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Torquay United 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere's Michael Higdon
Michael Higdon's header was his second goal in Tranmere colours

Tranmere consolidated their play-off position with a narrow win at Torquay.

Michael Higdon scored what proved to be the decisive goal, heading home Lee Vaughan's cross just before the hour.

Torquay almost grabbed a late equaliser when Luke Young's 25-yard free-kick was saved by Scott Davies, but Rovers held onto the lead to move three points clear in the final play-off position.

The Gulls remain in 18th with a three-point cushion from the division's relegation places.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 26Moore
  • 25Verma
  • 5MacDonald
  • 4Rees
  • 3Butler
  • 18Smith
  • 7Allen
  • 10RacchiSubstituted forYoungat 57'minutes
  • 19ChaneySubstituted forWrightat 70'minutes
  • 14AjalaSubstituted forHarradat 60'minutes
  • 17Blissett

Substitutes

  • 8Young
  • 12Harrad
  • 16Richards
  • 22Gerring
  • 28Wright

Tranmere

  • 1DaviesBooked at 77mins
  • 7Vaughan
  • 24McNulty
  • 4JenningsBooked at 82mins
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 85mins
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 20Hughes
  • 29Higdon
  • 11MaynardSubstituted forMekkiat 61'minutes
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forKirbyat 88'minutes
  • 8Harris

Substitutes

  • 9Taylor-Fletcher
  • 13Turner
  • 17Mekki
  • 23Kirby
  • 37Fenwick
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
2,264

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Iffy Allen (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces James Norwood.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andre Wright (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Young.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

  11. Post update

    Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  12. Booking

    Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  15. Booking

    Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Smith (Torquay United).

  20. Post update

    James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover422381173502377
4Grimsby412113777393876
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4219121146341269
7Eastleigh411911115849968
8Wrexham421991466471966
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield421871758461261
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow421612145966-760
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Chester431112205768-1145
18Torquay421111204570-2544
19Guiseley42916174064-2443
20Halifax411110205378-2543
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham42914194366-2341
23Welling43811243561-2635
24Kidderminster42711244367-2432
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