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Bristol Rovers 1-2 Torquay: Match Report

12 Apr 2014 17:01:00

Bristol Rovers 1-2 Torquay: Match Report

Bristol Rovers 1-2 Torquay: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Gulls keep hopes alive

Second half goals from Shaquile Coulthirst and Lee Mansell kept alive Torquay's slim hopes of avoiding relegation by securing a 2-1 League Two victory at Bristol Rovers.


Despite a late reply from Danny Woodards, the home side are now in the thick of the battle to avoid the dreaded drop after a desperately poor display.


Coulthirst headed Torquay in front in the 62nd minute from a Courtney Cameron free-kick and 13 minutes later the on-loan Tottenham striker turned goal-maker, teeing up Mansell to fire past Steve Mildenhall with the aid of a deflection from 12 yards.


The game was deep into stoppage time when Woodards shot home at the second attempt after Torquay goalkeeper Martin Rice had saved his first effort.


A tense first half saw both sides struggle to create chances. Torquay striker Elliot Benyon forced a save from Steve Mildenhall with a smart turn and volley just before the break.


Chris Beardsley headed over when he should have hit the target in the opening exchanges, but the best Rovers could manage was a long range shot from Michael Smith that cleared the crossbar.



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