National League
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Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Torquay United

Struggling Torquay stunned Ebbsfleet 1-0 at Stonebridge Road to record only their second win of the National League campaign.

As expected, the hosts started on the front foot. Danny Kedwell came close, heading Myles Weston's teasing cross just wide. Gary Owers' visitors prioritised defensive stability at all costs, nullifying flowing football.

Jack Powell tried to liven things up for Ebbsfleet in the second half, but his long-range shot faded just wide.

On the hour came an unexpected twist as the Gulls' Jamie Reid curled in a snapshot past Nathan Ashmore to dumbfound the home faithful.

Everything went against Ebbsfleet on the night. Powell felt his free-kick might have crept over the line, but Torquay remained in front despite the controversy.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Ebbsfleet

  • 1Ashmore
  • 2McCoySubstituted forMagriat 65'minutes
  • 6Clark
  • 11Weston
  • 3ConnorsSubstituted forCoulsonat 65'minutes
  • 26Bush
  • 17ShieldsSubstituted forMcLeanat 46'minutes
  • 4Rance
  • 7Powell
  • 8DruryBooked at 33mins
  • 9Kedwell

Substitutes

  • 10McLean
  • 13Miles
  • 19Mills
  • 24Magri
  • 25Coulson

Torquay

  • 30Dorel
  • 2Efete
  • 5McGinty
  • 3DavisBooked at 42mins
  • 12Evans
  • 6Gowling
  • 23HigginsBooked at 33mins
  • 8Young
  • 13McQuoidSubstituted forDowlingat 81'minutes
  • 19ReidSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 86'minutes
  • 39MurphySubstituted forKeatingat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Clarke
  • 4Lathrope
  • 10Keating
  • 24Dowling
  • 27Myrie-Williams
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
1,525

Live Text

Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Torquay United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Jamie Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. George Dowling replaces Josh McQuoid.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ruairi Keating replaces Rhys Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sam Magri replaces Marvin McCoy.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Luke Coulson replaces Jack Connors.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 0, Torquay United 1. Jamie Reid (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Aaron McLean replaces Sean Shields.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, Torquay United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Torquay United 0.

Booking

Liam Davis (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ryan Higgins (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Andy Drury (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dover1795324121232
2Macclesfield1710251816232
3Wrexham178541410429
4Sutton United178542422229
5Woking179172424028
6Aldershot177642820827
7Dag & Red177642820827
8Bromley178362620627
9Boreham Wood177552519626
10Maidstone United167542218426
11Maidenhead United177552724326
12Ebbsfleet175932420424
13Halifax176651717024
14Hartlepool176651717024
15Gateshead175662118321
16Tranmere175661313021
17Eastleigh164751818019
18Fylde164752425-119
19Leyton Orient175392129-818
20Chester163671625-915
21Guiseley172871428-1414
22Barrow172782024-413
23Torquay1725101729-1211
24Solihull Moors1732121832-1411
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