Ronan Murray grabbed the winner as Torquay continued their fine form at the expense of Cheltenham.

The hosts took a first-half lead when Craig Stanley's corner was powerfully headed home by Guy Branston - his second goal in two games.

After concerted pressure from the Gulls, Murray sealed the win with a clinical finish from close range.

The Robins notched a late consolation through Danny Andrew's thumping free-kick but the hosts held out.

MANAGER QUOTES

Torquay United manager Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Devon:

"We're always delighted with the result when you win, but we've done it in style tonight.

"In my opinion Cheltenham didn't deserve to be anywhere near the game - I thought we bossed it all night and we were dominant.

"We thoroughly deserved the win, it would have been a travesty if we'd only got a point, so we got what we deserved and we could have scored a lot more."

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"We were done by two poor goals, two mistakes on our part. We talked about keeping it tight, but they've got some good players and even before we make the mistake for the second goal, I felt another goal was coming anyway.

"We work on defending set pieces. I know they are good at set pieces. We made some poor decisions with the ball and some poor decisions without the ball, and we didn't do enough to get ourselves back in the game."

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

8 4

Corners

6 4

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:58

The official flags Billy Kee offside. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

90:00 +2:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Kee on Danny Andrew. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:56

Short corner worked by Eunan O'Kane.

89:35

The referee blows for offside against Wesley Thomas. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.

88:18

Unfair challenge on Jeff Goulding by Guy Branston results in a free kick.

88:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Andrew - Torquay 2 - 1 Cheltenham Danny Andrew grabs a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 2-1 Cheltenham.

85:44

Danny Andrew produces a cross, Damon Lathrope gets a block in.

85:07

Inswinging corner taken by Jake Thomson from the left by-line played to the near post, Eunan O'Kane manages to make a clearance.

83:46 Substitution

Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Danny Stevens coming on for Jake Robinson.

83:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Kee on Michael Pook. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.

82:27

Michael Pook delivers the ball.

81:10

Chris Zebroski has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

79:46

Billy Kee takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save.

78:58

Jake Robinson produces a cross, Craig Stanley has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

78:58 Substitution

Substitution Billy Kee is brought on as a substitute for Ronan Murray.

77:22

David Bird takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Lee Mansell.

75:48

Free kick crossed by Craig Stanley, Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance.

75:48 Substitution

Substitution Joshua Low leaves the field to be replaced by Brian Smikle.

75:48

Craig Stanley fouled by Wesley Thomas, the ref awards a free kick.

75:25

The ball is sent over by Jake Thomson, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

73:55

Danny Andrew sends in a cross, Steve Elliott produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

73:26

Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Lowe. Keith Lowe crosses the ball in from the free kick, Lee Mansell makes a clearance.

72:53

Centre by Jake Robinson, David Bird manages to make a clearance.

71:58

Eunan O'Kane crosses the ball, blocked by Andy Gallinagh. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Steve Elliott.

71:06

Guy Branston challenges Jeff Goulding unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Michael Pook, clearance by Lee Mansell.

70:07

Lee Mansell crosses the ball.

70:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Ronan Murray - Torquay 2 - 0 Cheltenham Ronan Murray fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 2-0 Cheltenham.

68:05 Substitution

Substitution Eunan O'Kane on for Gavin Tomlin.

67:09

Unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh by Chris Zebroski results in a free kick. Keith Lowe takes the free kick. Danny Andrew produces a cross.

65:30

Effort from the edge of the box by Jake Robinson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

64:20

Jeff Goulding takes a shot. Scott Bevan makes a save.

63:27

The ball is sent over by Michael Pook, Guy Branston gets a block in. Corner taken by Michael Pook played to the near post, Craig Stanley manages to make a clearance.

61:32

Michael Pook concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Tomlin. Free kick taken by Lee Mansell. Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball.

59:55

The ball is crossed by Jake Thomson, Shot from deep inside the area by Jeff Goulding clears the bar.

57:47

Jake Robinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

57:47 Substitution

Substitution Jeff Goulding on for Matthew Green.

57:47 Substitution

Substitution Jake Thomson replaces Frankie Artus.

57:15

Ronan Murray takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Gallinagh.

56:34

Jake Robinson takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save.

56:02

Kevin Nicholson produces a cross, Scott P Brown makes a save.

55:44

Unfair challenge on Ronan Murray by Joshua Low results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Stanley.

55:09

Chris Zebroski has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

54:41

David Bird fouled by Craig Stanley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Andrew.

53:27

The ball is delivered by Joshua Low.

52:05

Frankie Artus has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

51:02

Foul by Wesley Thomas on Guy Branston, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

48:59

Effort on goal by Craig Stanley from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

48:36

Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.

47:25

Guy Branston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Green. Danny Andrew crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Guy Branston. Matthew Green takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.

46:19

Chris Zebroski sends in a cross, Ronan Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Andrew. Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:13 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:06

Centre by Jake Robinson, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

43:34

A cross is delivered by Craig Stanley, clearance by Danny Andrew.

42:43

The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Steve Elliott. Corner from left by-line crossed in by Craig Stanley, Frankie Artus makes a clearance.

42:26

Damon Lathrope produces a cross, clearance by Danny Andrew.

40:23

Kevin Nicholson produces a cross, Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Andrew. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

37:35

The offside flag is raised against Wesley Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

34:59

Close range shot by Wesley Thomas misses to the left of the target.

34:34

Jake Robinson takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save.

33:11

Effort from the edge of the box by Matthew Green goes wide of the left-hand post.

32:41

Jake Robinson produces a cross, Andy Gallinagh manages to make a clearance.

31:58

Unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Frankie Artus results in a free kick. Lee Mansell restarts play with the free kick.

30:37

Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, clearance by Andy Gallinagh.

30:05

The ball is delivered by Lee Mansell.

28:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Green by Chris Robertson. Danny Andrew fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

27:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Stanley from the left by-line, assist on the goal came from Craig Stanley.

27:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Guy Branston - Torquay 1 - 0 Cheltenham Guy Branston grabs a headed goal from close range. Torquay 1-0 Cheltenham.

26:52

A cross is delivered by Jake Robinson, Andy Gallinagh makes a clearance.

26:13

A cross is delivered by Craig Stanley, Matthew Green manages to make a clearance.

25:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Pook on Craig Stanley. Craig Stanley restarts play with the free kick.

24:19

The ball is sent over by Joshua Low.

22:19

Gavin Tomlin crosses the ball.

21:16

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Andrew.

16:31

Ronan Murray takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joshua Low by Chris Robertson. Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

14:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Pook on Craig Stanley. Kevin Nicholson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

13:39

The ball is sent over by Joshua Low, Guy Branston makes a clearance.

11:39

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line. Chris Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.

11:29

A cross is delivered by Chris Zebroski, Andy Gallinagh gets a block in.

8:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gavin Tomlin. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

4:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wesley Thomas on Lee Mansell. Lee Mansell takes the indirect free kick.

2:31

Jake Robinson takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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