Morecambe 1-1 Torquay

New signing Karl Hawley's first goal for Torquay earned his side a point against Morecambe.

Ryan Williams opened the scoring for the hosts after Andy Fleming created the space for his team-mate to unleash a superb swirling effort from 25 yards.

Torquay levelled with Hawley's clinical strike from the edge of the area.

Gulls defender Dale Tonge was sent off on 85 minutes for a foul on Joe McGee, and McGee almost took advantage when he hit the post in injury-time.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"The positive is that we're off the mark, but I don't think we deserved to win the game.

"We started well and got on top. My disappointment is that you get in the position where you get a team on the ropes and you want to finish them off - we had a great opportunity to get amongst them and we took our foot off the gas.

"It was like a cat getting a mouse and playing around with it, instead of killing it. While it's 1-0, the other team is in with a shout."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 05 Hughes
  • 06 Diagne
  • 08 Wright
  • 22 Parrish
  • 10 Williams
  • 16 Drummond Booked (Kenyon - 73' )
  • 17 Fleming
  • 09 Sampson
  • 20 Mwasile (McGee - 84' )
  • 27 Amond

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 18 Bell
  • 23 Doyle
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 19 McGee
  • 21 McGowan
  • 24 Woods

Torquay

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Tonge Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Pearce
  • 07 Mansell
  • 08 Harding
  • 10 Bodin (Sullivan - 89' )
  • 12 Chapell (Cameron - 57' )
  • 09 Hawley (Lathrope - 88' )
  • 16 Ball

Substitutes

  • 33 Thompson
  • 21 Cruise
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 11 Cameron
  • 15 Thompson
  • 31 Sullivan
  • 14 Yeoman
Ref: Clark
Att: 1,555

Match Stats

Shots

19 11

On target

5 3

Corners

5 5

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:39 Full time

Full Time The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:03

Joe McGee takes a shot and struck the post.

90:00 +2:14

Shot by Ryan Williams cleared the net.

90:00 +2:07

Ryan Williams restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:44

Daniel Sullivan concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Kenyon.

90:00 +0:12

Free kick taken by Martin Rice.

89:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jack Sampson.

89:43

Tony Diagne takes the free kick.

89:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Krystian Pearce on Jack Sampson.

88:50 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Sullivan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Bodin.

88:15

Free kick taken by Martin Rice.

88:09

Foul by Padraig Amond on Aaron Downes, free kick awarded.

87:08 Substitution

Substitution Damon Lathrope on for Karl Hawley.

86:48

The ball is crossed by Andrew Fleming.

86:04

Padraig Amond takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

85:33

Clearance by Aaron Downes.

85:25

Mark Hughes takes the free kick.

85:07

Red card for Dale Tonge.

85:07 Dismissal

Dismissal

84:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dale Tonge on Joe McGee.

84:25

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

84:08

Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

83:21 Substitution

Substitution Joe McGee is brought on as a substitute for Joe Mwasile.

83:02

Callum Ball fouled by Andrew Fleming, the ref awards a free kick.

81:22

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

81:16

Dale Tonge sends in a cross.

79:25

Clearance made by Martin Rice.

79:14

Chance falls to Jack Sampson who heads at goal. Martin Rice parries the effort to safety.

79:10

The ball is sent over by Andrew Fleming.

77:43

The ball is swung over by Billy Bodin.

76:28

The ball is delivered by Ryan Williams.

75:13

Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

74:48

The assistant referee flags for offside against Callum Ball.

72:15 Substitution

Substitution Alex Kenyon is brought on as a substitute for Stewart Drummond.

72:02

Shot by Billy Bodin went over the crossbar.

71:24

Shot by Lee Mansell went wide left of the target.

71:11

Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

71:07

Dale Tonge crosses the ball.

69:57

Clearance made by Barry Roche.

69:49

Ben Harding takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

68:37

Header at goal by Aaron Downes goes over the frame of the goal.

68:22

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

68:06

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hughes.

65:52

Shot by Callum Ball went harmlessly over the bar.

65:46

Courtney Cameron produces a cross.

65:07

Clearance made by Martin Rice.

64:50

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Martin Rice safely holds on.

64:43

The ball is crossed by Ryan Williams.

64:12

Martin Rice makes a clearance.

63:54

Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

63:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Williams by Ben Harding.

63:08

Stewart Drummond takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

62:58

Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance.

62:51

Ryan Williams crosses the ball in from the free kick.

62:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Mwasile by Courtney Cameron.

61:46

The ball is swung over by Billy Bodin.

59:32

Andrew Wright takes the free kick.

59:11

Aaron Downes concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Sampson.

58:25

Header at goal by Tony Diagne goes right of the post.

58:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Williams.

56:50 Substitution

Substitution Courtney Cameron joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jordan Chapell.

