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Torquay3Bromley7

Torquay United 3-7 Bromley

Paul Cox
Paul Cox resigned as Torquay United manager on Friday

Managerless Torquay suffered their biggest home defeat for almost 20 years as Bromley won 7-3 on their first league trip to Plainmoor.

James Hurst gave the Gulls an early lead before Moses Emmanuel scored a hat-trick in 22 first-half minutes.

Tyrone Marsh made it 3-2 just before half time, but Bromley ran riot in the final 30 minutes.

Goals from Jack Holland, Louis Dennis, Anthony Cook and Ali Fuseini made it 7-2 before Marsh got his second late on.

The last time Torquay suffered such a large home defeat was in October 1995 when they were beaten 8-1 by Scunthorpe United.

The result comes a day after manager Paul Cox resigned, with his assistant John Ramshaw and director of football Dean Edwards taking charge of the team.

"In being involved in football for a lot more than 50 years that's probably the worst defensive display I've ever seen," Ramshaw told BBC Radio Devon.

"It's certainly the worst defensive display I've ever seen from a team I've been in charge of."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 2Hurst
  • 5MacDonald
  • 18Smith
  • 3Butler
  • 6Geohaghon
  • 4FenwickSubstituted forMurombedziat 83'minutes
  • 10Marsh
  • 12Carmichael
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forBellat 60'minutes
  • 24Lavelle-MooreSubstituted forFisherat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Spiess
  • 11Murombedzi
  • 17Fisher
  • 22Quigley
  • 27Bell

Bromley

  • 23Kettings
  • 6Holland
  • 5Swaine
  • 4Fuseini
  • 13Anderson
  • 22ChorleyBooked at 57minsSubstituted forFrancisat 77'minutes
  • 14Dennis
  • 16Porter
  • 11Cook
  • 9MaySubstituted forRodgersat 46'minutes
  • 18EmmanuelBooked at 63minsSubstituted forTumwaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Udoji
  • 3Tumwa
  • 8Prestedge
  • 12Rodgers
  • 19Francis
Referee:
Derek Eaton
Attendance:
1,653

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamBromley
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home12
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away12
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 3, Bromley 7.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 3, Bromley 7.

Attempt missed. Anthony Cook (Bromley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United).

Anthony Cook (Bromley) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Josh Carmichael (Torquay United).

Louis Dennis (Bromley) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Rob Swaine (Bromley).

Alex Fisher (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 3, Bromley 7. Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Carmichael.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Shepherd Murombedzi replaces Bayan Fenwick.

Foul by Ali Fuseini (Bromley).

Exodus Geohaghon (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bromley. Aaron Tumwa replaces Moses Ademola.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Bromley 7. Ali Fuseini (Bromley) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Holland.

Substitution

Substitution, Bromley. Sean Francis replaces Ben Chorley.

Offside, Bromley. Moses Ademola tries a through ball, but Moses Ademola is caught offside.

Offside, Torquay United. Tyrone Marsh tries a through ball, but Tyrone Marsh is caught offside.

Attempt missed. James Hurst (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Bromley 6. Anthony Cook (Bromley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Bayan Fenwick (Torquay United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Bromley. Anthony Cook draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Alex Fisher replaces Malachi Lavelle-Moore.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Bromley 5. Louis Dennis (Bromley) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Foul by Exodus Geohaghon (Torquay United).

Louis Dennis (Bromley) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Anthony Cook (Bromley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jack Holland (Bromley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

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

Foul by Ali Fuseini (Bromley).

Josh Carmichael (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Moses Ademola (Bromley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Moses Ademola (Bromley).

Nathan Smith (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United).

Paul Rodgers (Bromley) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Torquay United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Hurst with a cross.

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