Accrington beat Torquay in a match where both sides had men sent off.

Bryan Hughes put the hosts ahead with a shot from 12 yards before the Gulls' Rene Howe was dismissed for a late challenge on defender Dean Winnard.

Jayden Stockley's fine lofted finish made it 2-0 but Stanley, who are now unbeaten in six league games, had Luke Joyce sent off for showing dissent.

Kevin Long converted from Padraig Amond's cross for 3-0 before Chris McPhee's consolation 12-yard strike.

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Torquay manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"We looked second best and the result was a fair result.

"At the end of a really really good run, it was disappointing to lose it in this style.

"It was a little bit slippery under foot, but nothing major that caused us to play as badly as we did."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin Booked
  • 03 Winnard
  • 12 Murphy
  • 17 Long
  • 06 Procter
  • 11 Joyce Dismissed
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 27 Hughes
  • 07 Lindfield
  • 21 Stockley (Barnett - 84' )
  • 23 Amond

Substitutes

  • 01 Murdoch
  • 02 Coid
  • 20 Bender
  • 08 Barnett
  • 13 Dobie

Torquay

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Ellis
  • 05 Robertson
  • 18 Oastler Booked
  • 10 O'Kane
  • 11 Morris (Rowe-Turner - 75' )
  • 15 Bodin (Atieno - 46' )
  • 19 Stevens (McPhee - 74' )
  • 22 Lathrope
  • 09 Howe Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 20 Aldred
  • 16 McPhee
  • 23 Atieno
Ref: Madley
Att: 1,404

Match Stats

Shots

21 4

On target

12 3

Corners

8 3

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:47 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +0:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris McPhee - Accrington 3 - 1 Torquay Chris McPhee scores a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 3-1 Torquay.

89:57

Padraig Amond takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

88:23

Padraig Amond provided the assist for the goal.

88:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Long - Accrington 3 - 0 Torquay Cross/shot scored by Kevin Long. Accrington Stanley 3-0 Torquay.

87:22

Corner taken by Craig Lindfield from the right by-line.

86:02

Kevin Nicholson produces a cross, Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

84:28

Effort from outside the area by Eunan O'Kane goes wide right of the goal.

83:31 Substitution

Substitution (Accrington Stanley) makes a substitution, with Charlie Barnett coming on for Jayden Stockley.

82:19

Kevin Nicholson takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Ian Dunbavin.

81:12

Effort from outside the area by Padraig Amond goes wide right of the goal.

77:27 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee red cards Luke Joyce for foul and abusive language.

76:36

Dean Winnard concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris McPhee. Free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

73:30 Substitution

Substitution Ian Morris goes off and Lathanial Rowe-Turner comes on.

73:30 Substitution

Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Chris McPhee coming on for Danny Stevens.

71:08

Craig Lindfield crosses the ball.

68:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Lindfield by Ian Morris. Peter Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

68:21

The ball is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Kevin Long.

67:55

Craig Lindfield takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

67:02

Shot by Bryan Hughes from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

66:15

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Lindfield, Ian Morris manages to make a clearance.

65:07

Ian Morris challenges Peter Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

63:54

Craig Lindfield takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

63:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Padraig Amond by Mark Ellis. Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

61:48

The assist for the goal came from Kevin McIntyre.

61:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Jayden Stockley - Accrington 2 - 0 Torquay Jayden Stockley scores. Accrington Stanley 2-0 Torquay.

61:12

Jayden Stockley takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

58:27

Foul by Damon Lathrope on Bryan Hughes, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Craig Lindfield, save by Robert Olejnik.

55:55

The referee blows for offside. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.

54:14

Shot from just outside the box by Bryan Hughes goes over the target.

52:47 Booking

Booking Ian Dunbavin booked.

52:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Taiwo Atieno. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

50:51

Centre by Andrew Procter, Jayden Stockley takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

48:18

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Craig Lindfield.

46:59

Foul by Kevin Long on Danny Stevens, free kick awarded. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.

46:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Lindfield from the right by-line to the near post, Kevin Nicholson makes a clearance.

46:04

Craig Lindfield takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Taiwo Atieno replaces Billy Bodin.

45:00 +2:25 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:52

Centre by Peter Murphy.

45:00 +0:15

Bryan Hughes takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

43:44

Peter Murphy produces a cross.

42:41

Craig Lindfield takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.

42:11

Bryan Hughes takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.

41:31

Peter Murphy produces a cross, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

40:33

Eunan O'Kane fouled by Kevin McIntyre, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Ian Dunbavin.

39:51

Andrew Procter has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

39:40

The ball is crossed by Peter Murphy, clearance made by Joe Oastler.

39:10

Corner taken by Craig Lindfield from the left by-line, Centre by Kevin McIntyre, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

38:10

Indirect free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

38:10 Dismissal

Dismissal Rene Howe dismissed for violent conduct.

37:26

Rene Howe challenges Dean Winnard unfairly and gives away a free kick.

35:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jayden Stockley on Mark Ellis. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Robertson.

34:13

Luke Joyce crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Eunan O'Kane.

34:13 Booking

Booking Joe Oastler booked for unsporting behaviour.

34:04

Joe Oastler concedes a free kick for a foul on Jayden Stockley.

33:30

Foul by Billy Bodin on Kevin McIntyre, free kick awarded. Kevin McIntyre takes the indirect free kick.

33:09

Shot by Andrew Procter from just outside the area goes over the net.

32:27

The referee blows for offside. Ian Dunbavin takes the indirect free kick.

31:57

Unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Jayden Stockley results in a free kick. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.

30:54

Mark Ellis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jayden Stockley. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Luke Joyce from left channel, clearance by Kevin Nicholson.

29:16

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Lindfield played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Padraig Amond misses to the right of the target.

28:38

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Lindfield.

25:41

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, Chris Robertson takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

23:49

Craig Lindfield is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

23:14

Foul by Billy Bodin on Craig Lindfield, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Joyce.

22:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jayden Stockley by Mark Ellis. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

20:34

Centre by Kevin McIntyre.

19:01

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

18:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Andrew Procter. Damon Lathrope restarts play with the free kick.

15:57

Padraig Amond fouled by Rene Howe, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin McIntyre takes the indirect free kick.

13:47

Damon Lathrope concedes a free kick for a foul on Jayden Stockley. Bryan Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

12:44

Jayden Stockley provided the assist for the goal.

12:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Bryan Hughes - Accrington 1 - 0 Torquay Bryan Hughes grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-0 Torquay.

12:01

Billy Bodin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

10:46

Craig Lindfield takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Damon Lathrope.

10:17

Craig Lindfield takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

9:15

A cross is delivered by Ian Morris, clearance made by Kevin Long.

7:01

A cross is delivered by Kevin McIntyre, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

5:38

Unfair challenge on Ian Morris by Bryan Hughes results in a free kick. Joe Oastler takes the free kick.

2:25

Unfair challenge on Craig Lindfield by Joe Oastler results in a free kick. Kevin McIntyre restarts play with the free kick.

1:16

The ball is sent over by Bryan Hughes, Header from close in by Craig Lindfield misses to the right of the target.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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