League Two
Cheltenham1Torquay0

Cheltenham Town 1-0 Torquay United

Torquay's relegation worries deepened as they were beaten by Cheltenham.

Matt Richards scored the only goal of the game as he fired a left-footed volley into the bottom-right corner.

Earlier Scott Brown turned Jayden Stockley's header over the bar and Courtney Cameron also lifted an effort off target for the Gulls, while Jamie Cureton shot wide for the hosts.

Shamir Goodwin almost equalised in injury time but his effort was cleared off the line by Ashley Vincent.

The defeat leaves Chris Hargreaves' side bottom, seven points from safety while the Robins are five points off a play-off spot.

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Post-match: Cheltenham assistant Howarth

Cheltenham Town assistant manager Neil Howarth told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It was not a great one to watch if I'm being honest, but you do get games like that and it's important to pick up points when you've not played well.

"We're not playing well as we have in the past seasons, but we could have been 2-0 up as we had a few chances.

"Without breaking any pots, we're picking up points, getting decent clean sheets and the odd win. It's nice to be looking up at the top end of the table."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 32Brundle
  • 20JombatiBooked at 45mins
  • 14Richards
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashan
  • 8DeeringSubstituted forNobleat 69'minutes
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forTaylorat 84'minutes
  • 10GornellSubstituted forHarrisonat 54'minutes
  • 21Vincent

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 9Harrison
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 28Ihiekwe

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 3Nicholson
  • 6Lathrope
  • 4DownesBooked at 63mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 17Goodwin
  • 18LabadieSubstituted forMansellat 82'minutes
  • 25ShowunmiSubstituted forChapellat 67'minutes
  • 19Stockley
  • 11Cameron

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 7Mansell
  • 8Harding
  • 9Hawley
  • 12Chapell
  • 23Stevens
  • 29O'Connor
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,105

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Torquay United 0.
Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jermaine McGlashan.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Aaron Downes.
Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).
Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jason Taylor replaces Jamie Cureton.
Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Lee Mansell replaces Joss Labadie.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Matthew Richards.
Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.
Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Torquay United 0. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).
Attempt saved. Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).
Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. David Noble replaces Sam Deering.
Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Enoch Showunmi.
Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United).

Booking

Aaron Downes (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).
Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).
Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.
Attempt missed. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).
Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Torquay United).
Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Byron Harrison replaces Terry Gornell.
Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 0, Torquay United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Torquay United 0.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Steve Elliott.

Booking

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Joss Labadie (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United).
Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.
Attempt missed. Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United).
Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield37181272666
2Scunthorpe37161742165
3Rochdale36197101764
4Fleetwood37187121261
5Burton3716138561
6Oxford Utd37141491156
7Southend37131311852
8York37131311652
9Plymouth3614913051
10Hartlepool37131014449
11Cheltenham36111411-547
12Morecambe36121113-747
13Dag & Red36111312-146
14Newport34111112-344
15Wimbledon37111115-644
16Mansfield37101314-1343
17Bury3591511042
18Bristol Rovers36101214-642
19Portsmouth3791513-1342
20Wycombe36101115-641
21Accrington36101115-741
22Exeter36101016-740
23Northampton3691116-1538
24Torquay368919-2133
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