Torquay striker Taiwo Atieno ended Swindon's 15-game unbeaten run with the only goal in the victory at Plainmoor.

Atieno turned in his second league goal in Torquay colours from close range after Chris Robertson headed on Eunan O'Kane's corner.

Matt Ritchie was denied by Robertson as Swindon pushed on, while Atieno missed a chance to extend the Gulls lead.

Ritchie again went close late on but his shot deflected off team-mate Alan Connell and away to safety.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"We answered all the questions today, both in the first half when we looked a good attacking unit, and in the second when we looked a good defensive unit.

"I said to the lads in the dressing room 'I think we've just matched and beat a side that will be top three this year, without doubt'.

"If you're going to beat Swindon, you need a lot of your players to perform and I think we had that today."

Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio tells BBC Wiltshire:

"I'm very disappointed in the performance, especially in the first half. It's stupid to play in the way we did in the first half.

"Nobody helped each other, nobody was speaking.

"Today, once again, I realise that maybe my expectation is more than what we really have."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Torquay

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Ellis Booked
  • 05 Robertson
  • 18 Oastler
  • 07 Mansell
  • 10 O'Kane
  • 11 Morris
  • 19 Stevens (Rowe-Turner - 79' )
  • 22 Lathrope Booked
  • 23 Atieno (McPhee - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 20 Aldred
  • 16 McPhee
  • 24 Yeoman

Swindon

  • 35 Foderingham
  • 04 Flint
  • 07 Caddis
  • 36 Ridehalgh
  • 08 Ferry
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 12 McCormack
  • 24 Smith
  • 23 De Vita (Gabilondo - 67' )
  • 29 Magera (Murray - 46' )
  • 33 Jervis (Connell - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Cibocchi
  • 13 Risser
  • 21 Gabilondo
  • 17 Connell
  • 34 Murray
Ref: Tanner
Att: 4,157

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

7 2

Corners

9 11

Fouls

16 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:31 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +4:04

Lathanial Rowe-Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis. Free kick taken by Wesley Foderingham.

90:00 +3:49

Corner from left by-line taken by Eunan O'Kane.

90:00 +3:41

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Eunan O'Kane from the left by-line.

90:00 +3:19

Corner from left by-line taken by Eunan O'Kane.

90:00 +0:37

Liam Ridehalgh crosses the ball.

89:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Chris McPhee. Simon Ferry takes the indirect free kick.

88:54

Paul Caddis sends in a cross, save by Robert Olejnik.

88:45

The ball is swung over by Liam Ridehalgh, clearance made by Kevin Nicholson.

87:53

Alan Connell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

85:58

Lathanial Rowe-Turner concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Ritchie. Matt Ritchie takes the free kick.

85:07

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Ellis.

84:16

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ronan Murray from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Eunan O'Kane.

83:47

Eunan O'Kane has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

81:56

Matt Ritchie produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Alan Connell gets a block in.

81:56 Booking

Booking Mark Ellis is given a yellow card.

81:28

Unfair challenge on Ronan Murray by Mark Ellis results in a free kick.

79:59 Substitution

Substitution Alan Connell on for Jake Jervis.

78:53 Substitution

Substitution Chris McPhee on for Taiwo Atieno.

78:53 Substitution

Substitution Danny Stevens leaves the field to be replaced by Lathanial Rowe-Turner.

78:45

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line.

78:12

Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane, Mark Ellis takes a shot. Blocked by Aden Flint.

76:11

Ronan Murray takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

74:52

Liam Ridehalgh has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

74:47

The ball is swung over by Matt Ritchie, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

74:35

Paul Caddis delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

71:55

Foul by Taiwo Atieno on Matt Ritchie, free kick awarded. Alan McCormack restarts play with the free kick.

70:13

Corner taken by Alan McCormack from the right by-line to the near post, Robert Olejnik fouled by Jake Jervis, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

70:06

The ball is sent over by Jake Jervis, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

69:27

A cross is delivered by Matt Ritchie, clearance by Damon Lathrope.

68:01

Effort from inside the area by Paul Caddis misses to the left of the goal.

65:55

Joe Oastler restarts play with the free kick.

65:55 Substitution

Substitution Raffaele De Vita goes off and Lander Gabilondo comes on.

65:55

Raffaele De Vita gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Oastler.

62:49

Ian Morris takes a shot. Save by Wesley Foderingham.

62:00

Jake Jervis produces a cross.

61:43

Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Alan McCormack gets a block in.

61:34

Ian Morris sends in a cross, Alan McCormack makes a clearance.

