A brace from James Collins moved Shrewsbury up to second place in League Two as Torquay lost an away league match for the first time this season.

Collins scored his first when he finished well from 12 yards, converting from Lionel Ainsworth's low cross.

Torquay's Billy Bodin was denied by Ben Smith before Collins, who also hit the bar, grabbed his second when he pounced on Bobby Olejnik's poor clearance.

The Gulls ended with 10 men as Rene Howe was shown a second yellow card.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay United manager Martin Ling tells BBC Radio Devon:

"In the first half we passed it well without effect, in the second half I thought it was a poor performance all round from all 14 players.

"As a team and a coaching staff we didn't do our job properly and right.

"The side that gets the first goal will win an awful lot more games, and we haven't done that on enough occasions."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury

  • 25 Smith Booked
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 12 Hazell Booked
  • 18 Goldson
  • 04 McAllister (Richards - 70' )
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Wroe
  • 16 Ainsworth
  • 09 Collins (Bradshaw - 89' )
  • 10 Morgan (Gornell - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Neal
  • 14 Richards
  • 23 Taylor
  • 17 Bradshaw
  • 24 Gornell

Torquay

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 05 Robertson
  • 06 Saah
  • 18 Oastler
  • 07 Mansell
  • 10 O'Kane
  • 15 Bodin (Atieno - 65' )
  • 16 McPhee (Macklin - 65' )
  • 22 Lathrope (Morris - 56' )
  • 09 Howe Dismissed after an earlier booking

Substitutes

  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 04 Ellis
  • 11 Morris
  • 14 Macklin
  • 23 Atieno
Ref: Rushton
Att: 5,263

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

3 2

Corners

5 6

Fouls

15 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:18 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:39

Eunan O'Kane takes a shot. Matthew Richards makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:55

Matthew Richards challenges Eunan O'Kane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eunan O'Kane takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:44

Benjamin Smith restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:44 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Rene Howe a red card for violent conduct.

90:00 +0:28

Reuben Hazell fouled by Rene Howe, the ref awards a free kick.

89:42

Effort on goal by Rene Howe from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

88:46 Substitution

Substitution Tom Bradshaw replaces James Collins.

88:07

Lionel Ainsworth produces a cross.

87:50

Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross, Mark Wright manages to make a clearance.

87:41

Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.

86:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Taiwo Atieno on Joe Jacobson. Free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

85:41

James Collins challenges Chris Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

84:36

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lionel Ainsworth, Lee Mansell makes a clearance.

83:58 Booking

Booking Benjamin Smith goes into the book for time wasting.

83:41

Taiwo Atieno produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post.

82:58

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Connor Goldson manages to make a clearance.

81:53

The ball is crossed by Lionel Ainsworth, save made by Robert Olejnik.

79:11 Substitution

Substitution Terry Gornell is brought on as a substitute for Marvin Morgan.

78:38

The ball is delivered by Ian Morris.

78:17

Lionel Ainsworth delivers the ball, clearance by Robert Olejnik.

77:45

Lloyd Macklin crosses the ball, clearance made by Nicky Wroe.

77:12

Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot.

76:02

Corner taken right-footed by Eunan O'Kane, Headed effort from inside the area by Taiwo Atieno misses to the left of the target.

69:30 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Richards replaces Sean McAllister.

72:55

Unfair challenge on Chris Robertson by James Collins results in a free kick. Chris Robertson takes the free kick.

71:23

James Collins challenges Kevin Nicholson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

70:33

Shot from just outside the box by Lionel Ainsworth misses to the right of the goal.

70:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Taiwo Atieno. Free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

69:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Eunan O'Kane. Indirect free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

68:54

The ball is delivered by Ian Morris, Connor Goldson makes a clearance.

68:34

Marvin Morgan challenges Chris Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.

67:56

A cross is delivered by Joe Oastler.

66:00

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Robertson misses to the right of the target.

65:45

Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson.

64:04

Free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

64:04 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd Macklin comes on in place of Chris McPhee.

64:04 Substitution

Substitution Billy Bodin leaves the field to be replaced by Taiwo Atieno.

64:04

Joe Jacobson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Morris.

62:31

Lee Mansell restarts play with the free kick, Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Blocked by Connor Goldson.

62:31 Booking

Booking The referee shows Reuben Hazell a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

62:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Bodin by Reuben Hazell.

61:49

Connor Goldson has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

59:22

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevin Nicholson, clearance made by Reuben Hazell.

59:10

Ian Morris delivers the ball.

57:47

Nicky Wroe challenges Eunan O'Kane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the indirect free kick.

55:56 Substitution

Substitution Ian Morris on for Damon Lathrope.

54:19

Billy Bodin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.

53:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Goldson on Billy Bodin. Kevin Nicholson takes the indirect free kick.

53:10

The ball is delivered by Kevin Nicholson.

52:33

Joe Jacobson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris McPhee. Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.

52:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rene Howe on Jermaine Grandison. Benjamin Smith restarts play with the free kick.

51:31 Booking

Booking Rene Howe is shown a yellow card.

48:37 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Shrewsbury 2 - 0 Torquay Goal scored by James Collins from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 2-0 Torquay.

47:40

Marvin Morgan delivers the ball, Mark Wright takes a shot.

45:32

Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:15

Lee Mansell has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

43:48

James Collins fouled by Chris Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

42:21

Joe Oastler delivers the ball.

38:21

Shot from just outside the area by Nicky Wroe misses to the right of the target.

38:12

Lionel Ainsworth delivers the ball, clearance by Joe Oastler.

35:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Brian Saah. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

35:03

Joe Oastler produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

32:58

Rene Howe challenges Sean McAllister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Connor Goldson takes the free kick.

32:42

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

24:19

Marvin Morgan has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

23:51

Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

22:40

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Jermaine Grandison makes a save.

21:04

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Eunan O'Kane, Headed effort from inside the area by Brian Saah misses to the left of the goal.

19:28

Marvin Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Nicholson. Lee Mansell takes the free kick.

18:44

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

17:51

Unfair challenge on Chris McPhee by Marvin Morgan results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

17:37

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright.

17:15

Connor Goldson crosses the ball, clearance by Joe Oastler.

16:31

The ball is crossed by Chris McPhee.

12:55

James Collins produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

8:48

Mark Wright produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

5:06

Assist on the goal came from Lionel Ainsworth.

5:06 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Torquay James Collins fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-0 Torquay.

4:51

The ball is crossed by Reuben Hazell.

4:14

Foul by Reuben Hazell on Rene Howe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

4:08

The ball is sent over by Nicky Wroe, clearance made by Damon Lathrope.

0:33

Foul by Marvin Morgan on Kevin Nicholson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Billy Bodin.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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