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Barnet 2-3 Torquay United

Louis Briscoe
Louis Briscoe joined Torquay from Mansfield in the summer

Louis Briscoe scored twice as Torquay pulled off a surprise win at leaders Barnet to end a run of four defeats.

Briscoe put the Gulls ahead after good work by Ryan Bowman and Luke Young.

United went 2-0 up with an own goal by Barnet keeper Graham Stack from Young's free-kick, but substitute Luisma Villa Lopez replied at a long throw.

Briscoe restored the two-goal lead 30 seconds later with a low 30-yard shot before Charlie MacDonald set up Bernard Mensah for Barnet's second.

But Torquay held on to move to within two points of the play-off places and inflict Barnet's second home defeat in four days following their FA Cup exit on Saturday.

Line-ups

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stack
  • 28Hunt
  • 6Stephens
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 16VilheteSubstituted forMensahat 56'minutes
  • 18GambinSubstituted forCookat 46'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 23MekkiSubstituted forVilla Lopezat 32'minutes
  • 9Akinde
  • 10MacDonald

Substitutes

  • 4Saville
  • 11Cook
  • 15Villa Lopez
  • 20Nurse
  • 31Mensah

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Rice
  • 29Berry
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Downes
  • 3CruiseBooked at 26mins
  • 8Young
  • 16Richards
  • 11CameronSubstituted forThompsonat 76'minutes
  • 10AjalaBooked at 34mins
  • 9Bowman
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 72'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 14Yeoman
  • 15Thompson
  • 23Seabright
  • 24Ofori-Acheampong
  • 30Odofin
Referee:
Steven Rushton

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 2, Torquay United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Torquay United 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lee Cook (Barnet).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  7. Booking

    Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bernard Mensah (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Niall Thompson replaces Courtney Cameron.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luisma (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Duane Ofori-Acheampong replaces Louis Briscoe.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

  17. Post update

    Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

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