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Accrington 2-1 Torquay United

Accrington extended their unbeaten run to seven games with victory over Torquay, who have won just one in nine.

Kal Naismith scored both of Stanley's goals, but it was the visitors who took the lead when Paul McCallum curled a shot into the top corner.

The equaliser came with Naismith's powerful header, and he then scored another header from a Nicky Hunt cross.

Chances were cleared off the line at either end during a high-tempo contest in which both sides chased a winner.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16HuntBooked at 66mins
  • 3Liddle
  • 4Joyce
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Aldred
  • 11Naismith
  • 2Murphy
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forGrayat 71'minutes
  • 24Odejayi
  • 15Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 1Dunbavin
  • 8Richardson
  • 9Webber
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Windass

Torquay

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Rice
  • 2TongeBooked at 29mins
  • 21Cruise
  • 20Craig
  • 4Downes
  • 29O'Connor
  • 7Mansell
  • 36MozikaBooked at 57mins
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forAzeezat 81'minutes
  • 12Chapell
  • 19McCallumBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 5Pearce
  • 9Hawley
  • 11Cameron
  • 17McCourt
  • 23Azeez
  • 31Sullivan
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
1,279

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Torquay United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Torquay United 1.

  3. Post update

    Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

  5. Post update

    Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dale Tonge (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul McCallum (Torquay United) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Adebayo Azeez replaces Elliot Benyon.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

  14. Booking

    Paul McCallum (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Torquay United 1. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicky Hunt.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

  19. Post update

    Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces George Bowerman.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1795329141532
2Chesterfield1795325141132
3Rochdale1710252821732
4Fleetwood17101631211031
5Southend179262215729
6Newport177642419527
7Burton178362120127
8Scunthorpe177641920-127
9Dag & Red177552522326
10Wimbledon177462220225
11Morecambe177462325-225
12Hartlepool177372119224
13Exeter177372122-124
14Plymouth176471317-422
15Wycombe166372121021
16Mansfield175662023-321
17Cheltenham175662328-521
18Portsmouth165562428-420
19York174582327-417
20Accrington174581623-717
21Bury173681822-415
22Bristol Rovers173681320-715
23Torquay173591829-1114
24Northampton1734101424-1013
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