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Torquay United 1-3 Exeter City

Torquay fell back into the relegation zone as Exeter returned to winning ways with victory in the Devon derby.

Gulls striker Karl Hawley saw his early penalty saved, after Liam Sercombe's foul on Billy Bodin, and Exeter went ahead via Tom Nichols' long-range shot.

A superb solo goal from David Wheeler made it 2-0 to the Grecians before the hosts pulled one back when Hawley converted Elliot Benyon's cross.

But Alan Gow's clinical finish with five minutes left made sure of the win.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Poke
  • 2Tonge
  • 21Cruise
  • 7MansellBooked at 77mins
  • 4DownesBooked at 63mins
  • 29O'Connor
  • 11CameronSubstituted forChapellat 75'minutes
  • 17McCourtSubstituted forBenyonat 68'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 9Hawley
  • 10Bodin
  • 36Mozika

Substitutes

  • 5Pearce
  • 12Chapell
  • 13Rice
  • 20Craig
  • 22Chaney
  • 26Benyon
  • 31Sullivan

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Butterfield
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 35GillSubstituted forGrimesat 16'minutes
  • 4Bennett
  • 5Baldwin
  • 32Wheeler
  • 7Sercombe
  • 25ParkinSubstituted forDaviesat 78'minutes
  • 20Nichols
  • 10GowSubstituted forKeohaneat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 11Davies
  • 18Reid
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 22Keohane
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
4,231

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Exeter City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Exeter City 3.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Aaron Downes.
Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).
Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Scott Bennett.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Alan Gow.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Exeter City 3. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).
Pat Baldwin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.
Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).
David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces Sam Parkin.

Booking

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).
Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Courtney Cameron.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Exeter City 2. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Elliot Benyon.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Lee Mansell.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.
Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Jak McCourt.
Attempt saved. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Alan Gow.
Attempt blocked. Thomas Cruise (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Poke.
Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Aaron Downes (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2311841441
2Scunthorpe231184941
3Burton231256541
4Rochdale231247740
5Oxford Utd2310851338
6Southend231157838
7Newport221075837
8Fleetwood221129635
9Morecambe241059-335
10Cheltenham24897-233
11Exeter23959-132
12Dag & Red23878231
13Hartlepool23878231
14Plymouth23869-530
15Wimbledon22778-228
16Wycombe22769027
17Portsmouth23689-826
18Accrington236710-625
19Mansfield236710-825
20Bury23599-324
21Bristol Rovers235810-523
22York234109-522
23Torquay235711-1322
24Northampton234712-1319
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