Match ends, Torquay United 2, Boreham Wood 1.
Torquay United 2-1 Boreham Wood
A quickfire second-half double gave Torquay a winning start over 10-man Boreham Wood on their National League return.
The Gulls started well without creating any clear-cut chances, but Boreham Wood were reduced to 10 men on the half-hour when Jamal Fyfield was shown a straight red card for a poor challenge on Manny Duku.
However, the visitors were well in the game, with Keiran Murtagh's shot clearing the crossbar and Ben Wynter's effort blocked.
Duku was denied by goalkeeper David Gregory early in the second half and Wynter struck the woodwork, but Torquay did open the scoring just after the hour.
Opi Edwards turned in a Jamie Reid cutback and the latter doubled the Gulls' lead two minutes later with a superb 25-yard strike.
Tyrone Marsh pulled a goal back for the visitors at the death, making the most of a defensive error, but Torquay held on.
Match reports supplied by PA Media
- 5Koue NiateBooked at 14mins
- 9DukuSubstituted forEdwardsat 56'minutes
- 11AndrewsSubstituted forLemonheigh-Evansat 56'minutes
- 14VincentBooked at 68mins
- 20KalalaSubstituted forKeatingat 72'minutes
- 28Covolan Cauagnari
- 5ChampionBooked at 25mins
- 9TshimangaSubstituted forShaibuat 69'minutes
- 8McDonnellSubstituted forRickettsat 72'minutes
- 12FyfieldBooked at 30mins
- 14ThomasSubstituted forMarshat 69'minutes
- Adrian Quelch
Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, Boreham Wood 1.
Goal! Torquay United 2, Boreham Wood 1. Tyrone Marsh (Boreham Wood).
Substitution, Boreham Wood. Mark Ricketts replaces Adam McDonnell.
Substitution, Torquay United. Ruairi Keating replaces Kalvin Kalala.
Substitution, Boreham Wood. Tyrone Marsh replaces Sorba Thomas.
Substitution, Boreham Wood. Justin Shaibu replaces Kabongo Tshimanga.
Francis Vincent (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Torquay United 2, Boreham Wood 0. Jamie Reid (Torquay United).
Goal! Torquay United 1, Boreham Wood 0. Opi Edwards (Torquay United).
Substitution, Torquay United. Connor Lemonheigh-Evans replaces Jake Andrews.
Substitution, Torquay United. Opi Edwards replaces Manny Duku.
Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Boreham Wood 0.
First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Boreham Wood 0.
Jamal Fyfield (Boreham Wood) is shown the red card.
Tom Champion (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jean-Yves Koue Niate (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.