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Torquay United 0-1 Chester

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport at Plainmoor

George Thomson scored for the first time as Chester inflicted a fourth successive defeat on Torquay.

Thomson latched onto a chip into the box by Brad Abbott to shoot low past Martin Rice with his left foot.

The visitors could have doubled their lead when Oliver McBurnie's point blank header was well saved by Rice.

Torquay had a couple of chances through Luke Young as they chased the game in the second half, but have now gone three games without scoring a goal.

Chester move up to 11th in the Conference, 13 points off the play-off places, while Torquay remain 15th, 12 points above the relegation zone.

Line-ups

Torquay

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Rice
  • 26Gueguen
  • 4Downes
  • 8Young
  • 29DawsonSubstituted forCampbellat 85'minutes
  • 5PearceBooked at 71mins
  • 12Chapell
  • 6HardingSubstituted forRichardsat 76'minutes
  • 10Ajala
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forYeomanat 76'minutes
  • 9Bowman

Substitutes

  • 11Cameron
  • 14Yeoman
  • 16Richards
  • 20Reid
  • 32Campbell

Chester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worsnop
  • 23Higgins
  • 4KaySubstituted forBrownat 90+2'minutes
  • 8James
  • 3Roberts
  • 22Heneghan
  • 10Rooney
  • 18Abbott
  • 7Mahon
  • 2ThomsonSubstituted forHughesat 74'minutes
  • 17McBurnieSubstituted forHobsonat 90+3'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Brown
  • 13Viscosi
  • 15Richards
  • 19Hobson
  • 27Hughes
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
1,221

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamChester
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 0, Chester FC 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Chester FC 1.

  3. Booking

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

  5. Post update

    Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

  7. Post update

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Oliver McBurnie.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Matty Brown replaces Michael Kay.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

  12. Post update

    Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. John Campbell replaces Aaron Dawson.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Matty Hughes with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oliver McBurnie (Chester FC) header from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved. Assisted by Matty Hughes with a cross.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Louis Briscoe.