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Torquay United 0-1 Chester

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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Oliver McBurnie.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Matty Brown replaces Michael Kay.

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

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. John Campbell replaces Aaron Dawson.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Louis Briscoe.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Richards replaces Ben Harding.

Foul by Aaron Dawson (Torquay United).

Matty Hughes (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Matty Hughes replaces George Thomson.

Booking

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

Oliver McBurnie (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Young.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Chester FC).

Olivier Gueguen (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by George Thomson (Chester FC).

Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).

Gareth Roberts (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Bowman with a cross.

Foul by George Thomson (Chester FC).

Aaron Downes (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

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