FA Cup - First Round
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Torquay United 0-2 Rochdale

Scott Hogan and Peter Vincenti struck late to send Rochdale past Torquay and into the second round of the FA Cup.

Gulls keeper Martin Rice had to save efforts from Andrew Tutte and Matthew Lund as Rochdale dominated early on.

Torquay had a rare chance when Anthony O'Connor's header was cleared off the line on 27 minutes.

But Hogan finished crisply in the 85th minute and then contributed to the second as his saved shot fell to Vincenti, who crashed in off the bar.

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Torquay United manager Alan Knill speaks to BBC Radio Devon:

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Post-match: Torquay boss Knill

"I have to be honest - we didn't play well, but if you don't play well, don't lose, and it gets to 80 minutes and you think OK we'll take it back there, but we just switched off.

"There wasn't too much in the game. My keeper's not made too many saves and their keeper's not made too many saves - it took us 15 minutes to get a grip of the shape they were playing.

"We lacked a little creativity and we just have to be careful that when we put Paul (McCallum) in the team, that you just don't go back to front. We don't want the players to go back to front, we try and ask them to pass it."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We deserved it. From the start to the end, I thought there was only one team that was going to win it.

"I'm really pleased that we're through to the next round. We should have had one or two more goals, but to win 2-0 away from home - I'm over the moon."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 3Nicholson
  • 7Mansell
  • 4Downes
  • 29O'ConnorBooked at 13mins
  • 12ChapellSubstituted forCraigat 78'minutes
  • 17McCourt
  • 19McCallum
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forHawleyat 78'minutes
  • 23AzeezSubstituted forCameronat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 5Pearce
  • 9Hawley
  • 11Cameron
  • 20Craig
  • 21Cruise
  • 36Mozika

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 12Lund
  • 25Rose
  • 22O'Connell
  • 6LancashireBooked at 40mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 58minsSubstituted forDoneat 81'minutes
  • 8Tutte
  • 7Vincenti
  • 11Hogan
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 14Héry
  • 16Done
  • 21Thomson
  • 24Allen
  • 38Dicker
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
1,976

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home4
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away9
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Rochdale 2.

Hand ball by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 0, Rochdale 2. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 0, Rochdale 1. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Done.

Attempt saved. Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Joseph Rafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Karl Hawley replaces Elliot Benyon.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Nathan Craig replaces Jordan Chapell.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Andrew Tutte.

Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Jak McCourt (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

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

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

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

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Scott Hogan (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

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