The FA Cup - First Round
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Maidstone United 1-0 Torquay United

Dan Wishart's first-half goal proved enough to hand Maidstone a surprise win over Torquay as the National League South side made it into the second round of the FA Cup.

National League Torquay fell at this stage of the competition last season to Woking and will be disappointed they did not take their chances on the road.

The home side broke through after just 18 minutes.

Defender Wishart's low driven ball was deflected, deceiving Gulls goalkeeper Lucas Covolan Cavagnari and entering the far corner of the goal.

Seven minutes later, a tackle on Torquay left-back Liam Davies left him taken away on a stretcher.

After 34 minutes, it looked like Maidstone might be given a penalty after Wishart went down but referee Joe Hull pointed the other way.

Gambian Saidou Khan had a chance to extend Maidstone's lead 10 minutes from time, but his shot was just wide of the upright.

Both sides failed to do enough with their second-half pressure in the rain, and ultimately time fell away in favour of the home team.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Maidstone United

  • 1Cole
  • 2Hoyte
  • 19Johnson
  • 6Elokobi
  • 3Pennell
  • 12Chesmain
  • 7KyeiSubstituted forAmaluzorat 90'minutes
  • 8James
  • 18Khan
  • 15Wishart
  • 10AkanbiSubstituted forEdwardsat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gilbert
  • 9Edwards
  • 11Amaluzor
  • 14Embery
  • 16Lewington
  • 17Allen
  • 20McClure

Torquay

  • 28Covolan Cauagnari
  • 2Wynter
  • 4Cameron
  • 25Cundy
  • 3DavisSubstituted forLewisat 28'minutes
  • 20KalalaSubstituted forKeatingat 80'minutes
  • 15Buse
  • 14Vincent
  • 34Whitfield
  • 26Janneh
  • 19Reid

Substitutes

  • 1MacDonald
  • 5Koue Niate
  • 6Lewis
  • 7Keating
  • 9Duku
Referee:
Joe Hull
Attendance:
2,330

Match Stats

Home TeamMaidstone UnitedAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away1

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Maidstone United 1, Torquay United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Maidstone United 1, Torquay United 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Maidstone United. Justin Amaluzor replaces Nana Kyei.

  4. Post update

    Robbie Cundy (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jonny Edwards (Maidstone United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Noah Chesmain (Maidstone United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Ruairi Keating replaces Kalvin Kalala.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Maidstone United. Jonny Edwards replaces Ibrahim Akanbi.

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    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Noah Chesmain.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Noah Chesmain.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Ben Wynter.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Joe Lewis.

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    Attempt saved. Ibrahim Akanbi (Maidstone United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

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    Attempt missed. George Elokobi (Maidstone United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Robbie Cundy.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Elokobi (Maidstone United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Kyle Cameron.

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    Attempt missed. Kalvin Kalala (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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