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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

Match ends, Torquay United 4, Nuneaton Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Dismissal

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

Corner, Torquay United.

Booking

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

Hand ball by Anton Brown (Nuneaton Town).

Booking

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Josh Wakefield replaces Courtney Richards.

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).

Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

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

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

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Ryan Quinn replaces Connor Franklin.

Attempt blocked. Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Theo Streete.

Booking

Courtney Richards (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Ryan Smith (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Offside, Torquay United. Duane Ofori-Acheampong tries a through ball, but Duane Ofori-Acheampong is caught offside.

Offside, Torquay United. Ryan Bowman tries a through ball, but Ryan Bowman is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 4, Nuneaton Town 0. Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Toby Ajala.

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

Ben Starosta (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Walker with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).

Connor Franklin (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Jack Dyer replaces Lee Fowler.

Second Half

Second Half begins Torquay United 3, Nuneaton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Torquay United 3, Nuneaton Town 0.

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

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