60:45

Centre by Joe Oastler, blocked by Simon Ferry.

58:40

Effort on goal by Jake Jervis from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

57:52

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Ritchie.

57:32

Jake Jervis crosses the ball, Mark Ellis gets a block in.

55:57

Paul Caddis is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

55:37

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie played to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Nicholson.

54:50

The official flags Taiwo Atieno offside. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

54:16

Alan McCormack fouled by Taiwo Atieno, the ref awards a free kick. Wesley Foderingham takes the free kick.

53:28

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Ritchie, save by Robert Olejnik.

53:16

Eunan O'Kane takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

52:13

Indirect free kick taken by Matt Ritchie.

52:13 Booking

Booking Damon Lathrope goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

51:56

Matt Ritchie fouled by Damon Lathrope, the ref awards a free kick.

50:38

Eunan O'Kane sends in a cross, save made by Wesley Foderingham.

50:15

Matt Ritchie crosses the ball, save made by Robert Olejnik.

48:59

Taiwo Atieno takes a shot. Save made by Wesley Foderingham.

48:07

Centre by Matt Ritchie.

46:44

Corner from the right by-line taken by Matt Ritchie, save made by Robert Olejnik.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ronan Murray replaces Lukas Magera.

45:00 +1:32 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

44:45

Ian Morris concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridehalgh. Paul Caddis has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

44:34

Liam Ridehalgh produces a cross, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

43:05

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie.

42:50

Close range effort by Matt Ritchie clears the crossbar.

42:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Raffaele De Vita on Mark Ellis. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

41:52

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita from the left by-line.

41:26

Unfair challenge on Jake Jervis by Mark Ellis results in a free kick. Alan McCormack takes the indirect free kick.

40:50

The ball is delivered by Danny Stevens, Header from close range by Taiwo Atieno clears the bar.

40:16

Aden Flint has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

39:43

Jake Jervis fouled by Lee Mansell, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Ritchie restarts play with the free kick.

39:30

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Smith.

38:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Simon Ferry. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

36:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Eunan O'Kane. Wesley Foderingham takes the free kick.

36:05

The ball is delivered by Paul Caddis, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

35:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Morris on Alan McCormack. Indirect free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

33:47

Chris Robertson provided the assist for the goal.

33:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Taiwo Atieno - Torquay 1 - 0 Swindon Goal scored by Taiwo Atieno from close in high into the middle of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Swindon.

33:26

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Eunan O'Kane,

33:09

Centre by Danny Stevens, blocked by Paul Caddis.

28:11

Inswinging corner taken by Raffaele De Vita, Shot by Aden Flint from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

26:59

Kevin Nicholson produces a cross.

26:33

Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line played to the near post.

25:47

Eunan O'Kane sends in a cross, Alan McCormack gets a block in.

25:22

Foul by Lukas Magera on Lee Mansell, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

22:12

The assistant referee signals for offside against Taiwo Atieno. Free kick taken by Wesley Foderingham.

20:28

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson.

19:19

Liam Ridehalgh challenges Ian Morris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the indirect free kick.

18:27

Ian Morris crosses the ball, Wesley Foderingham makes a save.

18:05

The ball is sent over by Danny Stevens, clearance by Liam Ridehalgh.

16:00

Raffaele De Vita challenges Joe Oastler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Oastler takes the indirect free kick.

15:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Taiwo Atieno. Indirect free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

13:40

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh on Joe Oastler, free kick awarded. Joe Oastler restarts play with the free kick.

12:37

Corner from right by-line taken by Matt Ritchie.

12:01

Matt Ritchie delivers a inswinging corner to short, clearance by Lee Mansell.

11:39

Liam Ridehalgh delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

10:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie by Kevin Nicholson. Matt Ritchie takes the indirect free kick.

8:24

The ball is swung over by Joe Oastler, save by Wesley Foderingham.

7:33

Jake Jervis is adjudged to have handled the ball. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

7:09

The ball is sent over by Danny Stevens, clearance made by Simon Ferry.

5:50

Foul by Simon Ferry on Damon Lathrope, free kick awarded. Damon Lathrope takes the free kick.

5:21

Lee Mansell takes a shot. Wesley Foderingham makes a comfortable save.

4:21

Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross.

3:47

Ian Morris crosses the ball, Aden Flint makes a clearance.

2:58

Inswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the left by-line, save made by Wesley Foderingham.

2:27

Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, Aden Flint makes a clearance.

1:25

Ian Morris takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Ridehalgh.

0:02

Foul by Taiwo Atieno on Paul Caddis, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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