Chris Zebroski's late goal rescued a point for Cheltenham to maintain Torquay's winless start to the season.

Shaun Harrad headed Cheltenham in front from close range before two goals in two minutes stunned the visitors.

First Torquay defender Aaron Downes headed home Kevin Nicholson's free-kick from close range before Rene Howe did likewise from Lee Mansell's cross.

But, with 10 minutes left, former Gull Zebroski found the net from inside the area to earn a point for the Robins.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"I think some of the lads thought it was 90 minutes after about 55, in terms of just going for it.

"Bar a couple - Marlon Pack in particular - they were all at about 65% of their capability.

"We were a bit gung-ho and I said to them afterwards: 'If we go 3-1 down then it's game over'.

"But we showed tremendous character and I thought some performances were magnificent."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Torquay

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Oastler
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Saah
  • 06 Lathrope (Easton - 42' )
  • 07 Mansell
  • 11 Morris
  • 15 Bodin
  • 09 Howe (Jarvis - 81' )
  • 14 Macklin (Cruise - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 12 Leadbitter
  • 21 Cruise
  • 18 Easton
  • 29 Thompson
  • 30 Mackenzie
  • 08 Jarvis

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Jones
  • 05 Hooman Booked
  • 06 Elliott
  • 22 Jombati
  • 07 Pack
  • 08 Deering (Goulding - 64' )
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 16 Penn
  • 14 Harrad (Duffy - 87' )
  • 26 Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 02 Lowe
  • 17 Andrew
  • 21 Graham
  • 34 Hanks
  • 09 Duffy
  • 10 Goulding
Ref: Russell
Att: 2,517

Match Stats

Shots

19 13

On target

9 5

Corners

3 9

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:19 Full time

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

90:00 +2:56

Billy Jones has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:00 +2:21

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown.

90:00 +1:01

Darryl Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Downes. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

89:14

Billy Jones delivers the ball, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

88:09

Foul by Lee Mansell on Jermaine McGlashan, free kick awarded. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

87:42

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan on Kevin Nicholson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

87:31

Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball, clearance made by Sido Jombati.

86:07 Substitution

Substitution Darryl Duffy replaces Shaun Harrad.

84:39

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from left wing, Scott Brown makes a save.

84:39 Booking

Booking Harry Hooman is booked.

84:29

Harry Hooman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jarvis.

84:13

Unfair challenge on Joe Oastler by Shaun Harrad results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Oastler.

82:09

Billy Jones takes the outswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Elliott on Aaron Downes. Michael Poke takes the free kick.

81:43

Unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Ryan Jarvis results in a free kick. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

80:51 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jarvis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rene Howe.

79:13

Assist on the goal came from Harry Hooman.

79:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Zebroski - Torquay 2 - 2 Cheltenham Chris Zebroski grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 2-2 Cheltenham.

77:59

Unfair challenge on Billy Bodin by Marlon Pack results in a free kick. Brian Saah restarts play with the free kick.

77:39

Billy Bodin takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Scott Brown.

73:21

Corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones, Corner from the left by-line taken by Billy Jones, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance. Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance. Sido Jombati takes a shot. Brilliant save by Michael Poke. Corner taken by Billy Jones from the left by-line to the near post.

71:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sido Jombati on Billy Bodin. The ball is swung over by Kevin Nicholson, Brian Saah produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

71:20

The ball is swung over by Sido Jombati, Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Aaron Downes gets a block in.

69:46

The ball is crossed by Marlon Pack, Thomas Cruise gets a block in.

69:00

Centre by Jermaine McGlashan, Craig Easton manages to make a clearance.

68:38

Centre by Billy Jones, clearance by Craig Easton.

68:00

Billy Bodin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

65:37 Substitution

Substitution Thomas Cruise comes on in place of Lloyd Macklin.

63:42

Centre by Billy Bodin, Rene Howe produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area and strikes the post. Rene Howe takes a shot. Clearance by Sido Jombati.

62:18

Inswinging corner taken by Billy Jones from the right by-line, clearance by Aaron Downes.

62:18 Substitution

Substitution Jeff Goulding replaces Sam Deering.

62:18

Centre by Sido Jombati, blocked by Lloyd Macklin.

