Callum Ball scored twice as Torquay beat Cheltenham in a six-goal thriller.

Ball put the hosts ahead after just two minutes as he latched onto Jordan Chappell's pass before Byron Harrison equalised with a header.

The Gulls went ahead on the stroke of half time through Ball's deflected shot and Karl Hawley extended the lead with a low angled shot before Terry Gornell pulled one back for Cheltenham.

But Chappell sealed the points with a left-footed strike from inside the box.

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Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"The performance wasn't good enough and we know that. We need to get back on the training ground and we've got to correct it.

"We picked the same team because they played well and should have beaten a decent Oxford side last week, today the same team didn't unfortunately.

"We looked in charge of the game but then to concede in the 47th minute of the half was just not a good thing to happen.

"We've got to keep working together and like I've said before, we've got people waiting to come back from fitness and that will help but we just keeping going and working on the training ground."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Torquay

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Tonge
  • 04 Downes Booked
  • 05 Pearce
  • 21 Cruise
  • 07 Mansell
  • 08 Harding
  • 10 Bodin
  • 12 Chapell
  • 09 Hawley (Benyon - 71' )
  • 16 Ball

Substitutes

  • 33 Thompson
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 20 Craig
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 11 Cameron
  • 31 Sullivan
  • 26 Benyon

Cheltenham

  • 01 S Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 06 Elliott
  • 20 Jombati
  • 26 Wilson
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 14 Richards (Vincent - 60' )
  • 16 Penn
  • 25 Noble Booked (Taylor - 79' )
  • 09 Harrison
  • 10 Gornell (Cureton - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 04 Taylor
  • 08 Deering
  • 21 Vincent
  • 07 Cureton
  • 19 Kotwica
Ref: Deadman
Att: 2,407

Match Stats

Shots

14 12

On target

8 4

Corners

9 9

Fouls

10 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:01

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Mansell.

90:00 +3:40

James Wilson manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +3:28

Centre by Callum Ball.

90:00 +2:38

Jason Taylor takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:31

Foul by Lee Mansell on Byron Harrison, free kick awarded.

90:00 +2:09

Clearance made by Aaron Downes.

90:00 +2:01

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Vincent.

89:00

Assist by Billy Bodin.

89:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Chapell - Torquay 4 - 2 Cheltenham Jordan Chapell slots the ball left footed into the goal. Torquay 4-2 Cheltenham.

88:18

Clearance by Aaron Downes.

87:25

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

87:16

Ben Harding concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Elliott.

86:59

Jason Taylor has an effort at goal. Martin Rice safely holds on.

86:53

Clearance made by Krystian Pearce.

86:17

Clearance made by Lee Mansell.

86:02

Dale Tonge crosses the ball.

84:44

Clearance by Steve Elliott.

84:42

The ball is crossed by Jordan Chapell.

84:11

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

83:52

Jamie Cureton is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

83:15

Jordan Chapell has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

83:04

Clearance made by James Wilson.

82:57

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Mansell.

82:23

Jordan Chapell takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

81:31

Clearance by Lee Mansell.

81:15

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

81:11

Elliot Benyon is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

80:06

The ball is sent over by Jordan Chapell.

79:39

Aaron Downes takes the free kick.

79:26

Jermaine McGlashan concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Bodin.

79:15

Dale Tonge makes a clearance.

79:06

Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance.

78:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Mansell.

78:29 Substitution

Substitution David Noble leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Taylor.

78:20 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Cureton on for Terry Gornell.

77:46

Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line.

76:51

Jordan Chapell sends in a cross.

76:36

Clearance by Byron Harrison.

76:24

Corner taken by Lee Mansell.

76:02

Elliot Benyon takes a shot.

74:53

Shot by Ashley Vincent went wide of the left-hand post.

74:30

Thomas Cruise manages to make a clearance.

74:04

Thomas Cruise makes a clearance.

73:45

Corner taken by David Noble from the right by-line.

73:18

Keith Lowe makes a clearance.

73:15

Martin Rice takes the free kick.

72:53

Ashley Vincent is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

71:13

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Scott Brown catches the ball.

70:32 Substitution

Substitution Elliot Benyon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Karl Hawley.

69:01

Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance.

67:51

Corner taken by Lee Mansell from the right by-line.

67:14

Shot by Ben Harding. A parry by Scott Brown prevents the goal.

67:02

Clearance by Steve Elliott.

66:30

Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.

66:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Noble.

65:52

Clearance made by Aaron Downes.

65:46

Corner taken by David Noble from the left by-line.

64:15

Assist by Russell Penn.

64:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Terry Gornell - Torquay 3 - 2 Cheltenham Terry Gornell scores with their right foot. Torquay 3-2 Cheltenham.

63:33

The ball is crossed by Dale Tonge.

62:48

Clearance by Keith Lowe.

62:18

Shot by Steve Elliott went over the net.

62:10

Clearance by Ben Harding.

61:57

Free kick crossed by David Noble.

61:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Cruise on Russell Penn.

60:54

Clearance by Lee Mansell.

