Match ends, Torquay United 0, Bristol Rovers 2.
Bristol Rovers extended their unbeaten run to 10 Conference games as they won a hard-fought clash at Torquay.
Matty Taylor gave the Pirates an early lead before Neal Trotman doubled the advantage as he headed in Jake Gosling's corner.
Torquay pulled one back when Fabian Speiss punched into his own net under pressure from Duane Ofori-Acheampong.
Elliot Benyon had a goal disallowed for offside in the final minute as Torquay tried to find an equaliser.
The win moves Rovers into second place in the table while the Torquay are now four points off the play-off places in 10th as both sides try and return to the Football League after relegation last season.
- 10AjalaSubstituted forBriscoeat 67'minutes
- 16RichardsBooked at 57minsSubstituted forYeomanat 82'minutes
- 8YoungBooked at 76mins
- 24Ofori-AcheampongSubstituted forBenyonat 82'minutes
- 10TaylorSubstituted forGoldbergat 90+1'minutes
- 27BlissettBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWallat 67'minutes
- Adam Bromley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Bristol Rovers 2.
Offside, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman tries a through ball, but Ashley Yeoman is caught offside.
Foul by Alex Wall (Bristol Rovers).
Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Bradley Goldberg replaces Matty Taylor.
Foul by Luke Young (Torquay United).
Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.
Offside, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon tries a through ball, but Elliot Benyon is caught offside.
Foul by Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers).
Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Luke Young (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).
Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Courtney Richards.
Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Duane Ofori-Acheampong.
Neal Trotman (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box. Assisted by Jake Gosling.
Corner, Bristol Rovers.
Hand ball by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).
Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.