National League
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Lee Cook
Lee Cook scored for the first time since 19 December

Eastleigh moved to within two points of the National League play-off places as they won at relegation-threatened Torquay United.

Lee Cook's fourth-minute shot from the right-hand side of the penalty box was enough to separate the sides.

Brendan Moore denied Cook a second in the first half while Angus MacDonald twice went close for the Gulls.

Torquay, who had been on an eight-game unbeaten run, have now lost two in a row and are two points from safety.

They have scored just one goal in their last six games and dropped to third from bottom of the table after Boreham Wood's 3-0 win over Dover.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 26Moore
  • 25Verma
  • 5MacDonald
  • 4ReesSubstituted forYoungat 63'minutes
  • 3ButlerBooked at 69mins
  • 22GerringBooked at 72mins
  • 10Racchi
  • 16RichardsSubstituted forAjalaat 80'minutes
  • 19ChaneySubstituted forAllenat 70'minutes
  • 28Wright
  • 17Blissett

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 7Allen
  • 8Young
  • 12Harrad
  • 14Ajala

Eastleigh

  • 1FlitneyBooked at 90mins
  • 2Partington
  • 5Turley
  • 10ReasonBooked at 49mins
  • 20Harding
  • 8Payne
  • 7OdubadeBooked at 69minsSubstituted forGreenat 84'minutes
  • 6Reid
  • 9Constable
  • 17CookSubstituted forTubbsat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 31CoulsonBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 12Midson
  • 19Poke
  • 28Fanimo
  • 32Tubbs
Referee:
Derek Eaton
Attendance:
2,081

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 0, Eastleigh 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Eastleigh 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  7. Booking

    Matt Tubbs (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Booking

    Ross Flitney (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Racchi (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Michael Green replaces Yemi Odubade.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

  13. Post update

    Matt Tubbs (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Toby Ajala replaces Courtney Richards.

  18. Booking

    Luke Coulson (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

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