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Torquay United 1-0 Woking

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:

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Hill on Torquay v Woking

"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."

Line-ups

Torquay

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

Substitutes

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

Woking

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

Substitutes

  • 2Newton
  • 14Lewis
  • 22Goddard
  • 31Little
  • 33Arnold
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,144

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Woking 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Woking 0.

Booking

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

Corner, Torquay United.

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

Foul by Mike Cestor (Woking).

Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Dean Morgan (Woking).

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Theo Lewis replaces Keiran Murtagh.

Booking

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

Foul by Adam Newton (Woking).

Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

Dean Morgan (Woking) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United).

Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. John Goddard replaces Giuseppe Sole.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United).

Mike Cestor (Woking) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Mike Cestor (Woking).

Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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