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Aldershot Town 0-0 Torquay United

Torquay United are now just two points from safety after their goalless draw at Aldershot extended their National League unbeaten run to six games.

Gulls striker Shaun Harrad came closest when he glanced a header just wide.

Alfie Pavey shot wide for the Shots, who rallied to keep a clean sheet after Tuesday's 8-2 drubbing at Chester.

Rhys Browne forced Torquay's debutant goalkeeper Brendan Moore into a decent save before he reacted quickly to deny Pavey on the rebound.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"The fans see a fighting spirit. We have shown that in the majority of games this season. It shows that these players are up for the challenge to grit their teeth.

"We were all disappointed with the result on Tuesday but the players took responsibility, held their hands up and said it wasn't good enough.

"The important thing was a clean sheet and the boys defended as a group. They threw themselves into challenges and we made sure that there was a fight to stop them scoring. In front of your home fans you want three points but, given Tuesday's result, it was important to get that clean sheet."

Line-ups

Aldershot

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Smith
  • 5Saville
  • 24RalphSubstituted forWalkerat 78'minutes
  • 16Gallagher
  • 12Alexander
  • 11Richards
  • 14Beckles
  • 17RasuloSubstituted forBrowneat 68'minutes
  • 7Hatton
  • 20Pavey
  • 23Lafayette

Substitutes

  • 3McGinty
  • 8Stevenson
  • 13Thomas
  • 15Browne
  • 19Walker

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Moore
  • 3Butler
  • 29BerryBooked at 35mins
  • 16RichardsSubstituted forAjalaat 65'minutes
  • 5MacDonald
  • 18Smith
  • 10Racchi
  • 25Verma
  • 4Rees
  • 12HarradSubstituted forAllenat 65'minutes
  • 28Wright

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 7Allen
  • 14Ajala
  • 19Chaney
  • 22Gerring
Referee:
Alan Young

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away22

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Torquay United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

  5. Post update

    Andre Wright (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Hatton.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

  10. Post update

    Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

  12. Post update

    Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Iffy Allen (Torquay United).

  14. Post update

    Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Aman Verma (Torquay United).

  16. Post update

    Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Ross Lafayette tries a through ball, but Ross Lafayette is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Walker replaces Nathan Ralph.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

  20. Post update

    Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham382411371244783
2Forest Green38256763352881
3Grimsby351911568293968
4Tranmere3817111050371362
5Braintree351710841261561
6Wrexham371781261441759
7Dover351781059451459
8Eastleigh36178115448659
9Gateshead37177134855-758
10Lincoln City3715111157471056
11Bromley37166156058254
12Macclesfield37155174943650
13Woking38147175855349
14Barrow361210144862-1446
15Aldershot37137174257-1546
16Chester371110165054-443
17Southport381110173854-1643
18Guiseley36913143453-1940
19Boreham Wood37812173037-736
20Halifax3599174869-2136
21Altrincham36811173661-2535
22Torquay35810174062-2234
23Welling38610223056-2628
24Kidderminster3759233761-2424
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