First-half goals from Krystian Pearce and Jayden Stockley gave Torquay United manager Chris Hargreaves a winning start against AFC Wimbledon.

Centre-half Pearce pounced on a loose ball after Ross Worner saved from Stockley, to put the visitors ahead.

Stockley then beat Will Antwi in the air to nod home the Gulls' second.

George Francomb had an effort cleared off the line by Aaron Downes but the visitors held on for victory to end a five-match winless run.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"It was drivel from us and they had the new manager bounce.

"You can only worry about your own performance levels and I'm at a loss to why we were like that.

"We were tired after the Christmas period, and we freshened them up, but we didn't really warm up very well, which was a concern, and we warned them about them playing a high tempo to impress the new manager.

"But we played the most lethargic first half I have ever seen, and when you play with 10 players who don't turn up, then it's very hard to win a football game."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Worner
  • 02 Fuller Booked
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 05 Frampton
  • 06 Bennett (Arthur - 45' )
  • 14 Antwi
  • 08 Moore Booked
  • 07 Francomb (Morris - 89' )
  • 10 Midson
  • 26 Wyke
  • 11 Moore (Sainte-Luce - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Sainte-Luce
  • 18 Sheringham
  • 19 Arthur
  • 22 Brown
  • 25 Jacquart
  • 27 Morris
  • 32 NIghtingale

Torquay United

  • 01 Poke
  • 29 O'Connor
  • 03 Nicholson Booked
  • 06 Lathrope Booked
  • 05 Pearce
  • 04 Downes
  • 07 Mansell Booked
  • 18 Labadie
  • 09 Hawley
  • 19 Stockley (Bodin - 81' )
  • 26 Benyon

Substitutes

  • 02 Tonge
  • 10 Bodin
  • 11 Cameron
  • 12 Chapell
  • 13 Rice
  • 17 Goodwin
  • 20 Craig
Ref: Darren Deadman
Att: 4,339

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

1 5

Corners

6 2

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Torquay United 2.

90:00 +3:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Torquay United 2.

90:00 +1:36

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

90:00 +1:22

Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United).

90:00 +1:22

Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:40 Booking

Booking Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:35

Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:35

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

90:00 +0:09

Attempt blocked. Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

89:11

Joss Labadie (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:11

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

88:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Aaron Morris replaces George Francomb.

84:49

Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

84:49

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:52

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Will Antwi.

81:13

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.

80:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Billy Bodin replaces Jayden Stockley.

79:49

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:49

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

79:06

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

78:49

Attempt blocked. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

77:34

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.

73:37 Booking

Booking Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

73:30

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).

73:30

Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:29

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:29

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

68:53

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

68:14

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

68:14

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

67:58

Attempt missed. Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

66:50

Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:50

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

64:30

Attempt missed. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

64:03

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

61:50

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is too high.

60:00

Attempt saved. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

59:22

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

59:22

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

57:07

Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

57:07

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:00 Booking

Booking Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

53:00

Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:50

Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United).

51:30

Aaron Downes (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:30

Foul by Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon).

51:15

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

51:15

Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:36

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:36

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

46:08

Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:08

Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon).

45:00

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Torquay United 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Chris Arthur replaces Alan Bennett.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Luke Moore.

45:00 +2:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Torquay United 2.

45:00 +0:13

Attempt missed. Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

42:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Torquay United 2. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony O'Connor with a cross.

40:22 Booking

Booking Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

40:14

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:14

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

39:56

Attempt blocked. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

37:21

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

37:21

Luke Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:21

Joss Labadie (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:21

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

31:45

Attempt missed. Luke Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

31:00 Booking

Booking Lee Mansell (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

28:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Torquay United 1. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jayden Stockley.

27:57

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

27:00

Joss Labadie (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:58

Foul by Luke Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

24:00

Attempt missed. Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

23:35

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

23:35

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:51

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

22:23

Joss Labadie (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:23

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

18:27

Attempt missed. Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is too high.

17:35

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

17:35

Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14:12

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

13:15

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

8:07

Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:07

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

7:14

Attempt missed. Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

5:20

Attempt saved. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

4:00

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:59

Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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