League Two
York1Torquay0

York City 1-0 Torquay United

York regained their place in the League Two play-off zone with a narrow victory over rock-bottom Torquay.

The Minstermen opened the scoring through Will Hayhurst with his 18-yard strike finding the top corner thanks to a deflection off Aaron Downes.

The visitors went close to an equaliser but Lee Mansell saw his free-kick pushed around the post by Nick Pope.

Goalkeeper Martin Rice then palmed away Adam Reed's powerful drive to deny York a second goal.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

"I thought we started the game off very well. The first 25 minutes we got the goal which is obviously key.

"Then the last 20 minutes of the first half I thought we got a bit untidy with our play.

"Another goal would have been nice to kill the game off, but I thought we managed the game very well.

"We limited them and did our job well."

Line-ups

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3DaviesBooked at 62mins
  • 10Penn
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombe
  • 11JarvisSubstituted forAndrewat 80'minutes
  • 37Reed
  • 7Coulson
  • 19Bowman
  • 26HayhurstSubstituted forPlattat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 8Andrew
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 25Dickinson
  • 28Puri

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 29O'Connor
  • 3Nicholson
  • 7Mansell
  • 4DownesBooked at 19mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 15Thompson
  • 8Harding
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forYeomanat 65'minutes
  • 25ShowunmiSubstituted forStockleyat 70'minutes
  • 10Bodin

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 2Tonge
  • 6Lathrope
  • 9Hawley
  • 14Yeoman
  • 19Stockley
  • 20Craig
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,416

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, York City 1, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 1, Torquay United 0.
Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).
Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ben Harding (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Tom Platt replaces William Hayhurst.
Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).
Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by John McCombe.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Calvin Andrew replaces Ryan Jarvis.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Nick Pope.
Attempt saved. Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by Billy Bodin (Torquay United).
Adam Reed (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by John McCombe.
Attempt saved. Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale39227102573
2Scunthorpe39181742471
3Chesterfield40191382670
4Fleetwood39197131164
5Burton3917139564
6Oxford Utd39151410959
7York39151311858
8Southend391414111156
9Plymouth39151014055
10Dag & Red39121512051
11Hartlepool39131016149
12Newport38121313-349
13Wimbledon39121215-548
14Cheltenham39111513-848
15Morecambe39121215-1248
16Exeter39121116-347
17Mansfield39111414-1147
18Accrington39111315-346
19Bury3891712-144
20Bristol Rovers38101315-843
21Wycombe39101217-942
22Portsmouth3991515-1742
23Northampton3991317-1840
24Torquay399921-2236
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