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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Plainmoor
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

92mins

Marcus Hall fouled by Lloyd Macklin, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Hall takes the direct free kick.

90mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Holt on Billy Kee. Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

89mins

Foul by John Johnson on Billy Kee, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

88mins

Centre by Lloyd Macklin, Dean Beckwith makes a clearance.

87mins

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Lee Mansell.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Holt by Chris Zebroski. Oscar Jansson takes the free kick.

85mins

Marcus Hall sends in a cross.

83mins

Elliot Benyon goes off and Lloyd Macklin comes on.

81mins

Unfair challenge on Elliot Benyon by Ryan Gilligan results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Kevin Nicholson, Oscar Jansson makes a save. Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, Foul by Guy Branston on Dean Beckwith, free kick awarded. Oscar Jansson restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Michael Jacobs delivers the ball, Headed effort on goal by Courtney Herbert from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

78mins

Dean Beckwith fouled by Billy Kee, the ref awards a free kick. Oscar Jansson takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Foul by Tadhg Purcell on Scott Bevan, free kick awarded. Scott Bevan takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Unfair challenge on Tadhg Purcell by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Marcus Hall takes the free kick.

75mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Marcus Hall results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Marcus Hall.

74mins

Ryan Gilligan challenges Danny Stevens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

73mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tadhg Purcell by Danny Stevens. Oscar Jansson takes the direct free kick.

73mins

Billy Kee sends in a cross, Dean Beckwith makes a clearance.

71mins

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Tadhg Purcell. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

68mins

Elliot Benyon concedes a free kick for a foul on John Johnson. Marcus Hall takes the direct free kick.

67mins

Steve Guinan leaves the field to be replaced by Tadhg Purcell. Foul by Elliot Benyon on Andrew Holt, free kick awarded. Dean Beckwith takes the direct free kick.

66mins

Centre by John Johnson, save by Scott Bevan. Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs, save by Scott Bevan. Michael Jacobs takes the outswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Abdul Osman on Lee Mansell. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

Michael Jacobs fouled by Lee Mansell, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Michael Jacobs from the free kick,

61mins

Billy Mckay fouled by Mark Ellis, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Michael Jacobs from the free kick, save by Scott Bevan. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Gilligan from the right by-line, Nicky Wroe makes a clearance. Billy Kee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martin Gritton.

58mins

A cross is delivered by Marcus Hall.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on John Johnson. Michael Jacobs takes the free kick.

57mins

Lee Mansell challenges John Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Jacobs crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Guy Branston.

56mins

The ball is sent over by Andrew Holt.

54mins

Guy Branston challenges Billy Mckay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Gilligan takes the direct free kick.

53mins

Courtney Herbert comes on in place of Liam Davis.

52mins

A cross is delivered by Billy Mckay, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

50mins

Elliot Benyon gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 3-0 Northampton.The assist for the goal came from Lee Mansell.

48mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Lee Mansell goes wide of the right-hand upright.

46mins

Chris Zebroski has an effort at goal. Save by Oscar Jansson. A goal is scored by Chris Zebroski from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 2-0 Northampton.

46mins

Michael Jacobs is brought on as a substitute for Paul Rodgers.

44mins

Goal scored by Kevin Nicholson from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Northampton.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Holt by Martin Gritton. Andrew Holt takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Liam Davis produces a cross, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

40mins

Liam Davis produces a cross, clearance made by Guy Branston.

38mins

Shot from 25 yards from Abdul Osman. Save by Scott Bevan.

35mins

Chris Zebroski has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal. Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, Header from deep inside the area by Mark Ellis goes over the bar. Unfair challenge on Danny Stevens by John Johnson results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

31mins

Inswinging corner from left by-line crossed in by Ryan Gilligan.

29mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Nicholson on Paul Rodgers. Direct free kick taken by Liam Davis.

