AFC Wimbledon struck late to dent Torquay United's hopes of automatic promotion from League Two.

Rene Howe curled an effort just wide of the post for the Gulls in the first half, while Billy Knott's curling free-kick bounced wide at the other end.

Sammy Moore's shot was diverted wide for the Dons after the break, but they did go ahead when Rashid Yussuff slotted home from close range.

And George Moncur bent in a fine effort past Robert Olejnik to seal the win.

The Gulls are now in fourth place, one point behind Crawley with just two games remaining.

Wimbledon find themselves in 16th place, three points behind Bristol Rovers.

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Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"I think it was a nervous performance, we could only name three or four players today that performed to their potential.

"In both 18-yard boxes today, they were better than us.

"There has been an awful lot of substitutions this year that have worked, but today there were some that didn't.

"It is out of our hands now, we need to get more points than Crawley to get that third spot. It's as simple as that."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Brown
  • 05 Stuart
  • 13 Bush Booked
  • 17 Mitchell-King
  • 07 Hatton
  • 12 Jolley
  • 15 S Moore
  • 25 Moncur Booked
  • 28 Knott (Yussuff - 71' )
  • 10 Midson (Harrison - 73' )
  • 11 L Moore (Kiernan - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Johnson
  • 08 Wellard
  • 18 Kiernan
  • 23 Yussuff
  • 27 Harrison

Torquay

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Ellis
  • 06 Saah
  • 18 Oastler
  • 07 Mansell Booked
  • 10 O'Kane Booked
  • 11 Morris (Atieno - 75' )
  • 19 Stevens (Jarvis - 66' )
  • 22 Lathrope
  • 09 Howe Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 21 MacDonald
  • 08 Jarvis
  • 23 Atieno
Ref: Adcock
Att: 4,171

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

7 4

Corners

4 1

Fouls

9 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:36 Full time

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

90:00 +4:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Bush on Ryan Jarvis. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kevin Nicholson.

90:00 +1:33

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Moore, Brian Saah makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:33 Booking

Booking Lee Mansell goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +1:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Brendan Kiernan.

90:00 +0:42

Byron Harrison challenges Brian Saah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

89:58

Direct free kick taken by Samuel Hatton.

89:58 Booking

Booking Rene Howe is cautioned.

89:45

Rene Howe concedes a free kick for a foul on Brendan Kiernan.

88:05

Sammy Moore fouled by Taiwo Atieno, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mat Mitchel-King.

87:12

The assistant referee flags for offside against Rene Howe. Free kick taken by Seb Brown.

86:18 Substitution

Substitution Luke Moore leaves the field to be replaced by Brendan Kiernan.

86:11 Booking

Booking Booking for George Moncur for unsporting behaviour.

84:51

The assist for the goal came from Luke Moore.

84:51 Goal scored

Goal! - George Moncur - Wimbledon 2 - 0 Torquay George Moncur gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Torquay.

84:14

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from right wing, save by Seb Brown.

84:14 Booking

Booking Chris Bush receives a yellow card.

84:00

Rashid Yussuff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell.

78:45

The assist for the goal came from Samuel Hatton.

78:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Rashid Yussuff - Wimbledon 1 - 0 Torquay Rashid Yussuff finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Torquay.

78:07

Mark Ellis produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

77:41

Damon Lathrope takes a shot. Samuel Hatton gets a block in.

74:26

Seb Brown takes the direct free kick.

74:26 Substitution

Substitution Taiwo Atieno joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ian Morris.

74:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rene Howe on Seb Brown.

72:56 Substitution

Substitution Byron Harrison on for Jack Midson.

70:51 Substitution

Substitution Rashid Yussuff replaces Billy Knott.

68:41

Seb Brown takes the direct free kick.

68:41 Booking

Booking Eunan O'Kane is booked.

68:33

Mat Mitchel-King fouled by Eunan O'Kane, the ref awards a free kick.

65:46 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jarvis is brought on as a substitute for Danny Stevens.

63:05

Sammy Moore takes the indirect free kick. Samuel Hatton takes a shot. Lee Mansell gets a block in. Sammy Moore takes the inswinging corner, Billy Knott takes a shot. Blocked by Brian Saah.

62:25

Billy Knott challenges Joe Oastler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

58:36

The official flags Ian Morris offside. Free kick taken by Seb Brown.

57:26

Damon Lathrope gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Jolley. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Moore.

56:46

Rene Howe produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

55:55

Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Sammy Moore results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson has an effort direct from the free kick.

54:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Jolley on Damon Lathrope. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

49:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Midson by Brian Saah. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Moore from left wing, comfortable save by Robert Olejnik.

48:38

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack Midson. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

48:04

Christian Jolley takes a shot. Mark Ellis gets a block in. Christian Jolley takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

46:28

Eunan O'Kane has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

45:15

Corner taken by Billy Knott from the right by-line, save made by Robert Olejnik.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

43:27

Ian Morris challenges Chris Bush unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Stuart restarts play with the free kick.

41:55

Jack Midson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

40:12

Luke Moore takes a shot. Comfortable save by Robert Olejnik.

39:07

The offside flag is raised against Rene Howe. Mat Mitchel-King takes the free kick.

37:43

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

34:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Stevens on George Moncur. Mat Mitchel-King restarts play with the free kick.

34:12

Ian Morris takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

31:36

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sammy Moore.

31:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christian Jolley by Joe Oastler. Sammy Moore takes the direct free kick.

30:36

Shot from outside the area by Jack Midson misses to the left of the target.

29:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Moore by Rene Howe. Billy Knott crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

23:02

Unfair challenge on Samuel Hatton by Danny Stevens results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Samuel Hatton.

22:45

Ian Morris takes a shot. Jamie Stuart gets a block in.

17:45

Foul by Christian Jolley on Damon Lathrope, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Ellis.

15:57

Sammy Moore challenges Eunan O'Kane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eunan O'Kane takes the free kick.

15:03

Rene Howe concedes a free kick for a foul on Mat Mitchel-King. Samuel Hatton takes the free kick.

13:04

Unfair challenge on Jamie Stuart by Ian Morris results in a free kick. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.

12:11

The official flags Jack Midson offside. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

11:24

Rene Howe concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Hatton. Mat Mitchel-King takes the free kick.

6:56

Billy Knott takes the inswinging corner, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

6:03

Close range headed effort by Christian Jolley goes wide of the left-hand post.

3:06

The official flags Jack Midson offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

1:37

Mark Ellis fouled by Christian Jolley, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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