Rene Howe scored a first-half penalty as Torquay United defeated Exeter City in the Devon derby at St James' Park.

The spot kick was awarded after Billy Bodin beat Steve Tully with a nutmeg but was then tripped by the full-back.

Jimmy Keohane shot wide for Exeter before the break after debutant Mark Molesley created the opening.

Exeter substitute Jamie Cureton was denied by Michael Poke after the break, while Guillem Bauza headed wastefully wide late in the game.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Tully
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles
  • 08 Oakley (Davies - 67' )
  • 14 Doherty (Cureton - 60' )
  • 22 Keohane
  • 28 Molesley (Bauza - 60' )
  • 10 Gow

Substitutes

  • 24 Evans
  • 16 Amankwaah
  • 37 Moore-Taylor
  • 11 Davies
  • 32 Gosling
  • 12 Cureton
  • 21 Bauza

Torquay

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Oastler
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Saah
  • 06 Lathrope Booked
  • 07 Mansell Booked
  • 15 Bodin (Macklin - 75' )
  • 20 Craig (Stevens - 38' )
  • 08 Jarvis
  • 09 Howe

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 21 Cruise
  • 18 Easton
  • 19 Stevens
  • 14 Macklin
  • 23 Yeoman
Ref: Adcock
Att: 4,824

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

8 6

Corners

15 2

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

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

90:00 +2:41

Alan Gow takes a shot. Comfortable save by Michael Poke.

90:00 +1:32

Steve Tully fouled by Damon Lathrope, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Tully takes the free kick.

88:48

Craig Woodman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Macklin. Damon Lathrope takes the free kick.

87:18

Corner from the right by-line taken by Alan Gow, clearance by Joe Oastler.

86:20

Corner taken by Alan Gow from the left by-line, clearance made by Brian Saah.

84:31

Pat Baldwin takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke. Corner taken short by Alan Gow. Header by Guillem Bauza from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

84:10

Jimmy Keohane takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke.

83:15

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

81:01

Free kick taken by Craig Woodman. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Arron Davies, Guillem Bauza challenges Michael Poke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Poke restarts play with the free kick.

81:01 Booking

Booking Damon Lathrope is shown a yellow card for time wasting.

80:05

The referee blows for offside against Guillem Bauza. Michael Poke takes the free kick. Arron Davies fouled by Ryan Jarvis, the ref awards a free kick.

78:40

Guillem Bauza takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Mansell. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Gow.

76:26

Effort on goal by Arron Davies from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

74:49 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd Macklin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Bodin.

74:29

Corner from left by-line taken by Arron Davies.

73:51

Corner taken by Alan Gow.

70:26

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Gow from the right by-line played to the near post, Ryan Jarvis manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Gow from the right by-line. Corner taken by Alan Gow from the right by-line.

68:20

Aaron Downes challenges Guillem Bauza unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Alan Gow, clearance by Ryan Jarvis. Short corner taken by Steve Tully from the right by-line.

66:58

Corner taken by Arron Davies.

66:58 Substitution

Substitution Matt Oakley goes off and Arron Davies comes on.

61:55

Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Matt Oakley results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Kevin Nicholson, save by Artur Krysiak.

59:21

Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Danny Coles results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Danny Coles manages to make a clearance.

59:21 Substitution

Substitution Guillem Bauza on for Mark Molesley.

59:21 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Cureton replaces Tommy Doherty.

58:39

Jimmy Keohane takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke.

56:43

Alan Gow takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke.

53:57

Pat Baldwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Rene Howe. Damon Lathrope restarts play with the free kick.

53:39

Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Doherty. Tommy Doherty takes the free kick.

50:56

Matt Oakley takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Ryan Jarvis manages to make a clearance.

49:40

Shot by Rene Howe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

47:28

Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

47:28 Booking

Booking Lee Mansell goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

46:24

Danny Stevens takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Brian Saah takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save. Foul by Lee Mansell on Artur Krysiak, free kick awarded.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

42:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Gow on Ryan Jarvis. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

41:13

Mark Molesley takes a shot. Michael Poke makes a comfortable save.

40:22

Matt Oakley takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nicholson. Inswinging corner taken by Matt Oakley.

39:01

Effort on goal by Scot Bennett from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

37:50 Substitution

Substitution Danny Stevens joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Craig.

37:04

Tommy Doherty fouled by Ryan Jarvis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Tully.

35:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Doherty on Billy Bodin. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Downes.

34:49

Unfair challenge on Tommy Doherty by Rene Howe results in a free kick. Tommy Doherty takes the free kick.

34:07

Effort from the edge of the area by Jimmy Keohane goes wide of the right-hand post.

33:01

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Oakley, clearance made by Joe Oastler.

29:49

The referee blows for offside against Matt Oakley. Michael Poke takes the indirect free kick.

26:14

Lee Mansell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Gow. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Doherty.

23:25

Header by Rene Howe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

21:32

Tommy Doherty fouled by Damon Lathrope, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Oakley. Aaron Downes concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Oakley. Free kick taken by Matt Oakley.

18:23

Rene Howe takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a comfortable save.

17:54

The referee blows for offside against Jimmy Keohane. Michael Poke takes the indirect free kick.

16:25

Assist on the goal came from Billy Bodin.

16:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Rene Howe - Exeter 0 - 1 Torquay Penalty taken right-footed by Rene Howe and scored. Exeter 0-1 Torquay.

15:29

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Bodin by Steve Tully.

14:29

Effort on goal by Alan Gow from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

11:58

Unfair challenge on Mark Molesley by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Steve Tully restarts play with the free kick.

11:21

Brian Saah fouled by Alan Gow, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Saah takes the free kick.

10:26

Unfair challenge on Damon Lathrope by Scot Bennett results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Poke.

7:08

Lee Mansell takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak. Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Pat Baldwin manages to make a clearance. Nathan Craig takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Coles.

5:49

Craig Woodman fouled by Damon Lathrope, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Craig Woodman from left wing, Brian Saah manages to make a clearance.

4:17

Rene Howe produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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