Torquay moved level on points with League Two leaders Southend after they secured their seventh consecutive win, against second-placed Cheltenham.

Ian Morris poked home the only goal of the game after Brian Saah headed the ball back across goal.

Kaid Mohamed seized on a poor ball by Eunan O'Kane and burst through on goal, only to be denied by a fine save by Bobby Olejnik.

Olejnik was the hero again late on with a fine save to deny Russell Penn.

Torquay sit in third place in the table with 56 points, behind Cheltenham and Southend only on goal difference.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We conceded off a set piece which is disappointing. They have won their last four games by 1-0 now and we knew it was always going to be the first goal that was really important.

"We're not quite at it at the moment. We've got to keep working hard to turn it around. We're in there, nothing's over yet, we've got a good side - we just need to work through a little sticky patch that we're having.

"We've just got to pick ourselves up and keep believing because we don't become a bad side overnight.

"The only way we're going to get out of it is by sticking together and keep believing and keep trying to do what we do best.

"We're good enough to carry on and continue where we are in the league, but it's alright saying it - you've got to do it."

Torquay United boss Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"In terms of seven wins out of seven, I don't think I've ever done it, I don't think the lads have ever done it.

"To make it successfully throughout the whole season the squad will have to be called upon and the squad was called upon tonight."

"I thought Brian Saah was outstanding tonight. He's made the goal for us and then in the last minute he's come out of nowhere and cleared it off the line."

"For me, he's every bit as good as Chris Robinson who went to Preston."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 15 Bennett
  • 19 Garbutt
  • 22 Jombati
  • 07 Pack
  • 16 Penn (Smikle - 88' )
  • 25 Summerfield
  • 09 Duffy (McGlashan - 60' )
  • 14 Spencer Booked (Goulding - 75' )
  • 23 Mohamed Booked

Substitutes

  • 24 Hooman
  • 08 Low
  • 11 Smikle
  • 20 McGlashan
  • 10 Goulding

Torquay United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Ellis
  • 06 Saah
  • 18 Oastler
  • 07 Mansell
  • 10 O'Kane
  • 11 Morris
  • 19 Stevens Booked (Rowe-Turner - 77' )
  • 22 Lathrope (McPhee - 21' )
  • 23 Atieno

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 21 MacDonald
  • 16 McPhee (Howe - 83' )
  • 09 Howe
Ref: Lewis
Att: 3,010

Match Stats

Shots

5 5

On target

3 3

Corners

12 3

Fouls

13 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:15

Luke Garbutt takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

90:00 +2:46 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:04

Short corner taken by Eunan O'Kane.

89:50

Unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Jeff Goulding results in a free kick. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

87:53

Unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Joe Oastler results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

87:11 Substitution

Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Brian Smikle coming on for Russell Penn.

86:22

Short corner taken by Luke Garbutt.

84:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Goulding by Mark Ellis. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

82:40 Substitution

Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Rene Howe coming on for Chris McPhee.

79:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Olejnik by Sido Jombati. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

77:48

Luke Summerfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

77:13

Corner taken by Marlon Pack played to the near post.

76:55

Marlon Pack takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

76:06 Substitution

Substitution Lathanial Rowe-Turner is brought on as a substitute for Danny Stevens.

74:23 Substitution

Substitution James Spencer goes off and Jeff Goulding comes on.

74:23 Booking

Booking Kaid Mohamed shown a yellow card.

73:49

Alan Bennett fouled by Taiwo Atieno, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

73:17 Booking

Booking The referee books James Spencer for unsporting behaviour.

72:53

Foul by James Spencer on Mark Ellis, free kick awarded. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

71:59

Joe Oastler fouled by Kaid Mohamed, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

70:49

Russell Penn takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.

66:05

Effort from inside the area by Eunan O'Kane misses to the right of the target.

64:06

Taiwo Atieno gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Bennett. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

62:35

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

61:42

Corner taken right-footed by Marlon Pack.

61:13

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Garbutt from the left by-line.

60:56

Unfair challenge on Kaid Mohamed by Danny Stevens results in a free kick. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

60:36 Booking

Booking Danny Stevens is cautioned.

59:39 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine McGlashan is brought on as a substitute for Darryl Duffy.

58:44

Marlon Pack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Morris. Lee Mansell takes the direct free kick.

56:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Taiwo Atieno on Keith Lowe. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.

51:43

Foul by Eunan O'Kane on Russell Penn, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Russell Penn.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:39 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:44

Unfair challenge on James Spencer by Joe Oastler results in a free kick. Marlon Pack produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Robert Olejnik.

44:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Saah on James Spencer. Luke Garbutt takes the direct free kick.

42:37

Russell Penn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nicholson. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

41:41

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Garbutt.

38:50

The referee blows for offside against Darryl Duffy. Direct free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

35:52

The ball is swung over by Joe Oastler, clearance by Keith Lowe.

35:07

Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

34:11

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Garbutt from the left by-line, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

32:58

Kevin Nicholson provided the assist for the goal.

32:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Ian Morris - Cheltenham 0 - 1 Torquay Ian Morris finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Cheltenham 0-1 Torquay.

32:15

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

31:09

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

30:35

Corner taken by Marlon Pack played to the near post.

29:48

Effort on goal by Lee Mansell from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

28:29

Centre by Eunan O'Kane, save by Scott P Brown.

25:04

Eunan O'Kane takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Scott P Brown.

23:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Morris on Russell Penn. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

21:22

Marlon Pack crosses the ball, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

19:59 Substitution

Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Chris McPhee coming on for Damon Lathrope.

19:59

Centre by Sido Jombati. Marlon Pack decides to take a short corner.

16:55

Foul by James Spencer on Mark Ellis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

16:00

Darryl Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Oastler. Joe Oastler takes the direct free kick.

14:52

Luke Garbutt takes a outswinging corner. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Garbutt from the left by-line.

13:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Saah on Darryl Duffy. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

12:45

The referee blows for offside against Lee Mansell. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

12:14

Unfair challenge on Damon Lathrope by Russell Penn results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

7:17

Alan Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Taiwo Atieno. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

5:08

Taiwo Atieno challenges Luke Garbutt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

4:03

Effort from just outside the area by Luke Summerfield goes over the bar.

3:34

Effort from 25 yards by Danny Stevens. Blocked by Keith Lowe.

2:33

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

0:41

Unfair challenge on Keith Lowe by Taiwo Atieno results in a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.

0:11

Marlon Pack challenges Danny Stevens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Morris restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers