Match ends, Torquay United 1, FC Halifax Town 0.
Halifax's seven-game unbeaten run in the National League came to an end at Plainmoor as Torquay ran out 1-0 winners.
Torquay made a bright start but Armani Little and Ben Whitfield were narrowly off target as they pushed for an opener.
The Shaymen worked their way back into the match and came close to taking the lead themselves through Cameron King, who fired wide from 25 yards.
Gulls keeper Lucas Covolan Cavagnari then made a fingertip save to keep out Niall Maher's header just after half-time.
Torquay broke the deadlock in the 68th minute when Ade Azeez nodded home a rebound from Sam Johnson's save.
Halifax pushed for an equaliser late on but the defeat saw them drop out of the top three with 12 games remaining.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 28Covolan Cauagnari
- 9AzeezSubstituted forKalalaat 81'minutes
- 10LittleSubstituted forAndrewsat 23'minutesBooked at 44mins
- 34WhitfieldSubstituted forWynterat 90+2'minutes
- 10KingSubstituted forRedshawat 65'minutes
- 14StauntonBooked at 68mins
- 21WilliamsBooked at 44mins
- 35RodneySubstituted forAllenat 75'minutes
- Adrian Quelch
Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, FC Halifax Town 0.
Substitution, Torquay United. Ben Wynter replaces Ben Whitfield.
Substitution, Torquay United. Kalvin Kalala replaces Adebayo Azeez.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Allen replaces Devante Rodney.
Josh Staunton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Torquay United 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United).
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jack Redshaw replaces Cameron King.
Second Half begins Torquay United 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
First Half ends, Torquay United 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
Jake Andrews (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Danny Williams (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jake Andrews replaces Armani Little.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.