59:54 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Vincent replaces Matt Richards.

59:12

Aaron Downes makes a clearance.

59:01

Clearance by Aaron Downes.

58:30

Clearance made by Krystian Pearce.

58:19

Clearance by Aaron Downes.

57:04

Clearance made by Krystian Pearce.

56:48

Karl Hawley takes a fantastic shot and missed to the right of the net.

56:12

Header at goal by Steve Elliott goes right of the post.

55:48

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Noble.

54:56

Clearance by Scott Brown.

53:35

Clearance by James Wilson.

53:23

Jordan Chapell sends in a cross.

52:56

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

52:23

Terry Gornell challenges Aaron Downes unfairly and gives away a free kick.

51:26

Ben Harding makes a clearance.

51:15

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Noble.

50:47

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Matt Richards.

49:39 Booking

Booking

49:39

Caution for Aaron Downes.

49:21

Unfair challenge on Byron Harrison by Aaron Downes results in a free kick.

48:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Hawley - Torquay 3 - 1 Cheltenham Karl Hawley scores with their right foot. Torquay 3-1 Cheltenham.

46:28

Terry Gornell has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

46:11

Clearance by Lee Mansell.

45:20

Clearance made by Aaron Downes.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:45 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +2:09

The assist for the goal came from Karl Hawley.

45:00 +2:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Callum Ball - Torquay 2 - 1 Cheltenham Callum Ball slots the ball left footed into the goal. Torquay 2-1 Cheltenham.

44:50

Free kick taken by Ben Harding.

44:29 Booking

Booking

44:29

David Noble receives a caution.

44:21

David Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Mansell.

44:06

Terry Gornell makes a clearance.

43:51

Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line.

43:19

Clearance made by Terry Gornell.

43:14

Corner taken by Martin Rice.

42:51

The ball is sent over by Thomas Cruise.

41:58

Shot by Byron Harrison went wide right of the target.

41:51

Jermaine McGlashan produces a cross.

41:28

Clearance by Lee Mansell.

41:22

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Noble.

40:44

Clearance made by Krystian Pearce.

40:06

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

39:42

The offside flag is raised against Karl Hawley.

38:20

Clearance by Aaron Downes.

38:09

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

37:28

Callum Ball is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

37:09

James Wilson manages to make a clearance.

35:04

James Wilson makes a clearance.

33:53

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

33:47

Unfair challenge on Aaron Downes by Terry Gornell results in a free kick.

33:05

Shot by Lee Mansell.

31:49

Karl Hawley has an effort at goal. Scott Brown blocks the ball.

31:34

Billy Bodin delivers the ball.

31:10

Clearance made by Aaron Downes.

30:02

Terry Gornell takes a fantastic shot and strikes the bar.

28:56

Steve Elliott has a headed effort at goal.

28:39

Corner taken by Matt Richards from the right by-line.

28:25

Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance.

28:18

Free kick crossed by David Noble.

27:38

Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine McGlashan.

26:53

Billy Bodin has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

26:23

Martin Rice takes the free kick.

26:12

Krystian Pearce fouled by Byron Harrison, the ref awards a free kick.

26:01

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

25:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Hawley on Russell Penn.

25:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Harding.

24:03

Matt Richards manages to make a clearance.

23:53

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

23:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce by Byron Harrison.

23:09

Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.

22:14

Clearance made by Aaron Downes.

22:09

Free kick taken by David Noble.

21:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Krystian Pearce on David Noble.

20:00

Clearance by Krystian Pearce.

18:42

Steve Elliott takes the free kick.

18:09

Unfair challenge on Terry Gornell by Lee Mansell results in a free kick.

17:50

Centre by Thomas Cruise.

17:28

Clearance made by Ben Harding.

17:20

Corner taken by Matt Richards.

16:41

Terry Gornell takes a shot.

16:15

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

15:42

Billy Bodin challenges James Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

15:23

Aaron Downes manages to make a clearance.

12:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Byron Harrison - Torquay 1 - 1 Cheltenham Byron Harrison scores with a header. Torquay 1-1 Cheltenham.

12:29

James Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

11:22

Unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by Aaron Downes results in a free kick.

10:54

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

10:47

Byron Harrison is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

10:34

Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

10:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Callum Ball.

10:14

Centre by Jordan Chapell.

9:46

Clearance by Sido Jombati.

9:19

Terry Gornell is ruled offside.

8:02

Aaron Downes makes a clearance.

7:41

Clearance made by Steve Elliott.

7:38

The ball is crossed by Dale Tonge.

5:45

James Wilson manages to make a clearance.

5:42

The ball is sent over by Callum Ball.

5:10

Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance.

4:44

The ball is swung over by David Noble.

2:00

Assist on the goal came from Jordan Chapell.

2:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Callum Ball - Torquay 1 - 0 Cheltenham Callum Ball scores with a left foot finish. Torquay 1-0 Cheltenham.

0:58

Clearance made by Dale Tonge.

0:30

Shot by Ben Harding went over the crossbar.

0:18

Centre by Karl Hawley.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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