Rene Howe's late winner completed a remarkable turnaround as Torquay fought back to claim a win against Aldershot.

A Craig Reid hat-trick had put the visitors 3-0 up, after he steered home Alex Rodman's free-kick, converted a penalty and struck from close range.

The Gulls began the fightback through Billy Bodin's close-range effort before Ryan Jarvis slid home to make it 3-2.

Ashley Yeoman headed the visitors level, before Howe smashed home a dramatic winner in the 89th minute.

The Shots looked to be heading for victory when Reid gave them the lead, before he doubled their advantage by scoring a penalty after Joe Oastler fouled Hylton in the box.

But, after Reid completed his hat-trick, the hosts immediately began their fightback through Bodin's shot.

Jarvis pulled Torquay closer before Yeoman grabbed his first goal for Torquay when he levelled from Lee Mansell's cross in the 84th minute.

But there was still time for Howe to score for the seventh time this season to secure the three points in incredible fashion.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Aldershot Town boss Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"At the moment we're hurting and the players are disappointed on one hand but on the other hand they're really delighted with the response, character, the start of the game and in the the first half we were magnificent.

"In the second half, we got picked off by some good play and switched off for one of the goals and it is a cruel game but it doesn't rest and we have to get on with it.

"This is a tough place to come and we've seen it. The conditions played a big part but we have to roll our sleeves up and stick together."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Torquay

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Oastler Booked
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes Booked
  • 05 Saah
  • 07 Mansell
  • 15 Bodin
  • 19 Stevens (Jarvis - 67' )
  • 20 Craig
  • 29 Thompson (Yeoman - 81' )
  • 09 Howe

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 12 Leadbitter
  • 21 Cruise
  • 30 Mackenzie
  • 08 Jarvis
  • 22 Baker
  • 23 Yeoman

Aldershot

  • 21 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 06 Lancashire
  • 15 Branston
  • 04 Morris
  • 05 Brown (Appiah - 90' )
  • 07 Rodman
  • 26 Donnelly
  • 10 Hylton Booked (Rankine - 72' )
  • 20 Reid (Anderson - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 29 Morris
  • 23 Bradley
  • 24 Anderson
  • 08 Payne
  • 28 Cadogan
  • 09 Rankine
  • 25 Appiah
Ref: Attwell
Att: 2,358

Match Stats

Shots

17 11

On target

13 5

Corners

7 9

Fouls

11 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:07 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +5:47

Rene Howe concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Herd. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

90:00 +5:09

Michael Rankine challenges Joe Oastler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Oastler.

90:00 +4:49

The referee blows for offside against Rene Howe. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

90:00 +1:08

Michael Poke takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:08 Substitution

Substitution Kwesi Appiah comes on in place of Troy Brown.

90:00 +1:08

The referee blows for offside.

90:00 +0:29

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anthony Tonkin.

88:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Rene Howe - Torquay 4 - 3 Aldershot Rene Howe fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 4-3 Aldershot.

87:20

The ball is sent over by Alex Rodman.

86:49 Substitution

Substitution Craig Reid goes off and Myles Anderson comes on.

85:47

Joe Oastler crosses the ball.

83:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Yeoman - Torquay 3 - 3 Aldershot Ashley Yeoman finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Torquay 3-3 Aldershot.

82:33

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rene Howe from the left by-line.

82:01

Shot by Aaron Downes. Jamie Young makes a save.

81:36

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nathan Craig played to the near post.

80:45 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Yeoman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Niall Thompson.

80:17

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, clearance made by Aaron Morris.

79:12

Shot from 35+ yards from Kevin Nicholson. Save made by Jamie Young.

78:52

Centre by Troy Brown, Aaron Downes makes a clearance.

78:16

Ryan Jarvis challenges Aaron Morris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Rodman takes the direct free kick.

77:19

Rene Howe challenges Craig Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Tonkin takes the free kick.

76:34

Nathan Craig takes the inswinging corner, save made by Jamie Young.

76:19

Shot from 20 yards from Ryan Jarvis. Guy Branston gets a block in.

76:00

Billy Bodin has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Blocked by Guy Branston.

75:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Alex Rodman. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

74:36

The ball is swung over by Scott Donnelly, clearance made by Aaron Downes.

72:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex Rodman, Foul by Oliver Lancashire on Brian Saah, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Poke.

71:54 Substitution

Substitution Michael Rankine joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Hylton.

71:28

Scott Donnelly takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke.

70:02

Corner taken by Anthony Tonkin.

69:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Saah on Craig Reid. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Alex Rodman.

68:06

The assist for the goal came from Rene Howe.

68:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Jarvis - Torquay 2 - 3 Aldershot Ryan Jarvis finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 2-3 Aldershot.

67:27

Niall Thompson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:50

The ball is sent over by Aaron Morris, clearance by Aaron Downes.

