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Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Torquay United

Tranmere Rovers moved back up into the National League play-off places with a hard-fought victory over struggling Torquay United.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher smashed home from 30 yards to give the home side a deserved first-half lead.

Rovers doubled their lead with 10 minutes left when James Norwood registered his 10th goal of the season.

Torquay got one back from a late far-post Shaun Harrad header but Rovers held on for a third straight win.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 7Vaughan
  • 24McNultySubstituted forSuttonat 47'minutes
  • 17MekkiSubstituted forMackrethat 71'minutes
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8HarrisBooked at 75mins
  • 4Jennings
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 10Norwood
  • 11Maynard
  • 9Taylor-Fletcher

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 13Turner
  • 14Mackreth
  • 18Stockton
  • 23Kirby

Torquay

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 29Berry
  • 5MacDonaldBooked at 28mins
  • 18SmithBooked at 69mins
  • 24NicholsonSubstituted forChaneyat 47'minutesSubstituted forGeohaghonat 87'minutes
  • 16Richards
  • 4Rees
  • 14Ajala
  • 12Harrad
  • 17BlissettSubstituted forWrightat 62'minutes
  • 3Butler

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 6Geohaghon
  • 19Chaney
  • 23Hancox
  • 28Wright
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
5,053

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Exodus Geohaghon replaces Sam Chaney.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 1. Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andre Wright with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

Courtney Richards (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jack Mackreth replaces Adam Mekki.

Booking

Nathan Smith (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Torquay United).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki tries a through ball, but Adam Mekki is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Andre Wright replaces Nathan Blissett.

Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

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

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Torquay United).

Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Durrell Berry (Torquay United).

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Ritchie Sutton replaces Steve McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Sam Chaney replaces Kevin Nicholson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 1, Torquay United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Torquay United 0.

Foul by Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers).

Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

Courtney Richards (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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