Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Torquay United 1.
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.
- 2McCoySubstituted forMagriat 65'minutes
- 3ConnorsSubstituted forCoulsonat 65'minutes
- 17ShieldsSubstituted forMcLeanat 46'minutes
- 8DruryBooked at 33mins
- 3DavisBooked at 42mins
- 23HigginsBooked at 33mins
- 13McQuoidSubstituted forDowlingat 81'minutes
- 19ReidSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 86'minutes
- 39MurphySubstituted forKeatingat 80'minutes
- Neil Hair
Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Torquay United 1.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Jamie Reid.
Substitution, Torquay United. George Dowling replaces Josh McQuoid.
Substitution, Torquay United. Ruairi Keating replaces Rhys Murphy.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sam Magri replaces Marvin McCoy.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Luke Coulson replaces Jack Connors.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 0, Torquay United 1. Jamie Reid (Torquay United).
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Aaron McLean replaces Sean Shields.
Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, Torquay United 0.
First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Torquay United 0.
Liam Davis (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Higgins (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Andy Drury (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.