Eunan O'Kane's second-half brace helped Torquay claim their first league win over Devon rivals Plymouth since 1972.

O'Kane put the Gulls in front with a first-time finish after Plymouth had failed to clear Rene Howe's cross.

It became 2-0 when O'Kane lobbed Romain Larrieu from 35 yards out, before Danny Stevens sealed the victory by lifting a third over the advancing Larrieu.

Will Atkinson scored a consolation for Plymouth when he combined with Craig Sutherland and shot low into the net.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"The first half was a really scrappy affair and we never got ourselves going. I got into the lads at half-time and the second half was superb.

"O'Kane's first goal was superb but his second was out of this world.

"Once Eunan pulled the rabbit out of the hat, there was only ever going to be one winner."

Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"We knew the first 15 minutes of the second half were going to be important. Unfortunately we couldn't put that into practice.

"There are certain things at certain times that we don't get right.

"It was always going to be tough here. Torquay are going well."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Torquay

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 06 Saah Booked (Robertson - 27' )
  • 18 Oastler
  • 04 Ellis
  • 07 Mansell
  • 10 O'Kane Booked
  • 15 Bodin (Morris - 75' )
  • 19 Stevens
  • 22 Lathrope
  • 09 Howe

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 05 Robertson
  • 11 Morris
  • 16 McPhee
  • 23 Atieno

Plymouth

  • 01 Larrieu
  • 06 Nelson
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 19 Gibson Booked
  • 28 Bignot
  • 07 Daley (Bassell - 76' )
  • 08 Walton
  • 15 Young
  • 21 Atkinson Booked
  • 10 Sutherland
  • 11 Feeney (Lecointe - 53' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 22 Blanchard
  • 24 Bassell
  • 27 Lecointe
Ref: Waugh
Att: 3,983

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

6 4

Corners

5 1

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:51

Curtis Nelson challenges Eunan O'Kane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

90:00 +2:57

Eunan O'Kane concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Walton. Romain Larrieu restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:18

Joe Oastler takes a shot. Paul Bignot gets a block in. Eunan O'Kane decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +1:34

Rene Howe takes a shot. Save by Romain Larrieu.

88:47

Paul Bignot produces a cross, Effort on goal by Matt Lecointe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

88:33

Rene Howe challenges Curtis Nelson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Curtis Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

88:24

The ball is crossed by Isaac Bassell, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

86:10

Shot from just outside the box by Rene Howe goes over the bar.

85:11

Onismor Bhasera delivers the ball, Headed effort on goal by Matt Lecointe from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

85:02

Will Atkinson sends in a cross.

83:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Young by Lee Mansell. Onismor Bhasera sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Paul Bignot goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

82:00

Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the right by-line, clearance by Curtis Nelson.

80:09

Inswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane, save by Romain Larrieu.

79:42

The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson, Onismor Bhasera makes a clearance.

78:51

Effort from just outside the area by Craig Sutherland goes over the target.

77:44

Assist by Craig Sutherland.

77:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Atkinson - Torquay 3 - 1 Plymouth Will Atkinson scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 3-1 Plymouth.

77:42

Centre by Craig Sutherland,

75:17 Substitution

Substitution Isaac Bassell on for Luke Daley.

74:47 Substitution

Substitution Ian Morris is brought on as a substitute for Billy Bodin.

73:56

The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson.

71:36

The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson, Headed effort on goal by Rene Howe from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

70:50

Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

70:50 Booking

Booking Caution for Will Atkinson.

70:42

Will Atkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane.

69:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Nelson by Rene Howe. Simon Walton restarts play with the free kick.

68:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Stevens - Torquay 3 - 0 Plymouth Danny Stevens gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 3-0 Plymouth.

65:58

Effort from outside the penalty box by Kevin Nicholson goes wide left of the target.

64:29

Eunan O'Kane has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

61:44

Rene Howe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Romain Larrieu. Romain Larrieu restarts play with the free kick.

58:12

The ball is crossed by Eunan O'Kane, Effort from inside the area by Rene Howe misses to the right of the target.

57:07

Effort from inside the area by Eunan O'Kane misses to the left of the goal.

53:57

Will Atkinson takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Ellis.

52:21 Substitution

Substitution Matt Lecointe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Warren Feeney.

51:19

Eunan O'Kane delivers the ball, clearance by Curtis Nelson.

50:46

Corner taken right-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, Ben Gibson manages to make a clearance.

49:31 Booking

Booking The referee shows Eunan O'Kane a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

48:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Eunan O'Kane - Torquay 2 - 0 Plymouth Eunan O'Kane scores a goal from 35 yards. Torquay 2-0 Plymouth.

46:47

Assist on the goal came from Rene Howe.

46:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Eunan O'Kane - Torquay 1 - 0 Plymouth Goal scored by Eunan O'Kane from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Plymouth.

45:41

Danny Stevens takes a shot. Save made by Romain Larrieu.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:58 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:31

Lee Mansell sends in a cross, save by Romain Larrieu.

45:00 +0:06

Kevin Nicholson fouled by Warren Feeney, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

43:35

Rene Howe challenges Paul Bignot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Romain Larrieu takes the free kick.

41:27

Curtis Nelson challenges Rene Howe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Mansell takes the free kick. Shot by Kevin Nicholson from outside the box goes high over the target.

39:36

Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Curtis Nelson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Eunan O'Kane, Foul by Mark Ellis on Simon Walton, free kick awarded. Romain Larrieu restarts play with the free kick.

36:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damon Lathrope by Craig Sutherland. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Robertson.

34:59

Curtis Nelson concedes a free kick for a foul on Rene Howe. Kevin Nicholson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

33:13

Danny Stevens is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Romain Larrieu.

32:17

Kevin Nicholson produces a cross, Curtis Nelson manages to make a clearance. Luke Young fouled by Eunan O'Kane, the ref awards a free kick. Romain Larrieu takes the indirect free kick.

30:19

The referee blows for offside. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

29:36

Luke Daley takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in.

27:55

Will Atkinson takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nicholson.

27:06

Free kick crossed by Kevin Nicholson, Curtis Nelson manages to make a clearance.

27:06 Booking

Booking Ben Gibson receives a yellow card.

26:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Gibson on Billy Bodin.

26:06 Substitution

Substitution Chris Robertson replaces Brian Saah.

24:22

Onismor Bhasera delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

24:22 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Brian Saah for unsporting behaviour.

24:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Saah on Craig Sutherland.

23:29

Will Atkinson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Mark Ellis.

21:26

Foul by Eunan O'Kane on Luke Young, free kick awarded. Luke Young crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Mark Ellis.

20:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Walton on Lee Mansell. Indirect free kick taken by Damon Lathrope.

17:31

Warren Feeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

16:45

Rene Howe challenges Simon Walton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Romain Larrieu takes the free kick.

12:47

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Eunan O'Kane, Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Nelson. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu.

5:10

Foul by Ben Gibson on Rene Howe, free kick awarded. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

3:38

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Nicholson. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu.

2:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eunan O'Kane on Luke Daley. Indirect free kick taken by Curtis Nelson.

0:20

Unfair challenge on Paul Bignot by Danny Stevens results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Will Atkinson, clearance made by Rene Howe.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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