National League
TorquayTorquay United2HalifaxFC Halifax Town1

Torquay United 2-1 FC Halifax Town

Ryan Bowman
Ryan Bowman's goal took his tally for the season to nine

Torquay United beat Conference play-off rivals Halifax to move within two points of the top five.

Ryan Bowman turned Toby Ajala's cross past Matt Glennon for the first, before squaring for Duane Ofori-Acheampong to score.

Halifax missed first-half chances, with Martin Rice saving from Scott Boden, Adam Smith and Will Hatfield.

Lois Maynard pulled one back after good work from Jamie Jackson, but the Shaymen dropped to eighth in the table.

Line-ups

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Rice
  • 22McQuilkinSubstituted forHardingat 84'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 21MacDonald
  • 25Ives
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forChapellat 87'minutes
  • 8Young
  • 16Richards
  • 10Ajala
  • 9Bowman
  • 24Ofori-AcheampongSubstituted forYeomanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Harding
  • 12Chapell
  • 14Yeoman
  • 23Seabright
  • 30Odofin

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Glennon
  • 15RobertsBooked at 45mins
  • 4RobertsBooked at 51mins
  • 6AingeSubstituted forBoltonat 46'minutes
  • 3McManus
  • 7Smith
  • 20Maynard
  • 36HatfieldSubstituted forJacksonat 46'minutes
  • 8Marshall
  • 10DyerSubstituted forPeniketat 72'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 2Bolton
  • 9Jackson
  • 12Peniket
  • 22Schofield
Referee:
Richard Martin

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town).

  4. Post update

    Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Louis Briscoe.

  7. Post update

    Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

  8. Post update

    Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ben Harding (Torquay United).

  10. Post update

    Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

  12. Post update

    Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Ben Harding replaces James McQuilkin because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

  15. Post update

    Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 2, FC Halifax Town 1. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Jackson.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Louis Briscoe (Torquay United).

  20. Post update

    Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.