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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."



Formation 4-4-2

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


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


Formation 4-4-2

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


  • 2Udoji
  • 3Tumwa
  • 8Prestedge
  • 12Rodgers
  • 19Francis
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 3, Bromley 7.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 3, Bromley 7.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United).

  5. Post update

    Anthony Cook (Bromley) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh Carmichael (Torquay United).

  8. Post update

    Louis Dennis (Bromley) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Rob Swaine (Bromley).

  12. Post update

    Alex Fisher (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  13. 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.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Shepherd Murombedzi replaces Bayan Fenwick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ali Fuseini (Bromley).

  16. Post update

    Exodus Geohaghon (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bromley. Aaron Tumwa replaces Moses Ademola.

  18. 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.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bromley. Sean Francis replaces Ben Chorley.

  20. Post update

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

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