National League
Maidenhead United1Torquay2

Maidenhead United 1-2 Torquay United

Elliott Romain netted a late winner to help National League strugglers Torquay to a much-needed win at Maidenhead.

The on-loan Dagenham forward claimed his second goal in four appearances for the club when he lashed the ball home five minutes from time.

Sam Barratt, looking to score for a third successive game, went close to giving Maidenhead a 26th minute lead, his effort hitting the angle of post and bar.

The visitors took advantage of that let-off when they went in front 10 minutes before the break with a stunning strike, Aaron Barnes finding the top corner from fully 30 yards - his first senior goal.

Barratt then squandered a glorious opportunity to level when he was played through on goal but his chip over Vincent Dorel went over the bar.

Maidenhead did equalise in the 69th minute when Ryan Upward produced a terrific 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.

But Romain popped up with the decider as Torquay registered a first away win in five games dating back to November.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Maidenhead United

  • 1Pentney
  • 20KilmanBooked at 10mins
  • 23PetersSubstituted forHydeat 65'minutes
  • 11BarrattSubstituted forEmmanuelat 87'minutes
  • 4Odametey
  • 24Goodman
  • 8Comley
  • 14Pritchard
  • 19Upward
  • 25Smith
  • 9Marks

Substitutes

  • 3Steer
  • 7Emmanuel
  • 10Hyde
  • 12Owusu
  • 17Clifton

Torquay

  • 30Dorel
  • 5McGinty
  • 6GowlingSubstituted forLemonheigh-Evansat 46'minutes
  • 3Davis
  • 26Balatoni
  • 21Barnes
  • 2Efete
  • 8Young
  • 22Romain
  • 24Dowling
  • 39Williams

Substitutes

  • 10Keating
  • 18Klukowski
  • 19Reid
  • 20Osborn
  • 29Lemonheigh-Evans
Referee:
Joe Hull
Attendance:
1,433

Live Text

Match ends, Maidenhead United 1, Torquay United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidenhead United 1, Torquay United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidenhead United. Moses Emmanuel replaces Sam Barratt.

Goal!

Goal! Maidenhead United 1, Torquay United 2. Elliott Romain (Torquay United).

Goal!

Goal! Maidenhead United 1, Torquay United 1. Ryan Upward (Maidenhead United).

Substitution

Substitution, Maidenhead United. Jake Hyde replaces Ryan Peters.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Connor Lemonheigh-Evans replaces Josh Gowling.

Second Half

Second Half begins Maidenhead United 0, Torquay United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Maidenhead United 0, Torquay United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Maidenhead United 0, Torquay United 1. Aaron Barnes (Torquay United).

Booking

Max Kilman (Maidenhead United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield3217874134759
2Aldershot321610651321958
3Wrexham331512638251357
4Tranmere331510852312155
5Sutton United31167845351055
6Boreham Wood321411747321553
7Fylde331410958421652
8Bromley32149955391651
9Dover321312743271651
10Ebbsfleet33111394239346
11Dag & Red32129114842645
12Eastleigh33101495152-144
13Woking32126144148-742
14Maidenhead United321011114345-241
15Gateshead3191393933640
16Maidstone United32912114050-1039
17Leyton Orient3299144047-736
18Halifax32811133344-1135
19Hartlepool31810133545-1034
20Barrow30710133743-631
21Solihull Moors3286183247-1530
22Torquay3369183054-2427
23Chester32512152752-2527
24Guiseley31410172858-3022
View full National League table

Top Stories