'minutes
  • 9Bowman

Substitutes

  • 5Pearce
  • 12Chapell
  • 14Yeoman
  • 22Wakefield
  • 23Seabright

Nuneaton

  • 1Charles-Cook
  • 24Geohaghon
  • 3FranklinSubstituted forQuinnat 69'minutes
  • 17Smith
  • 2Starosta
  • 11Streete
  • 26FowlerSubstituted forDyerat 46'minutes
  • 18BrownBooked at 88mins
  • 6WalkerBooked at 84mins
  • 10Brown
  • 25Curran

Substitutes

  • 8John
  • 14Waite
  • 19Wren
  • 21Quinn
  • 22Dyer
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,177

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 4, Nuneaton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 4, Nuneaton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown tries a through ball, but Andy Brown is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

  5. Post update

    Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Booking

    Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Anton Brown (Nuneaton Town) for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  9. Booking

    Anton Brown (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Anton Brown (Nuneaton Town).

  11. Booking

    Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Josh Wakefield replaces Courtney Richards.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).

  16. Post update

    Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.