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Torquay United 2-2 Gateshead

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport

Ryan Bowman's last-minute equaliser capped a frantic final spell as Torquay salvaged a point against Gateshead.

Bowman gave the Gulls the lead from the penalty spot after he was felled by debutant Valentin Gjokaj.

Alex Rodman equalised from the spot with four minutes remaining as Aaron Downes fouled Craig Baxter.

Rob Ramshaw's header looked to have won it for Gateshead before Bowman's close-range equaliser, while Gjokaj was sent off for a second yellow card.

The resulting free-kick from Luke Young was parried by Adam Bartlett, but Bowman was just forced off the ball by a Gateshead defender as he aimed for an unlikely winner.

Line-ups

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Rice
  • 29Berry
  • 4Downes
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Cruise
  • 10Ajala
  • 8YoungBooked at 37mins
  • 16RichardsBooked at 42minsSubstituted forBenyonat 90+2'minutes
  • 11CameronSubstituted forMcQuilkinat 65'minutes
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Bowman

Substitutes

  • 17Benyon
  • 22McQuilkin
  • 23Seabright
  • 24Ofori-Acheampong
  • 30Odofin

Gateshead

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bartlett
  • 16Baxter
  • 6Clark
  • 26GjokajBooked at 90mins
  • 21Anderton
  • 7OsterSubstituted forRamshawat 73'minutes
  • 8TurnbullBooked at 90mins
  • 25PattisonBooked at 64mins
  • 29WrightSubstituted forShawat 66'minutes
  • 22HeardmanSubstituted forRankineat 51'minutes
  • 23Rodman

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 10Guy
  • 12Ramshaw
  • 15Allan
  • 19Rankine
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,947

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home19
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 2, Gateshead 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, Gateshead 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead) for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead).

  6. Post update

    Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

  8. Post update

    Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  9. Booking

    Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

  11. Post update

    Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Courtney Richards.

  13. Substitution

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

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 2, Gateshead 2. Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Young.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 1, Gateshead 2. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matty Pattison with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

  18. Post update

    Alex Rodman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1. Alex Rodman (Gateshead) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  20. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Aaron Downes (Torquay United) after a foul in the penalty area.