55:29

Shot by Andrew Fleming went wide right of the net.

55:17

The ball is crossed by Ryan Williams.

54:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Hawley - Morecambe 1 - 1 Torquay Karl Hawley slots the ball right footed into the goal. Morecambe 1-1 Torquay.

53:22

Barry Roche takes the free kick.

53:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Krystian Pearce.

52:37

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

52:13

Clearance made by Stewart Drummond.

51:56

Andrew Parrish manages to make a clearance.

51:51

Ben Harding restarts play with the free kick.

51:34 Booking

Booking

51:34

Stewart Drummond is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

51:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Drummond on Dale Tonge.

50:42

Ryan Williams delivers the ball.

49:52

Callum Ball takes the free kick.

49:38

Unfair challenge on Dale Tonge by Andrew Wright results in a free kick.

48:54

Shot by Jack Sampson went wide left of the goal.

47:52

Barry Roche takes the free kick.

47:31

Andrew Parrish fouled by Aaron Downes, the ref awards a free kick.

47:11

Free kick taken by Ben Harding.

46:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Stewart Drummond.

45:51

Dale Tonge takes the free kick.

45:45

Foul by Jack Sampson on Krystian Pearce, free kick awarded.

45:38

The ball is swung over by Billy Bodin.

45:23

Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

45:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Sampson on Aaron Downes.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:18 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:42

Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:30

Karl Hawley handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

45:00 +0:19

Header by Jack Sampson misses left.

45:00 +0:04

Andrew Wright restarts play with the free kick.

44:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Downes on Padraig Amond.

44:13

Clearance made by Aaron Downes.

44:10

Jack Sampson crosses the ball.

43:35

Clearance made by Barry Roche.

43:28

The ball is sent over by Dale Tonge.

43:12

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jordan Chapell.

42:56

Shot by Ben Harding. Barry Roche parries the effort to safety.

42:54

Free kick taken by Ben Harding.

42:15

Callum Ball fouled by Stewart Drummond, the ref awards a free kick.

41:51

Aaron Downes takes the free kick.

41:46

Jack Sampson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce.

40:47

Aaron Downes takes the free kick.

40:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by Andrew Wright.

40:31

Lee Mansell makes a clearance.

40:22

Corner taken by Ryan Williams.

40:06

The ball is delivered by Padraig Amond.

39:50

Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

39:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Harding on Andrew Fleming.

38:04

Martin Rice makes a clearance.

37:53

Tony Diagne takes a shot. Martin Rice safely holds on.

37:30

Corner taken by Ryan Williams.

32:41

Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

32:36

The ball is crossed by Jordan Chapell.

31:08

Shot by Joe Mwasile missed to the left of the target.

30:58

Aaron Downes manages to make a clearance.

30:51

Corner taken by Ryan Williams from the right by-line.

30:35

Tony Diagne crosses the ball.

29:08

Clearance by Krystian Pearce.

29:02

The ball is delivered by Padraig Amond.

28:50

Barry Roche takes the free kick.

28:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Jordan Chapell.

24:16

Assist on the goal came from Andrew Fleming.

24:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Williams - Morecambe 1 - 0 Torquay Ryan Williams grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Morecambe 1-0 Torquay.

20:51

Clearance by Martin Rice.

20:22

Free kick crossed by Ryan Williams.

20:05

Dale Tonge booked.

20:05 Booking

Booking

19:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dale Tonge on Andrew Fleming.

15:25

Tony Diagne takes a shot and cleared the goal.

15:23

Tony Diagne takes the free kick.

14:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Hawley on Stewart Drummond.

13:39

Billy Bodin takes a fantastic shot and strikes the bar.

13:21

Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

13:12

Free kick crossed by Ryan Williams.

12:43

Unfair challenge on Padraig Amond by Kevin Nicholson results in a free kick.

12:07

Padraig Amond takes a shot and hits the post.

8:46

Andrew Fleming takes a shot and cleared the net.

6:37

Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

6:34

Jordan Chapell crosses the ball.

5:31

Shot by Joe Mwasile went wide left of the goal.

5:15

Andrew Parrish manages to make a clearance.

4:47

Corner taken by Lee Mansell.

4:33

Callum Ball takes a shot. Andrew Parrish gets a block in.

4:16

Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

4:10

Foul by Jack Sampson on Kevin Nicholson, free kick awarded.

3:12

Header by Tony Diagne goes harmlessly over the bar.

3:01

Corner taken by Andrew Fleming from the left by-line.

2:38

Joe Mwasile takes a shot. A parry by Martin Rice prevents the goal.

1:16

Header at goal by Callum Ball to the left of the net.

0:58

Lee Mansell takes the free kick.

0:35

Stewart Drummond challenges Callum Ball unfairly and gives away a free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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