Captain Kevin Langmead's dramatic injury-time equaliser rescued a point for Northampton at Torquay.

Ryan Jarvis gave the Gulls the lead by finishing off a fine flowing move, which culminated in the striker slotting home Danny Stevens' cut-back.

Langmead almost levelled in the 80th minute, but fired horribly wide after the hosts failed to clear a corner.

But the defender made no mistake at the second time of asking, as he fired home to earn the Cobblers a point.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"We knew that we were going to have to compete on long throws, corners, free-kicks, and eventually they got one on their third chance.

"I'm disappointed for my two centre-halves, I thought they were outstanding.

"They make it difficult for you and you have to stand up and be counted. I thought every one of my players did that today.

"It was like a basketball game in the second half, they were going for it, we were going for it and both teams looked like they could score at any time."

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We're pretty similar to Torquay in how we've started the season. But I thought their goal led a charmed life at times.

"Our set plays really caused problems, our front two were a handful and we were solid at the back. We deserved at least a point.

"On another day, we'd have won by two or three.

"We haven't had a settled back four and it's going take a bit of time - Clarke Carlisle has played in every division and got three promotions. He and Kelvin Langmead are a fantastic partnership."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Torquay

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Oastler
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 07 Mansell
  • 18 Easton
  • 19 Stevens (Thompson - 81' )
  • 20 Craig
  • 08 Jarvis (Lathrope - 86' )
  • 09 Howe

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 12 Leadbitter
  • 21 Cruise
  • 30 Mackenzie
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 29 Thompson
  • 23 Yeoman

Northampton

  • 21 Nicholls
  • 05 Langmead Booked
  • 06 Charles
  • 12 Tozer
  • 30 Carlisle Booked
  • 08 Harding
  • 11 Hackett
  • 22 Hornby (Robinson - 71' )
  • 28 Huws
  • 09 Platt
  • 10 Akinfenwa Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Snedker
  • 23 East
  • 25 Dias
  • 15 Mukendi
  • 17 Robinson
  • 19 Moult
Ref: Sarginson
Att: 2,302

Match Stats

Shots

13 13

On target

7 6

Corners

3 8

Fouls

4 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:35 Full time

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

90:00 +3:53

The ball is crossed by Chris Hackett, Close range headed effort by Adebayo Akinfenwa goes wide of the left-hand upright.

90:00 +1:26

Assist on the goal came from Chris Hackett.

90:00 +1:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Kelvin Langmead - Torquay 1 - 1 Northamp'n Kelvin Langmead gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 1-1 Northampton.

90:00 +0:34

Corner taken by Chris Hackett, Effort from inside the penalty area by Kelvin Langmead hits the post.

90:00 +0:22

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Harding.

89:36

Rene Howe concedes a free kick for a foul on Emyr Huws. Anthony Charles restarts play with the free kick.

89:07

The ball is delivered by Nathan Craig, Effort on goal by Lee Mansell from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

86:48

The ball is swung over by Jake Robinson, save by Michael Poke.

86:28

Ben Tozer produces a cross, clearance made by Craig Easton.

84:24 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jarvis goes off and Damon Lathrope comes on.

84:24

Rene Howe is caught offside. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

84:02

Chris Hackett produces a cross, clearance made by Aaron Downes.

83:41

Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Emyr Huws. Emyr Huws takes the free kick.

82:55

The referee blows for offside against Ryan Jarvis. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

82:37

Joe Oastler sends in a cross, Lee Nicholls makes a save.

81:58

Kevin Nicholson produces a cross.

80:50 Substitution

Substitution Niall Thompson comes on in place of Danny Stevens.

79:53

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nicholson.

78:35

Shot from close range by Kelvin Langmead misses to the right of the target.

78:04

A cross is delivered by Jake Robinson, clearance made by Angus MacDonald.

77:13

The ball is delivered by Emyr Huws, save made by Michael Poke. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Hackett from the left by-line, Jake Robinson takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Jarvis. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Harding.

76:32

Centre by Chris Hackett, clearance by Joe Oastler. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett from the left by-line to the near post, save by Michael Poke.

75:00

Lee Mansell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

73:33

Handball decision goes against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Angus MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

73:02

The ball is delivered by Joe Oastler, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

72:26

A cross is delivered by Ben Tozer, save by Michael Poke.

70:26 Substitution

Substitution Jake Robinson replaces Lewis Hornby.

70:26

Unfair challenge on Aaron Downes by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

69:52

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.

68:21

Joe Oastler crosses the ball, clearance by Anthony Charles.

67:50

The ball is crossed by Nathan Craig, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

66:27

Ryan Jarvis takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

65:49

Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

65:49 Booking

Booking The referee books Clarke Carlisle for unsporting behaviour.

