Torquay maintained their unbeaten home record this season by beating Morecambe in an uninspiring contest.

The only goal of the game came from Danny Stevens, who collected Billy Bodin's pass before stroking in for his first of the campaign.

Bodin then forced a top save out of Shrimps keeper Barry Roche when put through on goal.

Roche came up for two Morecambe corners late on, coming close with a pair of headers, but the Gulls hung on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"Today was a dogged, determined, not-very-pleasing-on-the-eye type of performance.

"There's a few people now that are chipping in when Rennie's (Howe) not scoring.

"We looked a little more potent in the second half, but I wouldn't say we looked scintillating at any stage.

"Everyone that was out there put their work in defensively, so that's why you win games of football."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Torquay United

  • 01 Poke Booked
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Saah
  • 12 Leadbitter Booked
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 07 Mansell
  • 15 Bodin (Thompson - 75' )
  • 19 Stevens (Easton - 79' )
  • 20 Craig
  • 09 Howe (Jarvis - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Oastler
  • 21 Cruise
  • 30 Mackenzie
  • 18 Easton
  • 29 Thompson
  • 08 Jarvis

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton (Reid - 71' )
  • 04 Mustoe
  • 06 Haining
  • 08 Wright
  • 15 McCready
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming
  • 18 McDonald Booked
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 14 Burrow (Parkinson - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 12 Parkinson
  • 22 Parrish
  • 23 Chris Doyle
  • 07 Reid
  • 19 McGee
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 2,457

Match Stats

Shots

17 12

On target

5 4

Corners

6 7

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:19 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:31

Niall Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Mustoe. Will Haining takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:13

Outswinging corner taken by Izak Reid from the right by-line, Damon Lathrope manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra from the left by-line, Michael Poke produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

89:50

Lee Mansell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick. Shot from just outside the area by Lewis Alessandra misses to the right of the target.

88:38

The referee penalises Niall Thompson for handball. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

88:38 Booking

Booking Michael Poke receives a caution.

87:43

Izak Reid crosses the ball, blocked by Kevin Nicholson. Outswinging corner taken by Izak Reid, Christopher McCready produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

86:55

The ball is delivered by Izak Reid, Lewis Alessandra has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

85:37 Substitution

Substitution Dan Parkinson replaces Jordan Burrow.

85:00

The ball is delivered by Lee Mansell, Christopher McCready makes a clearance.

83:14 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jarvis on for Rene Howe.

83:14 Booking

Booking Daniel Leadbitter is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

81:52

Jordan Burrow takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

79:22

Rene Howe produces a cross, Christopher McCready makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nathan Craig, save by Barry Roche. Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, Christopher McCready makes a clearance. The ball is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, Brian Saah takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

78:13

Direct free kick taken by Michael Poke.

78:13 Substitution

Substitution Craig Easton replaces Danny Stevens.

78:13

Jordan Burrow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Saah.

77:29

Direct free kick taken by Michael Poke.

77:29 Booking

Booking Booking for Gary McDonald for unsporting behaviour.

75:52

The ball is crossed by Nathan Craig, blocked by Gary McDonald. Inswinging corner taken by Nathan Craig, Aaron Downes produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar. Lee Mansell fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick.

74:58

Jordan Burrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Downes. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

74:06 Substitution

Substitution Niall Thompson on for Billy Bodin.

74:06

Rene Howe has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

73:26

Effort on goal by Billy Bodin from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

72:30

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.

69:55

Barry Roche takes the direct free kick. Will Haining manages to make a clearance. Save made by Barry Roche.

69:55 Substitution

Substitution Izak Reid on for Nicholas Fenton.

69:55

Shot from 12 yards by Billy Bodin. Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Nicholson, Unfair challenge on Will Haining by Aaron Downes results in a free kick.

68:18

The ball is swung over by Jordan Mustoe, clearance by Kevin Nicholson.

