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Torquay United 0-3 Cheltenham Town

Aaron Downes
Aaron Downes scored 16 goals in his three seasons at Torquay United

Cheltenham breezed to a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Torquay despite playing for more than 80 minutes with 10 men.

George McLennan was given a straight red card after eight minutes, with his tackle on Josh Carmichael deemed dangerous.

The Robins rallied and Aaron Downes' header against his former club saw them ahead at half-time, with Torquay offering little threat.

Danny Wright made it 2-0 before winning and scoring a penalty to seal victory.

Gary Johnson's side are one of three teams - alongside Eastleigh and Forest Green - who remain unbeaten this season.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Today was a day we felt we needed to engage in both penalty boxes and we certainly did that.

"I feel sorry for George (McLennan, who was sent off) because I thought he was just competing, I didn't think it was a vicious foul at all.

"We've picked up three points, we've picked up three goals, no goals against and ten very very happy people in that dressing room.

"We've got a group of people at this moment in time that can handle ten men and if they all give 10% extra, which they did, more than 10% extra, that's your extra man."

Line-ups

Torquay

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Spiess
  • 16Richards
  • 5MacDonald
  • 18SmithBooked at 2minsSubstituted forMurombedziat 46'minutes
  • 12Carmichael
  • 22QuigleySubstituted forMarshat 70'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 26HeslopSubstituted forBriscoeat 46'minutes
  • 2Hurst
  • 17Fisher
  • 6GeohaghonBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 4Fenwick
  • 7Briscoe
  • 10Marsh
  • 11Murombedzi
  • 23Richards

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Phillips
  • 4Storer
  • 24DickieBooked at 59mins
  • 5Downes
  • 7Pell
  • 10Morgan-SmithSubstituted forRoweat 85'minutes
  • 3McLennanBooked at 8mins
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forHallat 54'minutes
  • 2Barthram
  • 9WrightSubstituted forCookeat 86'minutes
  • 6Parslow

Substitutes

  • 8Waters
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 25Lovett
  • 27Cooke
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
2,018

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Hurst (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh Cooke (Cheltenham Town).

  6. Post update

    Courtney Richards (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Exodus Geohaghon (Torquay United).

  8. Post update

    Josh Cooke (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United).

  10. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Josh Cooke replaces Daniel Wright.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 0, Cheltenham Town 3. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Fabian Spiess (Torquay United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty Cheltenham Town. Daniel Wright draws a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Hurst (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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