28mins

Unfair challenge on Billy Mckay by Chris Robertson results in a free kick. Andrew Holt takes the direct free kick. Chris Robertson shown a yellow card.

27mins

Andrew Holt fouled by Elliot Benyon, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Beckwith restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

The official flags Martin Gritton offside. Oscar Jansson takes the free kick.

24mins

Billy Mckay is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

18mins

Dean Beckwith challenges Martin Gritton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

18mins

Centre by Marcus Hall, save by Scott Bevan.

15mins

Foul by Abdul Osman on Chris Zebroski, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Robertson.

9mins

Chris Zebroski concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis. Ryan Gilligan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Mark Ellis.

8mins

Liam Davis produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

8mins

Billy Mckay produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

5mins

Ryan Gilligan concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Stevens. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

5mins

Liam Davis produces a cross, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The second half has started.

The referee gets the game started.

The referee brings the game to a close.

Match Preview


Buckle has clean bill of health

Torquay boss Paul Buckle has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the club's opening fixture of the season at home to Northampton.

Midfielder Lee Mansell and forward Chris Zebroski were taken off in the final pre-season match against Yeovil last Saturday but this was just to give the duo a much-needed rest.

Nine players have left Plainmoor over the summer including Lee Hodges, Tyrone Thompson and Steve Adams as Buckle sought to rebuild the squad following last season's 17th place finish.

However, the United ranks have been swelled by the recruitment of Martin Gritton, Billy Kee, Guy Branston, Damon Lathrope, Lloyd Macklin and Danny Potter.

All the new boys will be hoping they have impressed sufficiently in pre-season to be included in the starting XI for the match against Ian Sampson's Cobblers, who finished just five points outside the play-off places last term.

Northampton will be without goalkeeper Chris Dunn for the long trip.

Dunn suffered an ankle injury in pre-season and is at least a week away from a return so Spurs loanee Oscar Jansson will start between the posts.

Defender Craig Hinton is also ruled out with a thigh strain as the Cobblers begin life without striker Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Akinfenwa was the focal point of the club`s attack for the last two seasons but has left the club so former Darlington man Tadhg Purcell will be handed his debut by manager Ian Sampson.

Fellow new signings Marcus Hall, Nathaniel Wedderburn and Alistair Slowe are all available to make their debuts as the Cobblers look for a rare opening-day win.

Sampson said: "I haven't got any selection issues, I'm paid to make these decisions and I just hope the players that are left out of the starting XI respond in the right way."

Formation:433Manager: Ian Sampson

Torquay

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Buckle

Northampton

  • Scott Bevan
  • Chris Robertson
  • Mark Ellis
  • Guy Branston
  • Kevin Nicholson
  • Lee Mansell
  • Nicky Wroe
  • Elliot Benyon
  • Martin Gritton
  • Chris Zebroski
  • Danny Stevens
  • SUBS
  • Lathanial Rowe-Turner
  • Lloyd Macklin
  • Billy Kee
  • Kieran Charnock
  • Eunan O'Kane
  • Damon Lathrope
  • Danny Potter

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Match Report

Young Gulls go for it Paul Buckle's young Torquay side sent out an early-season warning that they mean business as three goals in six minutes earned them a 3-0 win against Northampton. Left-back Kevin Nicholson got the ball rolling with a thumping left-foot drive to beat Town goalkeeper Oscar Jannson in the 44th minute. The second half was barely a minute old when left winger Danny Stevens teed up Chris Zebroski to double Torquay's tally. Jannson found Zebroski's first shot - from just inside the box - too hot to hold, and the Gulls forward was first to the loose ball to convert. A brilliant passing move then resulted in Lee Mansell releasing striker Elliot Benyon to make it 3-0 with a shot on the run in the 50th minute. Town substitute Michael Jacobs crashed a 25-yard free-kick off the crossbar after 65 minutes. Man-of-the-match Nicholson countered by bouncing a free-kick from similar distance off the woodwork with 10 minutes remaining.

possession


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