Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 1.
Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Torquay United
Andy Mangan scored his first goals since re-signing for Tranmere with a brace in their victory over Torquay at Prenton Park.
The hosts started the brightest and striker Mangan opened the scoring on 12 minutes as he found the back of the net with a great curling effort from the left side of the penalty area.
Four minutes later, the former Bolton youth player sent home another chance before the referee's assistant chalked it out for offside, but he made no mistake as he fired through Torquay goalkeeper Brendan Moore's legs to double his tally at the start of the second half.
The Gulls pulled one back just after the hour as Lee Vaughan miscued a pass back to Scott Davies and Dan Sparkes took advantage and reduced the deficit, but Rovers held on for maximum points which saw them move up a spot to fourth.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 3RidehalghSubstituted forIhiekweat 52'minutes
- 8HarrisSubstituted forKirbyat 77'minutes
- 19ManganSubstituted forNorwoodat 63'minutes
- 25FitzpatrickSubstituted forBlissettat 76'minutes
- 5GallifuocoBooked at 39mins
- 8YoungSubstituted forGerringat 17'minutes
- 18ReidSubstituted forChaneyat 84'minutes
- Tom Nield
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 1.
Substitution, Torquay United. Sam Chaney replaces Jamie Reid.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Jay Harris.
Substitution, Torquay United. Nathan Blissett replaces David Fitzpatrick.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 1. Dan Sparkes (Torquay United).
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood replaces Andy Mangan.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Michael Ihiekwe replaces Liam Ridehalgh.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 0. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers).
Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 1, Torquay United 0.
First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Torquay United 0.
Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Torquay United. Ben Gerring replaces Luke Young.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Torquay United 0. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.