National League
TorquayTorquay United1Bristol RoversBristol Rovers2
By Brent PilnickBBC Sport at the Launa Windows Stadium

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.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 23Seabright
  • 25Ives
  • 5Pearce
  • 21MacDonald
  • 29Berry
  • 10AjalaSubstituted forBriscoeat 67'minutes
  • 16RichardsBooked at 57minsSubstituted forYeomanat 82'minutes
  • 8YoungBooked at 76mins
  • 11Cameron
  • 9Bowman
  • 24Ofori-AcheampongSubstituted forBenyonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rice
  • 3Cruise
  • 7Briscoe
  • 14Yeoman
  • 17Benyon

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Speiss
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 11Gosling
  • 6Parkes
  • 7Mansell
  • 15Trotman
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forGoldbergat 90+1'minutes
  • 27BlissettBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWallat 67'minutes
  • 24Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 14Goldberg
  • 16Martin
  • 17Harrison
  • 25Puddy
  • 31Wall
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
3,755

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 0, Bristol Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Bristol Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman tries a through ball, but Ashley Yeoman is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alex Wall (Bristol Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Bradley Goldberg replaces Matty Taylor.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luke Young (Torquay United).

  8. Post update

    Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon tries a through ball, but Elliot Benyon is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Young (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

  14. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Courtney Richards.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

  17. Post update

    Neal Trotman (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box. Assisted by Jake Gosling.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

  20. Post update

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