66:05 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jarvis comes on in place of Danny Stevens.

65:48

The ball is swung over by Danny Stevens.

64:52

Foul by Danny Hylton on Nathan Craig, free kick awarded. Nathan Craig has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Jamie Young.

61:24

Aaron Morris concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Downes. Free kick taken by Joe Oastler.

58:40

Troy Brown has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

58:10

Free kick taken by Alex Rodman.

58:10 Booking

Booking Aaron Downes goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

57:58

Aaron Downes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Rodman.

56:59

Kevin Nicholson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Rodman. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Tonkin.

56:15 Booking

Booking Booking for Danny Hylton for unsporting behaviour.

55:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Reid. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Oastler.

54:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex Rodman, Aaron Downes manages to make a clearance.

54:20

Corner from left by-line taken by Lee Mansell.

53:58

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line.

53:31

Effort from 12 yards by Danny Stevens. Ben Herd gets a block in.

53:00

Foul by Danny Hylton on Lee Mansell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

52:32

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Young.

51:14

Ben Herd produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide left of the goal.

51:03

The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson.

49:35

Aaron Morris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell. Free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

47:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Bodin - Torquay 1 - 3 Aldershot A goal is scored by Billy Bodin from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Torquay 1-3 Aldershot.

47:16

Shot from 25 yards by Nathan Craig. Jamie Young makes a comfortable save.

46:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Reid - Torquay 0 - 3 Aldershot A goal is scored by Craig Reid from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 0-3 Aldershot.

45:17

Danny Hylton takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:09

Unfair challenge on Niall Thompson by Anthony Tonkin results in a free kick. Nathan Craig delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

45:00 +0:36

Long range shot by Aaron Morris goes wide right of the goal.

44:50

Alex Rodman takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Lee Mansell makes a clearance.

44:38

The ball is delivered by Alex Rodman.

44:01

Niall Thompson produces a cross, clearance by Oliver Lancashire.

42:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Hylton on Brian Saah. Michael Poke restarts play with the free kick.

42:01

Unfair challenge on Michael Poke by Alex Rodman results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Poke.

41:36

Craig Reid crosses the ball.

41:10

Aaron Morris challenges Joe Oastler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Oastler.

40:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rene Howe. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

39:53

Joe Oastler produces a cross.

38:30

Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, clearance made by Ben Herd.

37:28

Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Ben Herd results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kevin Nicholson.

36:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Reid - Torquay 0 - 2 Aldershot Craig Reid scores a power penalty. Torquay 0-2 Aldershot.

35:39 Booking

Booking Joe Oastler receives a caution.

35:23

Joe Oastler gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Danny Hylton.

34:22

The ball is sent over by Nathan Craig.

34:03

Corner taken by Nathan Craig from the right by-line, clearance by Guy Branston.

33:38

Shot by Nathan Craig. Jamie Young makes a comfortable save.

33:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Reid. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Poke.

32:24

Niall Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hylton. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

31:25

Danny Hylton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell. Joe Oastler restarts play with the free kick.

31:01

Alex Rodman produces a curled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Comfortable save by Michael Poke.

30:29

Anthony Tonkin takes a inswinging corner.

29:50

Scott Donnelly produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Comfortable save by Michael Poke.

29:27

Long range shot from Scott Donnelly misses to the left of the goal.

27:44

Assist on the goal came from Alex Rodman.

27:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Reid - Torquay 0 - 1 Aldershot Craig Reid finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 0-1 Aldershot.

27:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Oastler on Danny Hylton. Alex Rodman crosses the ball in from the free kick,

25:21

Rene Howe produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

24:59

A cross is delivered by Ben Herd.

24:12

A cross is delivered by Alex Rodman, clearance made by Lee Mansell.

19:56

Joe Oastler crosses the ball, clearance made by Jamie Young.

17:48

Joe Oastler crosses the ball.

17:33

Centre by Kevin Nicholson.

15:44

Joe Oastler fouled by Aaron Morris, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Oastler restarts play with the free kick.

14:16

Unfair challenge on Craig Reid by Brian Saah results in a free kick. Alex Rodman delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

13:19

Unfair challenge on Billy Bodin by Troy Brown results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson, Brian Saah takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Young.

12:02

Corner taken by Anthony Tonkin.

11:27

Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Tonkin from the right by-line, Guy Branston takes a shot.

11:00

Craig Reid takes a shot.

10:34

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anthony Tonkin.

10:17

The ball is delivered by Aaron Morris.

9:04

Billy Bodin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

7:56

The ball is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, clearance made by Anthony Tonkin.

6:21

Rene Howe challenges Guy Branston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

5:12

The ball is sent over by Joe Oastler, Jamie Young makes a comfortable save.

4:32

Danny Stevens delivers the ball.

3:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Reid. Michael Poke takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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