National League
TranmereTranmere Rovers2TorquayTorquay United1

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Exodus Geohaghon replaces Sam Chaney.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

  7. Post update

    Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Courtney Richards (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jack Mackreth replaces Adam Mekki.

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Smith (Torquay United).

  17. Post update

    Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Andre Wright replaces Nathan Blissett.