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Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Westwood on Mark Ellis. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
Effort on goal by Eunan O'Kane from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Ashley Westwood takes a outswinging corner.
Taiwo Atieno produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Billy Bodin goes off and Lathanial Rowe-Turner comes on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Martin by Taiwo Atieno. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.
Chris McPhee on for Danny Stevens.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, Adam Dugdale takes a shot. Corner from right by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.
Nick Powell takes a shot. Mark Ellis gets a block in.
Luke Murphy takes a shot. Damon Lathrope gets a block in.
Foul by Taiwo Atieno on Adam Dugdale, free kick awarded. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Harry Davis. Harry Davis takes the free kick.
Antoni Sarcevic comes on in place of Lee Bell.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Lee Bell goes wide right of the goal.
(Crewe) makes a substitution, with Nick Powell coming on for Ajay Leitch-Smith.
Ashley Westwood fouled by Taiwo Atieno, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.
Goal scored by Billy Bodin from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 0-3 Torquay.Assist on the goal came from Lee Mansell.
Rene Howe leaves the field to be replaced by Taiwo Atieno.
Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Mark Ellis gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ashley Westwood.
Corner from right by-line taken by Eunan O'Kane.
Shaun Miller takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.
Effort on goal by Rene Howe from a long way out goes over the bar.
The referee blows for offside. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the right by-line, Lee Mansell gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-2 Torquay.Assist on the goal came from Eunan O'Kane.
Lee Mansell takes a shot. Lee Bell gets a block in.
Ajay Leitch-Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell. Eunan O'Kane takes the direct free kick.
Rene Howe produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
Shaun Miller has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
Joe Oastler concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Moore. Ashley Westwood takes the free kick. The referee books Joe Oastler for unsporting behaviour.
Shaun Miller takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
Lee Bell fouled by Billy Bodin, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Dugdale takes the direct free kick.
Harry Davis produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
Shaun Miller produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Shot from a long way out by Rene Howe goes wide of the left-hand post.
Billy Bodin concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Tootle. Matt Tootle takes the direct free kick.
Shot from outside the box by Kevin Nicholson misses to the left of the goal.
Shot by Eunan O'Kane from deep inside the box bounces off the post.
Joe Oastler takes a shot. Matt Tootle gets a block in.
Byron Moore takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.
Byron Moore has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Ellis on Shaun Miller. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.
Foul by Ajay Leitch-Smith on Damon Lathrope, free kick awarded. Damon Lathrope takes the direct free kick.
Ajay Leitch-Smith is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
Shot from outside the area by Billy Bodin hits the post.
Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
Luke Murphy produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Joe Oastler. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.
Rene Howe finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Torquay.The assist for the goal came from Eunan O'Kane.
Kevin Nicholson takes the outswinging corner, Lee Mansell has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Byron Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Miller by Damon Lathrope. Ashley Westwood takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Shaun Miller from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.
Ajay Leitch-Smith has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Crewe boss Dario Gradi has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the npower League Two visit of Torquay.
Highly-rated young striker Max Clayton has recovered from a hamstring problem and is ready to supplement the misfiring Alex attack.
Fellow forward Nick Powell could also come into contention after bagging a brace for the youth team in midweek.
Utility man Ashley Westwood and striker Ajay Leitch-Smith returned from respective heel and calf injuries in the 3-1 defeat at Aldershot last weekend and are ready to take part once more.
In the same game defensive duo David Artell (hamstring) and Danny Shelley (ankle) were named among the substitutes, with the latter making a second-half substitute appearance, and both could be fit to start against the Gulls.
Winger Ian Morris is making a rapid recovery from a knee operation, but he will not be fit for Torquay.
The former Scunthorpe man went under the knife to have a piece of bone floating in his knee removed and was originally expected to be out of action until December.
However, Morris is making good progress and may be fit for the Gulls' FA Cup first-round clash with Chesterfield on November 12.
Torquay boss Martin Ling has centre-back Chris Robertson at his disposal after the defender recovered from an ankle knock.
But Robertson, an ever-present until the injury, will have to displace either Mark Ellis or Brian Saah in the heart of defence. The Gulls kept clean sheets in both the matches Robertson missed during his time in the treatment room.
Torquay hope to have full-back Daniel Leadbitter available after illness.
It's Bodin well for resurgent Gulls
Billy Bodin scored his second goal in two games as the Torquay made it three wins on the trot, with a 3-0 victory at Crewe.
Rene Howe gave the visitors the first-half advantage before Lee Mansell and Bodin both netted to put the game beyond the sorry hosts.
Howe fired the Gulls into a deserved ninth-minute lead with a fierce left-footed strike into the roof of the net.
The away side totally dominated the opening 45 minutes, with both Bodin and Eunan O'Kane hitting the upright.
Howe almost doubled his account but shot inches wide after being given all the time in the world to turn and unleash a rasping 30-yard effort.
The Alex offered little with Ajay Leitch-Smith, Byron Moore and Shaun Miller all failing to test the keeper with wayward efforts - while Luke Murphy headed another good chance over the bar.
Miller went close with a shot and a header after the break but the Gulls were soon back on the front foot, as Bodin forced Steve Phillips into a one-handed save before Howe dragged a low strike just wide of the post.
Mansell then gave the visitors a two-goal cushion, drilling past Phillips in the 54th minute when Alex failed to clear from a corner kick.
Bodin put the game to bed in the 68th minute, skipping past Adam Dugdale and slipping the ball past Phillips into the bottom corner of the net.
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