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Torquay United 0-1 Wrexham

Mark Carrington
Mark Carrington had not scored since Wrexham's 3-1 FA Cup third round loss at Premier League Stoke in January

Wrexham moved into the National League play-off places as Mark Carrington scored the only goal at struggling Torquay United.

The former MK Dons and Bury midfielder pounced at the far post after Durrell Berry failed to clear a corner.

Torquay had the better of the early chances as Courtney Richards hit the side netting and player-manager Kevin Nicholson fired over the bar.

Nathan Smith forced Wrexham to clear off the line late on from a corner.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales:

"It's not a game I want to watch on DVD again but it's the sort of game you have to win if you're going to be successful, and I keep saying that.

"The first half possibly won us the game today because we said let's go against the wind first half and use it the second half.

"We didn't really have a load of chances but you only need the one and we took it."

Line-ups

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 29Berry
  • 5MacDonald
  • 16Richards
  • 24Nicholson
  • 18Smith
  • 25Verma
  • 26HeslopSubstituted forBriscoeat 88'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 28Wright
  • 11MurombedziSubstituted forMarshat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Spiess
  • 7Briscoe
  • 10Marsh
  • 12Carmichael
  • 22Gerring

Wrexham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Taylor
  • 4Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 11MokeSubstituted forCatonat 59'minutes
  • 3Newton
  • 6Fyfield
  • 16YorkSubstituted forO'Brienat 70'minutes
  • 12Carrington
  • 15Evans
  • 8VoseBooked at 51minsSubstituted forGrayat 73'minutes
  • 10Jennings

Substitutes

  • 9Gray
  • 18White
  • 23Nolan
  • 27Caton
  • 32O'Brien
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
1,512

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 0, Wrexham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Wrexham 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Butler.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Louis Briscoe replaces Simon Heslop.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andre Wright (Torquay United).

  8. Post update

    Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by James Caton (Wrexham).

  10. Post update

    Durrell Berry (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rob Evans (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Sean Newton.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean Newton (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Tyrone Marsh replaces Shepherd Murombedzi.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

  15. Post update

    Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Gray (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 0, Wrexham 1. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Torquay United. Andre Wright tries a through ball, but Andre Wright is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.