65:42

Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Clarke Carlisle results in a free kick.

65:01

Rene Howe is caught offside. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

64:34

Ryan Jarvis takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

63:37

Nathan Craig takes a inswinging corner.

62:58

Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

62:58 Booking

Booking Adebayo Akinfenwa goes into the referee's book.

62:47

Kelvin Langmead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe.

61:25

Assist on the goal came from Danny Stevens.

61:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Jarvis - Torquay 1 - 0 Northamp'n Ryan Jarvis gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Northampton.

61:20

Danny Stevens sends in a cross,

60:09

Chris Hackett produces a cross.

58:57

Kelvin Langmead crosses the ball, Angus MacDonald manages to make a clearance.

56:14

Nathan Craig has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

55:12

Effort from deep inside the area by Adebayo Akinfenwa clears the bar.

54:31

Shot by Chris Hackett. Blocked by Ryan Jarvis.

53:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

51:36

The ball is sent over by Chris Hackett, save by Michael Poke.

51:02

Nathan Craig sends in a cross.

50:26

The ball is sent over by Chris Hackett.

50:13

Danny Stevens delivers the ball.

50:06

The ball is swung over by Danny Stevens, blocked by Anthony Charles.

49:46

Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.

49:26

Chris Hackett produces a cross, save made by Michael Poke.

49:06

The ball is sent over by Lewis Hornby, Lee Mansell manages to make a clearance.

47:53

The ball is crossed by Joe Oastler.

46:39

Danny Stevens is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:47 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rene Howe. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

44:32

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.

43:47

The ball is delivered by Joe Oastler.

42:29

The ball is crossed by Emyr Huws, Ben Harding takes a shot. Michael Poke makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Hackett from the left by-line.

40:15

The ball is sent over by Chris Hackett.

39:32

The ball is sent over by Chris Hackett, blocked by Lee Mansell.

38:32

The ball is crossed by Danny Stevens, Lee Mansell takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.

35:35

Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

35:35 Booking

Booking Kelvin Langmead is cautioned.

35:18

Kelvin Langmead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe.

35:07

Centre by Chris Hackett, clearance by Aaron Downes.

33:49

Emyr Huws crosses the ball, Ryan Jarvis gets a block in.

32:49

Ryan Jarvis takes a shot. Save made by Lee Nicholls.

31:55

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

30:51

Clarke Carlisle concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Jarvis. Nathan Craig takes the direct free kick.

28:56

The ball is delivered by Chris Hackett.

27:59

Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Ryan Jarvis takes a shot. Clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

27:47

Corner taken left-footed by Nathan Craig, clearance made by Clive Platt.

27:42

Joe Oastler crosses the ball, Kelvin Langmead manages to make a clearance.

26:21

Adebayo Akinfenwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Angus MacDonald. Angus MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

25:46

The ball is swung over by Ben Harding, Lee Mansell makes a clearance.

25:11

Corner taken left-footed by Ben Harding from the right by-line, save by Michael Poke.

25:01

A cross is delivered by Chris Hackett, clearance made by Angus MacDonald.

23:52

Chris Hackett sends in a cross, Joe Oastler makes a clearance.

22:28

Clive Platt challenges Aaron Downes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Poke takes the direct free kick.

21:34

Rene Howe takes a shot. Clarke Carlisle gets a block in.

21:23

Craig Easton delivers the ball, Kelvin Langmead manages to make a clearance.

21:09

Chris Hackett delivers the ball, clearance made by Angus MacDonald.

20:59

Aaron Downes challenges Clive Platt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Clive Platt.

20:38

Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

18:16

The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson. The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Anthony Charles.

17:39

The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson, save by Lee Nicholls.

16:44

Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Joe Oastler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Poke takes the free kick.

15:33

Nathan Craig produces a cross, Lee Nicholls makes a save.

14:46

Joe Oastler has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

13:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clarke Carlisle on Rene Howe. Joe Oastler takes the direct free kick.

12:04

Rene Howe has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

11:23

A cross is delivered by Anthony Charles. The offside flag is raised against Clive Platt. Michael Poke takes the free kick.

10:07

Rene Howe concedes a free kick for a foul on Clarke Carlisle. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

9:40

A cross is delivered by Joe Oastler, clearance by Ben Tozer.

6:06

Short corner taken by Ben Harding.

5:55

A cross is delivered by Chris Hackett, Angus MacDonald makes a clearance.

5:42

Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

5:26

Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, clearance by Lewis Hornby.

1:51

Header from deep inside the area by Adebayo Akinfenwa goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

1:16

Emyr Huws sends in a cross, blocked by Nathan Craig.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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