Torquay 2-0 Hereford

Torquay United secured their first back-to-back home league wins of the season as Hereford suffered their first defeat in five games.

Left-back Kevin Nicholson's free-kick from an acute angle put the Gulls ahead following a foul on Billy Bodin.

Winger Bodin, on loan from Swindon, then made it 2-0 before the break with a simple tap-in after a flowing move.

Nathan Elder headed over for Hereford before Taiwo Atieno's shot was cleared off the line to deny the Gulls a third.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay boss Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

A solid back four made our team - Ling

"The most pleasing part of the week is the two clean sheets if I'm honest.

"We've scored six goals in two games but we've looked solid at the back.

"Rene Howe is a force to be reckoned with and someone you can build off."

Hereford manager Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

Pitman rues refereeing decisions

"I think this was a game of two halves in all honesty but we didn't really show what we were performing like in the last three of four games in the first half.

"But the lads have had a very good go at it in the second half and we might have nicked something somewhere along the line.

"The referee has got to be very certain that ball was over the line (for the first goal), but I thought the second one was dubious as well and I think he has made a mistake there as there was a foul on the edge of the box."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Torquay

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 06 Saah
  • 18 Oastler
  • 04 Ellis
  • 07 Mansell
  • 10 O'Kane
  • 15 Bodin
  • 19 Stevens (McPhee - 73' )
  • 22 Lathrope Booked
  • 09 Howe (Atieno - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 16 McPhee
  • 17 Halpin
  • 23 Atieno

Hereford

  • 28 Cornell
  • 02 Green Booked
  • 20 Dalibard (Heath - 46' )
  • 24 Stam
  • 29 Todd (Arquin - 46' )
  • 06 Purdie
  • 07 Leslie Booked
  • 08 Featherstone
  • 18 Clist
  • 21 Barkh'zen (Townsend - 90' )
  • 25 Elder

Substitutes

  • 38 Hoult
  • 03 Heath
  • 05 Townsend
  • 14 McQuilkin
  • 09 Arquin
Ref: Graham
Att: 2,459

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

6 1

Corners

8 9

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:50 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:16

Stefan Stam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane. Brian Saah takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:54

Unfair challenge on Taiwo Atieno by Simon Clist results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Brian Saah.

90:00 +1:15

The ball is crossed by Steven Leslie, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:17

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Featherstone, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

89:06 Substitution

Substitution Michael Townsend joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Barkhuizen.

88:27

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save by David Cornell.

87:41

Nicky Featherstone sends in a cross, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

87:03

The ball is crossed by Tom Barkhuizen, Joe Oastler gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Featherstone from the left by-line.

85:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris McPhee on Tom Barkhuizen. Free kick taken by Steven Leslie. Steven Leslie takes the inswinging corner, save made by Robert Olejnik.

84:11

Damon Lathrope takes a shot. Blocked by Stefan Stam.

83:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Leslie by Joe Oastler. David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

82:43

Indirect free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

82:43 Booking

Booking Ryan Green booked.

82:08

The ball is crossed by Joe Oastler, clearance made by Ryan Green. Taiwo Atieno takes a shot. Ryan Green manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Green on Billy Bodin.

79:27

The ball is delivered by Billy Bodin, blocked by Stefan Stam. Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, clearance made by Stefan Stam.

78:31

Eunan O'Kane fouled by Steven Leslie, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Oastler takes the indirect free kick.

78:17

Steven Leslie sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

77:40

Shot from long range by Steven Leslie misses to the right of the target.

76:05 Substitution

Substitution Taiwo Atieno comes on in place of Rene Howe.

76:05

Corner taken by Nicky Featherstone, clearance made by Joe Oastler. A cross is delivered by Nicky Featherstone, clearance by Mark Ellis.

75:53

The ball is delivered by Yoann Arquin.

74:49

Simon Clist takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Ellis. Steven Leslie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Kevin Nicholson.

74:03

Lee Mansell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Leslie. Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Featherstone.

72:46 Substitution

Substitution Chris McPhee on for Danny Stevens.

69:30

Foul by Tom Barkhuizen on Kevin Nicholson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

67:59

Centre by Tom Barkhuizen, Header from close range by Nathan Elder clears the bar.

65:59

Lee Mansell challenges Steven Leslie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Heath.