61:17

Rene Howe is penalised for a handball. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

60:39

Russell Penn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

59:49

Centre by Russell Penn, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Shaun Harrad misses to the right of the goal.

58:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Morris on Shaun Harrad. Marlon Pack takes the direct free kick.

57:28

Jermaine McGlashan is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the indirect free kick.

56:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine McGlashan on Kevin Nicholson. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

55:46

The ball is sent over by Sido Jombati, Shaun Harrad produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

55:07

Kevin Nicholson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

54:35

The ball is crossed by Joe Oastler, Scott Brown makes a save.

53:30

Centre by Jermaine McGlashan, clearance by Lloyd Macklin.

52:37

Billy Bodin delivers the ball, Lloyd Macklin has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

49:55

Long range shot by Steve Elliott goes wide right of the target.

48:12

Right-footed shot by Marlon Pack missed to the right of the net.

48:00

Lloyd Macklin challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.

46:05

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Mansell, Close range headed effort by Aaron Downes misses to the right of the goal.

45:28

Rene Howe takes a shot. Steve Elliott gets a block in.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:00

Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, save by Scott Brown.

45:00 +1:43

Centre by Joe Oastler, Russell Penn gets a block in.

45:00 +1:14

A cross is delivered by Lloyd Macklin, Harry Hooman makes a clearance.

44:41

Lloyd Macklin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

43:25

A cross is delivered by Billy Jones, Close range headed effort by Jermaine McGlashan misses to the right of the target.

42:11

The ball is sent over by Jermaine McGlashan, blocked by Kevin Nicholson.

41:02 Substitution

Substitution Craig Easton replaces Damon Lathrope.

40:18

A cross is delivered by Marlon Pack, Aaron Downes makes a clearance.

34:56

Centre by Kevin Nicholson, Sido Jombati gets a block in.

34:18

The ball is sent over by Lee Mansell, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

30:44

Corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones, clearance made by Brian Saah.

29:52

Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Sido Jombati. Marlon Pack crosses the ball in from the free kick, Lee Mansell makes a clearance.

28:07

Centre by Billy Jones, Header from close range by Jermaine McGlashan misses to the right of the target.

26:12

The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson, Rene Howe has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.

24:20

Jermaine McGlashan fouled by Kevin Nicholson, the ref awards a free kick. Marlon Pack crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Aaron Downes manages to make a clearance.

22:41

Assist by Lee Mansell.

22:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Rene Howe - Torquay 2 - 1 Cheltenham Rene Howe finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Torquay 2-1 Cheltenham.

21:14

Kevin Nicholson provided the assist for the goal.

21:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Downes - Torquay 1 - 1 Cheltenham Aaron Downes grabs a headed goal from close range. Torquay 1-1 Cheltenham.

20:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Penn on Billy Bodin. Centre by Kevin Nicholson,

19:28

A cross is delivered by Joe Oastler, Close range headed effort by Lee Mansell misses to the right of the goal.

18:31

Unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Marlon Pack results in a free kick. Damon Lathrope takes the direct free kick.

18:07

Billy Bodin has a drilled shot. Save by Scott Brown.

14:57

Assist by Harry Hooman.

14:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Harrad - Torquay 0 - 1 Cheltenham Shaun Harrad scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Torquay 0-1 Cheltenham.

14:25

Outswinging corner taken by Billy Jones,

12:41

A cross is delivered by Rene Howe, Brian Saah takes a shot. Scott Brown makes a comfortable save.

11:53

Kevin Nicholson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

10:43

Corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones, clearance made by Aaron Downes.

9:42

Corner taken by Billy Jones from the left by-line, Harry Hooman takes a shot. Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

7:51

Lee Mansell takes the inswinging corner, Shaun Harrad makes a clearance.

7:27

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Scott Brown makes a save.

6:36

Foul by Shaun Harrad on Brian Saah, free kick awarded. Brian Saah restarts play with the free kick.

5:55

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Poke.

5:34

Lee Mansell challenges Marlon Pack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Penn takes the direct free kick.

3:58

Joe Oastler takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

2:17

Billy Bodin challenges Sido Jombati unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Brown takes the direct free kick.

1:47

Lloyd Macklin fouled by Russell Penn, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

0:25

Chris Zebroski is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Michael Poke.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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