Match ends, Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 3.
Jack McKay scored a first-minute goal as Chesterfield extended 10-man Torquay's dismal run of National League form in a 3-0 victory at Plainmoor.
The Gulls went into the fixture on the back of five consecutive defeats and failed to stop the rot against their lowly visitors.
McKay headed home from a Gevaro Nepomuceno cross with less than a minute on the clock before Saikou Janneh, who had looked lively for the home side, was sent off following an off-the-ball incident two minutes before the break.
Chesterfield made the extra man count nine minutes into the second half, when Curtis Weston headed in another Nepomuceno delivery.
Haydn Hollis rounded off the scoring in the 68th minute with a header from a Jay Sheridan corner, lifting the Spireites to 22nd and three points from safety.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 2WynterBooked at 65mins
- 5Koue NiateBooked at 84mins
- 15BuseSubstituted forLewingtonat 46'minutes
- 26JannehBooked at 43mins
- 27JamesSubstituted forKeatingat 75'minutes
- 30NemaneSubstituted forKalalaat 46'minutes
- 28Covolan Cauagnari
- 15WeirSubstituted forEvansat 46'minutes
- 16GerrardBooked at 84mins
- 3BuchananBooked at 60mins
- 6MaguireBooked at 73mins
- 21McKaySubstituted forRowleyat 61'minutes
- 36Fondop-TalomSubstituted forDentonat 70'minutesBooked at 85mins
- Lee Collins
Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 3.
Tom Denton (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Anthony Gerrard (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Jean-Yves Koue Niate (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Torquay United. Ruairi Keating replaces Lloyd James.
Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Tom Denton replaces Mike Fondop-Talom.
Goal! Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 3. Haydn Hollis (Chesterfield).
Ben Wynter (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Joe Rowley replaces Jack McKay.
David Buchanan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 2. Curtis Weston (Chesterfield).
Substitution, Chesterfield. Will Evans replaces Robbie Weir.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jared Lewington replaces Matt Buse.
Substitution, Torquay United. Kalvin Kalala replaces Aaron Nemane.
Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 1.
First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 1.
Saikou Janneh (Torquay United) is shown the red card.
Goal! Torquay United 0, Chesterfield 1. Jack McKay (Chesterfield).