67:47

Kevin Nicholson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

67:16

Daniel Leadbitter crosses the ball, blocked by Jordan Mustoe.

65:50

The ball is crossed by Daniel Leadbitter.

64:55

Shot from just outside the box by Rene Howe goes over the bar.

64:07

The ball is swung over by Lee Mansell, Nicholas Fenton makes a clearance.

63:21

Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball, clearance by Will Haining.

62:24

Lewis Alessandra sends in a cross, Damon Lathrope manages to make a clearance. Andrew Fleming challenges Daniel Leadbitter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Poke takes the direct free kick.

58:42

Billy Bodin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal. Handball decision goes against Gary McDonald. Nathan Craig has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

57:03

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Damon Lathrope gets a block in. Short corner taken by Lewis Alessandra. The ball is crossed by Gary McDonald, Michael Poke makes a save.

56:44

Andrew Fleming sends in a cross, Kevin Nicholson makes a clearance.

54:53

Centre by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Will Haining.

52:56

The ball is crossed by Gary McDonald.

52:31

Aaron Downes challenges Lewis Alessandra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stewart Drummond.

51:59

Effort from inside the area by Gary McDonald misses to the left of the goal.

48:41

Centre by Daniel Leadbitter, save made by Barry Roche.

47:28

The ball is swung over by Billy Bodin, Nicholas Fenton gets a block in. Corner taken by Nathan Craig, save by Barry Roche.

47:03

Jordan Burrow has a volleyed shot. Michael Poke makes a save.

45:27

Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming from the right by-line, Foul by Andrew Wright on Daniel Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Poke.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

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

41:35

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

41:02

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

40:12

Jordan Mustoe produces a cross, save made by Michael Poke.

38:30

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Brilliant save by Michael Poke. Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis Alessandra, Foul by Nicholas Fenton on Daniel Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Michael Poke takes the direct free kick.

36:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Andrew Fleming. Lee Mansell takes the free kick.

35:24

Jordan Burrow has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

33:53

Aaron Downes concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Alessandra. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

32:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming by Damon Lathrope. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

29:25

Rene Howe provided the assist for the goal.

29:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Stevens - Torquay 1 - 0 Morecambe Danny Stevens scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Morecambe.

28:40

A cross is delivered by Andrew Fleming.

25:57

Damon Lathrope takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar. Andrew Fleming concedes a free kick for a foul on Damon Lathrope. Aaron Downes takes the free kick.

25:36

Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, Will Haining manages to make a clearance.

23:20

Gary McDonald challenges Billy Bodin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathan Craig takes the direct free kick. Lee Mansell takes a shot. Shot by Danny Stevens from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. Blocked by Stewart Drummond.

20:59

The ball is delivered by Daniel Leadbitter, save made by Barry Roche.

17:57

Foul by Lee Mansell on Gary McDonald, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Will Haining. Andrew Fleming takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Damon Lathrope manages to make a clearance.

17:26

Shot by Daniel Leadbitter went wide right of the post.

16:02

Damon Lathrope fouled by Andrew Fleming, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Damon Lathrope.

13:09

Daniel Leadbitter delivers the ball, clearance by Andrew Wright. Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line to the near post.

12:15

Andrew Wright crosses the ball, Brian Saah manages to make a clearance.

11:14

The ball is crossed by Daniel Leadbitter, clearance by Nicholas Fenton.

8:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Burrow on Daniel Leadbitter. Damon Lathrope takes the free kick.

8:22

Nathan Craig has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

8:04

The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson, Christopher McCready manages to make a clearance.

5:48

Jordan Burrow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Downes. Aaron Downes takes the direct free kick.

4:40

Jordan Mustoe delivers the ball, Damon Lathrope makes a clearance.

2:17

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter on Jordan Burrow, free kick awarded. Will Haining crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Christopher McCready misses to the right of the target.

0:50

Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross, clearance by Will Haining.

0:00

The game begins.

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