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Torquay United 1-0 Southport

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport at Plainmoor

Nathan Blissett's late winner against Southport saw Torquay move out of the National League relegation zone for the first time in six months.

The striker, whose absence over the past three matches coincided with the Gulls failing to score in those games, tapped in from close range.

Managerless Southport deserved a point as Louis Almond and Josh Thompson went close before Blissett's winner.

The win extended the Gulls' unbeaten run to eight league games.

Experienced striker Andy Bishop took caretaker charge of the visitors following Dino Maamria's exit earlier in the week.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 26Moore
  • 29Berry
  • 5MacDonaldBooked at 77mins
  • 10RacchiSubstituted forReesat 82'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 18Smith
  • 25VermaSubstituted forAllenat 46'minutes
  • 16Richards
  • 14Ajala
  • 12HarradSubstituted forWrightat 56'minutes
  • 17Blissett

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 4Rees
  • 7Allen
  • 19Chaney
  • 28Wright

Southport

  • 19ViscosiBooked at 22mins
  • 2Challoner
  • 20O'Brien
  • 8WrightBooked at 74mins
  • 12Blakeman
  • 5Thompson
  • 22Phenix
  • 11JonesBooked at 70mins
  • 7AllenSubstituted forWestcarrat 52'minutes
  • 17AlmondSubstituted forBishopat 83'minutes
  • 18JonesSubstituted forHewittat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coughlin
  • 4Nolan
  • 9Westcarr
  • 10Bishop
  • 23Hewitt
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,783

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home5
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 1, Southport 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Southport 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Torquay United. Andre Wright tries a through ball, but Andre Wright is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Blissett (Torquay United).

  5. Post update

    Andrew Wright (Southport) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Phenix (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Westcarr (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Southport. Craig Westcarr tries a through ball, but Craig Westcarr is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Bishop (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Iffy Allen (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Southport. Craig Westcarr tries a through ball, but Craig Westcarr is caught offside.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Andy Bishop replaces Louis Almond.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Josh Rees replaces Danny Racchi.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Torquay United. Andre Wright tries a through ball, but Andre Wright is caught offside.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 1, Southport 0. Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dan Butler.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

  17. Post update

    Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Blissett (Torquay United).

  19. Post update

    Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Thompson (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Blakeman with a cross.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham392411471254683
2Forest Green39257764362882
3Grimsby361912570313969
4Dover371981064461865
5Braintree371811842261665
6Tranmere3917121051381363
7Wrexham381881264442062
8Eastleigh37188115648862
9Gateshead39188134955-662
10Lincoln City391511135953656
11Bromley39167166161055
12Macclesfield38156174943651
13Woking38147175855349
14Barrow371211144963-1447
15Aldershot38137184261-1946
16Chester381110175057-743
17Southport391110183855-1743
18Guiseley38914153656-2041
19Torquay37911174162-2138
20Altrincham37911174061-2138
21Boreham Wood38813173037-737
22Halifax36910174869-2137
23Welling39610233057-2728
24Kidderminster3869233962-2327
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