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Torquay United 0-3 Cheltenham Town

Aaron Downes
Aaron Downes scored 16 goals in his three seasons at Torquay United

Cheltenham breezed to a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Torquay despite playing for more than 80 minutes with 10 men.

George McLennan was given a straight red card after eight minutes, with his tackle on Josh Carmichael deemed dangerous.

The Robins rallied and Aaron Downes' header against his former club saw them ahead at half-time, with Torquay offering little threat.

Danny Wright made it 2-0 before winning and scoring a penalty to seal victory.

Gary Johnson's side are one of three teams - alongside Eastleigh and Forest Green - who remain unbeaten this season.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Gary Johnson: Cheltenham Town boss on Torquay victory

"Today was a day we felt we needed to engage in both penalty boxes and we certainly did that.

"I feel sorry for George (McLennan, who was sent off) because I thought he was just competing, I didn't think it was a vicious foul at all.

"We've picked up three points, we've picked up three goals, no goals against and ten very very happy people in that dressing room.

"We've got a group of people at this moment in time that can handle ten men and if they all give 10% extra, which they did, more than 10% extra, that's your extra man."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Spiess
  • 16Richards
  • 5MacDonald
  • 18SmithBooked at 2minsSubstituted forMurombedziat 46'minutes
  • 12Carmichael
  • 22QuigleySubstituted forMarshat 70'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 26HeslopSubstituted forBriscoeat 46'minutes
  • 2Hurst
  • 17Fisher
  • 6GeohaghonBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 4Fenwick
  • 7Briscoe
  • 10Marsh
  • 11Murombedzi
  • 23Richards

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 4Storer
  • 24DickieBooked at 59mins
  • 5Downes
  • 7Pell
  • 10Morgan-SmithSubstituted forRoweat 85'minutes
  • 3McLennanBooked at 8mins
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forHallat 54'minutes
  • 2Barthram
  • 9WrightSubstituted forCookeat 86'minutes
  • 6Parslow

Substitutes

  • 8Waters
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 25Lovett
  • 27Cooke
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
2,018

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

Attempt missed. James Hurst (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Josh Cooke (Cheltenham Town).

Courtney Richards (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Exodus Geohaghon (Torquay United).

Josh Cooke (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United).

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Josh Cooke replaces Daniel Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 0, Cheltenham Town 3. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Fabian Spiess (Torquay United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Cheltenham Town. Daniel Wright draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. James Hurst (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town).

Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United).

Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Hurst with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Tyrone Marsh replaces Joe Quigley.

Booking

Exodus Geohaghon (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town).

Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Josh Carmichael (Torquay United).

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 0, Cheltenham Town 2. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

goal

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