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Torquay United 0-2 Aldershot Town

Kevin Nicholson's first game in charge of Torquay United ended in a toothless defeat at home to Aldershot.

Sam Hatton's free-kick from 25 yards beat Fabien Speiss to give the Shots the lead midway through the first half.

Charlie Walker curled in the second after good inter-play between him and Rhys Browne on the edge of the Gulls penalty area.

Substitute Richard Brodie should have made it three late on but he missed a chance from the edge of the area.

The loss means Torquay drop to third-from-bottom in the National League and have gone 11 games without a win.

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Barry Smith: Aldershot boss on Torquay victory

Aldershot boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"After last week's performance we asked them for a reaction and they certainly delivered that today and it's credit to that group of players because they responded in the right fashion. You saw that everyone was wanting the ball and we scored some great goals.

"We were right at it from the very first minute. We got a free-kick within seconds of the game and that showed our intention from the off to be positive and we pressed them when we could. It's credit with the response they showed.

"We know what Rhys Browne is capable of and he had a hand in both of the goals. We want to focus on the good things he does and he creates the space for the team. He's not used to senior football and we must protect him to a certain degree."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Spiess
  • 29BerryBooked at 74mins
  • 5MacDonald
  • 26HeslopBooked at 71mins
  • 24Nicholson
  • 18Smith
  • 2Hurst
  • 11MurombedziSubstituted forBellat 70'minutes
  • 10MarshSubstituted forYeomanat 83'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forFisherat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Yeoman
  • 17Fisher
  • 21Lavercombe
  • 27Bell
  • 28Hickford

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 5SavilleBooked at 61mins
  • 4Lathrope
  • 20Wilmer-Anderton
  • 14Beckles
  • 7Hatton
  • 8Stevenson
  • 15BrowneSubstituted forWalkerat 82'minutes
  • 10Walker
  • 9Barnes-HomerSubstituted forBrodieat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Brodie
  • 19Walker
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,946

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Aldershot Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Aldershot Town 2.

Attempt missed. Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by James Hurst (Torquay United).

Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simon Heslop (Torquay United).

Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

Dan Butler (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alex Fisher (Torquay United).

Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town).

James Hurst (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United).

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Tyrone Marsh.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Walker replaces Rhys Browne.

Offside, Torquay United. Tyrone Marsh tries a through ball, but Tyrone Marsh is caught offside.

Foul by Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town).

Nathan Smith (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alex Fisher (Torquay United).

Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Booking

Durrell Berry (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Torquay United).

Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Richard Brodie replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

Booking

Simon Heslop (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Fergus Bell replaces Shepherd Murombedzi.

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

Attempt saved. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Aldershot Town).

Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Saville (Aldershot Town).

Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Alex Fisher replaces Louis Briscoe.

Attempt missed. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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