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Macclesfield Town 1-2 Torquay United

Nathan Blissett's double helped relegation-threatened Torquay pull off a surprise win away at Macclesfield.

The 25-year-old put the away side ahead when he took advantage of hesitation in the Silkmen's defence to score.

Paul Turnbull's cross from the right was turned in by Kristian Dennis, as the hosts levelled before half-time.

However, Blissett restored the Gulls' lead early in the second half, as he headed in Danny Racchi's precise corner for what proved to be the winner.

Victory leaves Torquay five points adrift of safety.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 5Pilkington
  • 8LewisSubstituted forStycheat 56'minutes
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 15DiagneSubstituted forMcCombeat 81'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 18Whitehead
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 56'minutes
  • 29Phillips
  • 14Dennis

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 3McCombe
  • 7Bailey-Jones
  • 12Cowan
  • 25Styche

Torquay

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 29Berry
  • 3Butler
  • 5MacDonald
  • 18Smith
  • 10Racchi
  • 14AjalaSubstituted forWrightat 65'minutes
  • 16Richards
  • 12Harrad
  • 4ReesSubstituted forVermaat 79'minutes
  • 17Blissett

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 19Chaney
  • 22Gerring
  • 25Verma
  • 28Wright
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
1,022

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Torquay United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Torquay United 2.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Jimmy Phillips (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Torquay United).

Theo Bailey-Jones (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. John McCombe replaces Tony Diagne.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Aman Verma replaces Josh Rees.

Corner, Torquay United.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Josh Rees (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

Foul by Andre Wright (Torquay United).

Jimmy Phillips (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Whitehead.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Tony Diagne (Macclesfield Town).

Nathan Smith (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Torquay United).

Reece Styche (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Macclesfield Town).

Courtney Richards (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Phillips (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Danny Racchi (Torquay United).

Jimmy Phillips (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Theo Bailey-Jones (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Andre Wright replaces Toby Ajala.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Torquay United).

David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Reece Styche (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Danny Whitaker.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Reece Styche replaces Paul Lewis.

Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box. Assisted by Danny Racchi.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham362310366234379
2Forest Green36246662342878
3Grimsby331711566293762
4Braintree33169839261357
5Tranmere351691045341157
6Wrexham361681260441656
7Gateshead34167114449-555
8Eastleigh33158105145653
9Dover321571056441252
10Lincoln City351410115446852
11Woking35147145748949
12Macclesfield35153174842648
13Bromley34145155657-147
14Aldershot34136154047-745
15Southport35119153549-1442
16Chester34109154150-939
17Barrow33109144360-1739
18Guiseley34912133249-1739
19Boreham Wood34811153034-435
20Altrincham33810153255-2334
21Halifax3389164768-2133
22Torquay3278173760-2329
23Welling3568212550-2526
24Kidderminster3659223558-2324
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