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Torquay United 1-0 Woking

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport at Plainmoor
Chris Hargreaves
Chris Hargreaves' Torquay have made a superb start in the Conference

Torquay United captain Luke Young secured all three points with a fantastic free-kick in the dying moments of their clash with Woking.

Young unleashed an unstoppable low effort from 35 yards out to secure the Gulls' fifth successive win.

Woking, who had won five in a row, had the better of the first half with Scott Rendell nearly opening the scoring.

But Torquay dominated the second period with Jordan Chappell and Ryan Bowman going close before Young's winner.

Torquay, who were relegated from the Football League last season, have won five consecutive games for the first time since January 2012, when they went on to make the League Two play-offs.

The Gulls have not conceded a goal in 466 minutes of football.

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"We haven't sat back but it was certainly a first half where we dominated long periods and didn't get our just rewards.

"We've got punished and that happens sometimes, but we came here tonight and we've had a tremendous go.

"We've gone 10 games and it's our first defeat. That record was going to come to an end but I didn't think it would come to an end the way it did."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 4Downes
  • 3Cruise
  • 21MacDonald
  • 16Richards
  • 8YoungBooked at 90mins
  • 10Ajala
  • 12ChapellSubstituted forCameronat 61'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 9Bowman
  • 24Ofori-Acheampong


  • 5Pearce
  • 11Cameron
  • 14Yeoman
  • 22Wakefield
  • 23Seabright


Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Worner
  • 3Cestor
  • 6J ClarkeSubstituted forNewtonat 12'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 32Arthur
  • 5McNerney
  • 7Payne
  • 8MurtaghSubstituted forLewisat 85'minutes
  • 21Jones
  • 9Rendell
  • 10SoleSubstituted forGoddardat 71'minutes
  • 24Morgan


  • 2Newton
  • 14Lewis
  • 22Goddard
  • 31Little
  • 33Arnold
Lee Swabey

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 1, Woking 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Woking 0.

  3. Booking

    Luke Young (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mike Cestor (Woking).

  7. Post update

    Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 1, Woking 0. Luke Young (Torquay United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

  10. Post update

    Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dean Morgan (Woking).

  13. Post update

    Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Theo Lewis replaces Keiran Murtagh.

  17. Booking

    Adam Newton (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Adam Newton (Woking).

  19. Post update

    Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.