An injury-time winner from Ashley Yeoman aided troubled Torquay's survival bid as they edged past Bury.

The Gulls struck first when captain Lee Mansell headed in a Dale Tonge cross early on, but the chances of League football next season looked dimmer as Clive Platt converted a left foot shot.

But sub Yeoman, returning after a loan spell at Dorchester, had the last word.

Coming on with 15 minutes to play, he pounced on a loose ball and scored from eight yards in injury time.

Torquay remain bottom of the table, five points from safety, but are catching up with second-bottom Northampton, who lost 3-0 against Rochdale.

Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's really disappointing for us as a team and a club, but certainly for the fans that have made the difficult trip down. I'm gutted for them.

"We've set good standards since I've been at the football club and we fell short of those standards."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Torquay United

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Pearce Booked
  • 07 Mansell Booked
  • 17 Goodwin
  • 26 Benyon Booked (Yeoman - 77' )
  • 25 Showunmi (Stockley - 76' )
  • 11 Cameron Booked (Stevens - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Poke
  • 08 Harding
  • 09 Hawley
  • 14 Yeoman
  • 19 Stockley
  • 23 Stevens
  • 29 O'Connor

Bury

  • 30 Charles-Cook
  • 07 Jones
  • 19 Soares (Hussey - 55' )
  • 03 McNulty
  • 34 Mills Booked
  • 29 Veseli
  • 12 Sedgwick
  • 16 Tutte
  • 15 Mayor (Carroll - 94' )
  • 18 Nardiello (Akpa-Akpro - 73' )
  • 22 Platt

Substitutes

  • 04 Hinds
  • 10 Grimes
  • 11 Hussey
  • 14 Young
  • 17 Akpa-Akpro
  • 21 Jensen
  • 24 Carroll
Ref: David Phillips
Att: 1,738

Match Stats

Shots

11 7

On target

4 4

Corners

8 2

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Torquay United 2, Bury 1.

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, Bury 1.

90:00 +3:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Jake Carroll replaces Danny Mayor.

90:00 +0:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 2, Bury 1. Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Stevens.

88:52

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

86:11

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Craig Jones.

85:32

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

84:05

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

84:05

Clive Platt (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:15

Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:09

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Bury) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

79:54 Booking

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

79:23

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

79:23

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:11

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

78:11

Foul by Clive Platt (Bury).

76:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Elliot Benyon.

75:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Enoch Showunmi.

75:12

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

73:42

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

73:00

Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:59

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

72:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Daniel Nardiello.

69:25

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

67:26

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

67:26

Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

66:11

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

66:03

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

65:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 1, Bury 1. Clive Platt (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

64:24

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

64:24

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:03

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

64:03

Pablo Mills (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:04

Attempt saved. Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:21

Hand ball by Chris Hussey (Bury).

56:31

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

56:31

Foul by Frederic Veseli (Bury).

55:46

Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:46

Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

54:46

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

54:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Chris Hussey replaces Tom Soares.

53:28 Booking

Booking Pablo Mills (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

53:23

Danny Stevens (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:23

Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

52:15 Booking

Booking Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

52:12

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

52:12

Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:09

Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Torquay United).

50:09

Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:43

Attempt missed. Clive Platt (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

45:47

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

45:00

Second Half begins Torquay United 1, Bury 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Danny Stevens replaces Courtney Cameron because of an injury.

45:00 +2:28 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Torquay United 1, Bury 0.

45:00 +1:02 Booking

Booking Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +1:00

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:57

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

44:13

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

44:13

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

41:56

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

41:56

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:42

Attempt missed. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

31:46 Booking

Booking Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

31:07

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

31:07

Foul by Chris Sedgwick (Bury).

29:00

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:57

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

26:04

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

23:33

Attempt missed. Craig Jones (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

22:29

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

22:29

Foul by Chris Sedgwick (Bury).

19:46

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:46

Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

18:51

Attempt missed. Enoch Showunmi (Torquay United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

18:33

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:26

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

15:08

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

14:34

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

14:34

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:33

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).

11:33

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:10

Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Torquay United).

10:10

(Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:44

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Tom Soares.

7:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 1, Bury 0. Lee Mansell (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dale Tonge.

6:17

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

6:17

Clive Platt (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:44

Attempt blocked. Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

4:42

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Craig Jones.

3:18

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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