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Torquay United 0-0 Braintree Town

Torquay's four-game winning run came to an end as they were held to a goalless draw by promotion-chasing Braintree.

As the rain came down, the Gulls' Shaun Harrad went close before an effort on the turn from Toby Ajala crept wide.

Torquay continued to press in the second half and the hosts' Durrell Berry fired wide in a scramble after substitute Iffy Allen's low cross.

Mitch Brundle's effort, saved by Dan Lavercombe in the final stages, was as close as Braintree came.

Torquay suffered an injury blow in the first half when Nathan Blissett, who had scored four goals in his previous four games, limped off.

The hosts are now five games unbeaten and three points from safety in 22nd place, while Braintree remain fourth.

Line-ups

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21LavercombeBooked at 17mins
  • 29Berry
  • 5MacDonald
  • 16RichardsBooked at 45mins
  • 3Butler
  • 18Smith
  • 14AjalaSubstituted forAllenat 66'minutes
  • 10RacchiBooked at 90mins
  • 4ReesSubstituted forVermaat 73'minutes
  • 17BlissettSubstituted forWrightat 22'minutes
  • 12Harrad

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 7Allen
  • 22Gerring
  • 25Verma
  • 28Wright

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1King
  • 7Brundle
  • 15Phillips
  • 30Woodyard
  • 3HaberghamBooked at 85mins
  • 5Paine
  • 4Isaac
  • 8DavisSubstituted forMilesat 72'minutes
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forEdgarat 66'minutes
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCheekat 61'minutes
  • 10Akinola

Substitutes

  • 12Gardner
  • 14Miles
  • 22Edgar
  • 23Cheek
  • 27Loft
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
1,462

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 0, Braintree Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Braintree Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Edgar (Braintree Town) right footed shot misses to the right.

  4. Booking

    Danny Racchi (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Danny Racchi (Torquay United).

  6. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  9. Booking

    Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

  11. Post update

    Iffy Allen (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

    Andre Wright (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).

  17. Post update

    Durrell Berry (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

  19. Post update

    Iffy Allen (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Durrell Berry (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Iffy Allen with a cross.

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