65:20

Effort from outside the penalty box by Steven Leslie goes wide right of the target.

64:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Oastler by Simon Clist. Joe Oastler restarts play with the free kick, Danny Stevens has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

63:20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Featherstone, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

61:04

Centre by Billy Bodin, clearance made by Robert Purdie.

60:48

The ball is sent over by Steven Leslie, clearance made by Damon Lathrope.

60:30

The ball is swung over by Yoann Arquin, Joe Oastler manages to make a clearance. The ball is sent over by Yoann Arquin.

59:30

Rene Howe takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

58:10

Unfair challenge on Joe Heath by Billy Bodin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stefan Stam.

57:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Nicky Featherstone. Free kick taken by Steven Leslie.

56:47

Effort from the edge of the box by Billy Bodin goes wide of the left-hand post.

55:39

Tom Barkhuizen sends in a cross, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

54:55

A cross is delivered by Steven Leslie, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

51:27

Robert Purdie takes the indirect free kick.

51:27 Booking

Booking Damon Lathrope receives a caution.

51:16

Robert Purdie fouled by Damon Lathrope, the ref awards a free kick.

50:51

The ball is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, Joe Heath makes a clearance.

48:22

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Featherstone, save made by Robert Olejnik.

46:13

Danny Stevens takes a shot. Save by David Cornell. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Eunan O'Kane from the left by-line.

45:03 Substitution

Substitution Joe Heath is brought on as a substitute for Benoit Dalibard.

45:03 Substitution

Substitution Andy Todd leaves the field to be replaced by Yoann Arquin.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:42

Joe Oastler concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Elder. Free kick taken by Benoit Dalibard.

44:36

Nicky Featherstone takes a shot. Mark Ellis gets a block in. Simon Clist takes a shot. Blocked by Brian Saah.

44:03 Booking

Booking Steven Leslie receives a yellow card for dissent.

43:34

Assist on the goal came from Rene Howe.

43:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Bodin - Torquay 2 - 0 Hereford Billy Bodin grabs a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 2-0 Hereford.

42:05

Shot from just outside the box by Danny Stevens goes over the target.

39:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Nicholson - Torquay 1 - 0 Hereford Kevin Nicholson grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Hereford.

38:34

Unfair challenge on Billy Bodin by Benoit Dalibard results in a free kick.

37:56

Robert Purdie challenges Damon Lathrope unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Saah takes the free kick.

37:23

Effort from inside the area by Rene Howe misses to the left of the goal.

36:13

Foul by Nathan Elder on Brian Saah, free kick awarded. Brian Saah takes the indirect free kick.

35:54

The ball is swung over by Kevin Nicholson.

35:02

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Benoit Dalibard makes a clearance.

34:33

Steven Leslie takes a shot.

33:06

Kevin Nicholson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Purdie. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Leslie. Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Leslie, save by Robert Olejnik.

32:16

Effort from the edge of the area by Eunan O'Kane goes wide of the left-hand post.

31:06

Steven Leslie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Bodin. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.

29:40

Foul by Rene Howe on Ryan Green, free kick awarded. David Cornell takes the free kick.

27:17

Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross, clearance made by Andy Todd.

25:37

The referee gives a free kick against Joe Oastler for handball. David Cornell takes the indirect free kick.

24:06

Corner from the right by-line taken by Eunan O'Kane, save by David Cornell.

23:08

Long range shot by Billy Bodin goes wide right of the goal.

21:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Andy Todd. Lee Mansell takes the free kick.

19:10

Simon Clist takes a shot. Mark Ellis gets a block in. Corner taken by Nicky Featherstone, The ball is sent over by Simon Clist, save made by Robert Olejnik.

16:03

A cross is delivered by Danny Stevens, Rene Howe has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

15:32

The ball is sent over by Billy Bodin, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

13:58

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, The ball is crossed by Eunan O'Kane. Kevin Nicholson takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the area by Mark Ellis misses to the right of the target.

12:39

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save made by David Cornell. Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Simon Clist.

9:26

Steven Leslie sends in a cross, save by Robert Olejnik.

7:04

Effort from the edge of the area by Steven Leslie goes wide of the left-hand post.

4:32

Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, clearance made by Nathan Elder.

3:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane by Simon Clist. Damon Lathrope takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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