National League
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Torquay United 2-0 Welling United

Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith's goal is his first in professional football

Torquay United claimed back-to-back league wins for the first time this season as they beat fellow strugglers Welling to move off the foot of the National League.

Nathan Smith had a header well saved early on, while Shaun Harrad also went close for the Gulls.

Smith broke the deadlock when he headed in Dan Butler's second-half corner.

And substitute Iffy Allen tapped in number two from a Butler cross shortly after coming on.

Torquay are now level on points with Welling, with both sides seven points from safety.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 29BerryBooked at 47mins
  • 5MacDonald
  • 16Richards
  • 3Butler
  • 18Smith
  • 14AjalaSubstituted forAllenat 59'minutes
  • 10RacchiBooked at 87mins
  • 4Rees
  • 12HarradBooked at 55minsSubstituted forVermaat 82'minutes
  • 17BlissettSubstituted forChaneyat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Allen
  • 19Chaney
  • 22Gerring
  • 25Verma
  • 31Corderoy

Welling

  • 21Rodak
  • 23Williams
  • 6ChambersSubstituted forLokkoat 3'minutes
  • 17FerrySubstituted forWanadioat 76'minutes
  • 3ChesmainBooked at 74mins
  • 16Gayle
  • 15Nortey
  • 20Corne
  • 22Harris
  • 24YusuffBooked at 45minsSubstituted forKabbaat 76'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 36Adeloye

Substitutes

  • 1McEntegart
  • 9Kabba
  • 10Wanadio
  • 19Lokko
  • 30Daniel
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,341

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 2, Welling United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, Welling United 0.

Foul by Nortei Nortey (Welling United).

Iffy Allen (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Sam Chaney replaces Nathan Blissett.

Offside, Torquay United. Nathan Blissett tries a through ball, but Nathan Blissett is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Reece Harris (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Torquay United. Nathan Blissett tries a through ball, but Nathan Blissett is caught offside.

Corner, Welling United.

Attempt blocked. Sam Corne (Welling United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Danny Racchi (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Racchi (Torquay United).

Tomi Adeloye (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Sahr Kabba (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Aman Verma replaces Shaun Harrad.

Foul by Ian Gayle (Welling United).

Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Torquay United).

Tomi Adeloye (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Kevin Lokko (Welling United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Reece Harris.

Corner, Welling United.

Corner, Welling United.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Torquay United).

Nortei Nortey (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Luke Wanadio replaces James Ferry.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Sahr Kabba replaces Ade Yusuff.

Attempt missed. Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Tomi Adeloye (Welling United).

Courtney Richards (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Noah Chesmain (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Welling United. Tomi Adeloye tries a through ball, but Tomi Adeloye is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Welling United 0. Iffy Allen (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by James Ferry (Welling United).

Danny Racchi (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt blocked. Durrell Berry (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Welling United 0. Nathan Smith (Torquay United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dan Butler with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Smith (Torquay United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Butler.

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