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Torquay United 1-1 Chester

Bottom side Torquay United's hopes of a first National League win of the season were dashed by Ross Hannah's stoppage time equaliser.

Eighteen-year-old debutant George Dowling gave the Gulls an early lead with a curling effort from the edge of the box.

Chester hit the post and bar, and forced Torquay keeper Vincent Dorel into a number of fine saves on his first appearance.

James Gray had a second goal for the Gulls controversially disallowed for a foul in the build-up with 35 minutes left before unmarked substitute Hannah pounced from close range after a ball into the box was headed back to him.

The loss leaves managerless Torquay without a win in eight games - one fewer victory than their Cheshire opponents.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 30Dorel
  • 5McGinty
  • 8Young
  • 19Reid
  • 14Anderson
  • 10Keating
  • 17Gray
  • 22HaworthSubstituted forPittmanat 79'minutes
  • 23Higgins
  • 24Dowling
  • 26Cole

Substitutes

  • 9Pittman
  • 16Fallon
  • 18Klukowski
  • 20Osborn
  • 25Mitchell

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 2Halls
  • 5McCombeBooked at 73minsSubstituted forChapellat 75'minutes
  • 14Joyce
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 6Astles
  • 26Dawson
  • 4James
  • 7MahonSubstituted forShawat 59'minutes
  • 15Bell
  • 20AkintundeSubstituted forHannahat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Shaw
  • 10Hannah
  • 11Chapell
  • 12Davies
  • 19Waters
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
1,455

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Chester FC 1.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Chester FC 1. Ross Hannah (Chester FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Andy Haworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Chapell replaces John McCombe.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Ross Hannah replaces James Akintunde.

Booking

John McCombe (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Shaw replaces Craig Mahon.

Second Half

Second Half begins Torquay United 1, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Torquay United 1, Chester FC 0.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Chester FC 0. George Dowling (Torquay United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dag & Red84401911816
2Leyton Orient85121411316
3Wrexham850385315
4Sutton United8503109115
5Aldershot8422157814
6Dover842286214
7Maidenhead United8332128412
8Halifax833265112
9Woking84041213-112
10Boreham Wood83231613311
11Gateshead832396311
12Eastleigh825197211
13Bromley83231110111
14Macclesfield832379-211
15Ebbsfleet81701412210
16Barrow8242119210
17Fylde82421314-110
18Tranmere82337709
19Maidstone United8233811-39
20Hartlepool8224710-38
21Chester714279-27
22Guiseley8125618-125
23Solihull Moors7115715-84
24Torquay8026920-112
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