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  • Date:20 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Plainmoor
  • Attendance:2,658
  • Mansell (49)
  • Davies (3) Wassmer (43)
    Simpson (45)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:13 +0.13

Shot from outside the area by Scott Davies misses to the left of the target. John Dempster is brought on as a substitute for Tyrone Barnett.

89:42

The referee cautions Lee Mansell for unsporting behaviour.

89:14

Effort on goal by Michael Doughty from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

88:35

The referee penalises Scott Neilson for handball. Direct free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

87:10

Charlie Wassmer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee. Free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

85:55

Taiwo Atieno takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle McFadzean.

84:16

Scott Neilson comes on in place of Wesley Thomas.

83:41

Wesley Thomas produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

82:47

Effort from inside the area by Taiwo Atieno misses to the left of the goal.

81:51

The ball is swung over by Kevin Nicholson, Scott Shearer makes a clearance.

78:31

Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Thomas. Scott Davies shoots direct from the free kick, save by Robert Olejnik. The assistant referee flags for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

77:17

Hope Akpan leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Doughty.

75:23

Joe Oastler goes off and Danny Stevens comes on.

75:02

Close range effort by Taiwo Atieno goes wide of the left-hand post.

73:43

Eunan O'Kane produces a cross, Header by Rene Howe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

72:50

Effort from just outside the area by Scott Davies goes over the target.

70:31

Centre by Lee Mansell.

68:16

Eunan O'Kane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas. Booking for Eunan O'Kane for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

67:49

The ball is swung over by Joe Oastler, Scott Davies manages to make a clearance.

65:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Sergio Torres. Shot comes in from Kevin Nicholson from the free kick, save by Scott Shearer.

63:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damon Lathrope by Scott Davies. Scott Davies is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

61:59

The ball is delivered by Hope Akpan, Robert Olejnik manages to make a clearance.

61:26

David Hunt sends in a cross, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

60:49

Scott Davies takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Kevin Nicholson.

59:19

Unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett by Chris Robertson results in a free kick. Chris Robertson is cautioned. Kyle McFadzean takes the direct free kick.

58:29

Scott Davies has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

58:06

Wesley Thomas sends in a cross.

56:07

Wesley Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Mansell. Wesley Thomas goes into the referee's book. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

51:09

The ball is delivered by Lee Mansell, Scott Davies makes a clearance.

49:42

Lee Mansell scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 1-3 Crawley Town.

48:19

Dean Howell fouled by Taiwo Atieno, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Howell takes the direct free kick.

45:01

Billy Kee comes on in place of Chris McPhee. Damon Lathrope is brought on as a substitute for Ian Morris.

45:01

Josh Simpson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Torquay 0-3 Crawley Town.Dean Howell provided the assist for the goal.

45:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres by Damon Lathrope. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.

42:52

Scott Davies delivers a inswinging corner to near post, Charlie Wassmer gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 0-2 Crawley Town.Assist on the goal came from Scott Davies. Kyle McFadzean challenges Lee Mansell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eunan O'Kane takes the free kick. Booking for Kyle McFadzean for unsporting behaviour. The referee shows Rene Howe a yellow card for dissent.

42:33

Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Mansell.

41:55

Dean Howell produces a cross.

37:55

Corner taken by Scott Davies, Kyle McFadzean concedes a free kick for a foul on Taiwo Atieno. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

33:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Joe Oastler crosses the ball in from the free kick.

31:59

Unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean by Rene Howe results in a free kick. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.

26:30

Wesley Thomas is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

23:26

Brian Saah takes a shot. Save by Scott Shearer.

22:58

Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line to the near post, Scott Davies manages to make a clearance.

21:55

Dean Howell sends in a cross, clearance by Lee Mansell.

21:25

Unfair challenge on Joe Oastler by Josh Simpson results in a free kick. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

19:02

Scott Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Mansell.

18:27

The referee blows for offside. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

17:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane by Scott Davies. Robert Olejnik takes the direct free kick.

16:37

Eunan O'Kane crosses the ball, clearance by Tyrone Barnett.

14:46

Lee Mansell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hope Akpan. Scott Davies delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save made by Chris Robertson.

