Substitute Kal Naismith scored a superb winner as Accrington inflicted a third straight defeat on League Two relegation rivals Torquay.

Torquay's Joss Labadie had two headers cleared off the line by Michael Liddle.

Gulls keeper Michael Poke tipped over a header from his own team-mate and made a one-handed stop when George Bowerman shot from Piero Mingoia's cross.

But Naismith scored the winner after skipping past three defenders and side-footing into the corner of the goal.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Torquay United

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Tonge
  • 21 Cruise Booked (Nicholson - 45' )
  • 07 Mansell (Stevens - 85' )
  • 05 Pearce
  • 29 O'Connor
  • 12 Chapell
  • 18 Labadie Booked
  • 09 Hawley (O'Brien - 85' )
  • 17 Goodwin
  • 27 Wilkinson

Substitutes

  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 08 Harding
  • 13 Rice
  • 23 Stevens
  • 25 O'Brien
  • 26 Benyon

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli
  • 16 Hunt Booked
  • 03 Liddle
  • 02 Murphy
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard
  • 13 Molyneux
  • 04 Joyce Booked
  • 24 Odejayi
  • 44 Bowerman (Naismith - 69' )
  • 15 Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 07 McCartan
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 11 Naismith
  • 17 Gray
  • 20 Windass
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 33 Hazeldine
Ref: Simon Hooper
Att: 2,218

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

6 2

Corners

8 8

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Torquay United 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

90:00 +3:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

90:00 +2:35

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:35

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

90:00 +0:35

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jordan Chapell.

89:51

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

89:51

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:13

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Torquay United).

88:13

(Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:37

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:37

Foul by Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley).

85:35

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

85:13

Attempt saved. Aiden O'Brien (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

84:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Danny Stevens replaces Lee Mansell.

84:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Aiden O'Brien replaces Karl Hawley.

84:08

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

83:55

Attempt blocked. Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

79:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

78:55

Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

78:05

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:05

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

76:01

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

74:00

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:58

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United).

73:21 Booking

Booking Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

71:36 Booking

Booking Joss Labadie (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

71:07

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

71:07

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

68:54

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:54

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

68:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Kal Naismith replaces George Bowerman.

68:09

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

68:09

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

65:42

Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

63:51

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:51

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).

62:39

Attempt saved. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

62:00

Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:56

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

61:07

Attempt missed. Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

60:45

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Lee Mansell.

59:06

Hand ball by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

58:49

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

58:16

Attempt saved. Joss Labadie (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

57:57

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

57:47

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

57:19

Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:12

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:12

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

55:21

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

54:13

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

54:13

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:22

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:22

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

51:09

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

50:41

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

49:46

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:46

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

48:35 Booking

Booking Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

48:31

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

48:31

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

47:36

Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:20

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

45:20

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Kevin Nicholson replaces Thomas Cruise because of an injury.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

44:45

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

43:55

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Lee Mansell.

43:45

Attempt blocked. Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

41:52

Foul by Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley).

41:52

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

40:07

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Poke.

39:25 Booking

Booking Thomas Cruise (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

39:18

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:18

Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

30:10

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

29:52

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Lee Mansell.

29:38

Attempt blocked. Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

25:55

Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:47

Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:47

Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

17:58

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

17:18

Attempt blocked. Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:03

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Poke.

12:00

Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

9:13

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United).

9:13

(Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:52

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:52

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

6:36

Attempt missed. Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

5:00

Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:59

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

0:47

Hand ball by George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley).

0:25

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:25

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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