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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:

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Barry Smith: Aldershot Town boss on draw with Torquay

"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

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

Substitutes

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

Torquay

  • 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

Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Andre Wright (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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

Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Iffy Allen (Torquay United).

Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Aman Verma (Torquay United).

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Walker replaces Nathan Ralph.

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Nathan Smith (Torquay United).

Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Rhys Browne replaces Giorgio Rasulo.

Attempt saved. Josh Rees (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Danny Racchi.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Iffy Allen replaces Shaun Harrad.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Toby Ajala replaces Courtney Richards.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town).

Nathan Smith (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town).

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

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

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Courtney Richards.

Attempt missed. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Danny Racchi.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Torquay United).

goal

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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