12:03

David Hunt delivers the ball, clearance by Taiwo Atieno.

11:40

Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in.

11:17

Tyrone Barnett fouled by Eunan O'Kane, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

10:51

Sergio Torres takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

9:45

Josh Simpson takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in.

8:05

Scott Davies takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

7:58

The ball is crossed by David Hunt, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

6:52

Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

2:15

Corner taken by Scott Davies from the left by-line. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Simpson by Chris McPhee. Dean Howell takes the direct free kick. Scott Davies grabs a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Torquay 0-1 Crawley Town.Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Dean Howell.

2:07

A cross is delivered by Sergio Torres, Lee Mansell manages to make a clearance.

0:28

A cross is delivered by Tyrone Barnett.

Match Preview

No new worries for Ling Torquay manager Martin Ling has no new injury worries and could name an unchanged side to face Crawley. The Gulls maintained their unbeaten start to the league programme by beating Aldershot in midweek. Striker Rene Howe and midfielder Lee Mansell have scored two league goals each this season and will again be expected to carry their side's goal threat as they go in search of their first home win of the campaign. Young defender Daniel Leadbitter remains Torquay's only absentee. The 20-year-old is yet to make his Gulls bow after agreeing a two-year deal at Plainmoor this summer following his release from hometown club Newcastle. A persistent hamstring injury has kept him out of action so far this season. Scott Davies should return to the Crawley squad for the trip. The midfielder was left out against Southend on Tuesday night as a precaution due to a slight strain, with Scott Neilson handed a first start of the season in his place. His return means boss Steve Evans will have a selection dilemma after Town romped to an impressive 3-0 win. Centre-half John Dempster was available after a one-match suspension on Tuesday but could not even make the bench, with Evans sticking with Kyle McFadzean and Charlie Wassmer. Midfielder Dannie Bulman is expected to miss out again with an ankle injury while skipper Pablo Mills (ankle) and fellow defender Jamie Day (back) are still on the sidelines.

Formation:442Manager: Martin Ling

Torquay

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Evans

Crawley Town

  • Robert Olejnik
  • Joe Oastler
  • Chris Robertson
  • Brian Saah
  • Kevin Nicholson
  • Chris McPhee
  • Lee Mansell
  • Eunan O'Kane
  • Ian Morris
  • Taiwo Atieno
  • Rene Howe
  • SUBS
  • Lathanial Rowe-Turner
  • Mark Ellis
  • Billy Kee
  • Danny Stevens
  • Damon Lathrope

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Match Report

Red Devils down Gulls Scott Davies' super strike set Crawley on their way to a 3-1 victory at Torquay as the Football League newcomers moved to the top of the table. Dean Howell's free-kick rebounded off the Torquay wall and out to midfielder Davies. He flicked the ball up before letting fly with a thumping controlled volley from 25 yards out that gave home goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik no chance. Olejnik then prevented Crawley going 2-0 ahead when he tipped Kyle McFadzean's bullet header onto the face of the crossbar following a Davies free-kick. Crawley piled on the pressure and Torquay found it hard to get out of their own half and mount a serious challenge on the visitors' goal. Just before half-time central defender Charlie Wassmer powered home a second goal, with a thumping six-yard header to greet Davies' corner. The Red Devils increased their advantage almost immediately from the kick-off, with skipper Josh Simpson heading home from Howell's cross. United gained some consolation when skipper Lee Mansell scrambled in his fourth goal of the season after 50 minutes. The ball ricocheted around the Crawley area before crashing off Mansell and in. However any hopes of a revival were slim as Crawley stepped up a gear and Davies forced a brilliant 82nd-minute save from Olejnik.

Form Guide

    DWW
  • Torquay
  • VS
  • Crawley Town
  • DWW

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

Torquay

  • L Mansell 2
  • R Howe 1
  • T Atieno 1

Crawley Town

  • T Barnett 2
  • D Howell 1
  • M Tubbs 1
  • K McFadzean 1
  • W Thomas 1

Goals

Torquay

    • Total goals 8
    • Goals per game 5
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Crawley Town

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 7
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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