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  • Date:31 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:Plainmoor
  • Attendance:3,043
Goal!

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91:41 +1.41

Jon-Paul Pittman is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

90:34 +0.34

Peter Leven produces a cross, James Constable produces a left-footed shot from inside the area and hits the post.

89:43

Foul by Chris Robertson on James Constable, free kick awarded. Peter Leven delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

89:01

Shot by Lee Mansell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

88:40

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Anthony Tonkin gets a block in.

85:14

Kevin Nicholson takes the inswinging corner, save by Ryan Clarke.

85:02

The ball is sent over by Joe Oastler, clearance by Damian Batt.

84:44

Anthony Tonkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Bodin. Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.

81:54

Unfair challenge on Anthony Tonkin by Billy Bodin results in a free kick. Peter Leven produces a cross, Michael Duberry produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar. Lathanial Rowe-Turner replaces Danny Stevens.

81:40

Simon Heslop produces a cross, clearance made by Joe Oastler.

78:17

Damon Lathrope concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon-Paul Pittman. Damon Lathrope is cautioned. Peter Leven produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

76:14

Chris McPhee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Taiwo Atieno.

76:00

Centre by Joe Oastler, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

75:46

The ball is swung over by Kevin Nicholson, clearance made by Jake Wright.

71:48

Corner taken right-footed by Eunan O'Kane from the left by-line to the near post, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

69:15

Damian Batt sends in a cross, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

67:19

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line.

66:17

The ball is delivered by Damian Batt, clearance by Kevin Nicholson.

65:44

Eunan O'Kane sends in a cross, save by Ryan Clarke.

63:49

The ball is delivered by Ian Morris. Billy Bodin on for Ian Morris.

60:47

Simon Heslop has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

60:33

Peter Leven takes a shot. Ian Morris gets a block in.

58:27

Shot by Joe Oastler from inside the penalty area hits the post.

58:12

Ian Morris takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

57:56

A cross is delivered by Anthony Tonkin, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

57:17

A cross is delivered by Eunan O'Kane, save by Ryan Clarke.

56:26

Jon-Paul Pittman on for Tom Craddock.

56:10

Peter Leven crosses the ball.

55:38

Peter Leven takes the inswinging corner, Taiwo Atieno makes a clearance.

55:32

The ball is delivered by Simon Heslop, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

52:07

A cross is delivered by Alfie Potter, Mark Ellis gets a block in.

48:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damian Batt by Lee Mansell. The referee books Lee Mansell for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

47:04

Eunan O'Kane fouled by Jake Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Kevin Nicholson, Damon Lathrope takes a shot. Simon Heslop gets a block in.

45:46 +0.46

Damian Batt has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

44:23

Ian Morris challenges Anthony Tonkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Tonkin.

43:32

Lee Mansell delivers the ball, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

42:20

Lee Mansell takes a shot. Michael Duberry makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Eunan O'Kane, clearance by James Constable.

41:37

Unfair challenge on Danny Stevens by Damian Batt results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Eunan O'Kane from right channel.

41:11

Asa Hall has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

40:46

Anthony Tonkin takes a shot. Joe Oastler gets a block in.

39:52

Anthony Tonkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Morris. Mark Ellis delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Peter Leven.

37:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Constable. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

36:30

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

36:10

Shot from just outside the area by James Constable misses to the right of the target.

35:41

Unfair challenge on Simon Heslop by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Michael Duberry restarts play with the free kick.

31:48

Peter Leven concedes a free kick for a foul on Eunan O'Kane. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

30:17

Asa Hall challenges Kevin Nicholson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from left channel.

27:36

Alfie Potter produces a cross.

24:08

Foul by Ian Morris on Deane Smalley, free kick awarded. Ian Morris goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. James Constable is brought on as a substitute for Deane Smalley. Direct free kick taken by Michael Duberry.

20:52

Ian Morris has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

20:23

The ball is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, Anthony Tonkin makes a clearance.

17:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Taiwo Atieno. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

16:21

Centre by Lee Mansell.

15:29

Centre by Alfie Potter, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

13:33

Joe Oastler has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

9:15

Simon Heslop takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.

6:53

The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

5:40

Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Asa Hall. Jake Wright takes the free kick.

4:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Peter Leven. Damon Lathrope restarts play with the free kick.

3:46

Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, clearance made by Taiwo Atieno.

3:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Taiwo Atieno on Asa Hall. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.

Match Preview

Gulls fly on without Howe as Bodin returns Torquay will be without striker Rene Howe for the visit of Oxford on New Year's Eve. Howe serves the second game of a four-match ban incurred when he was sent off for the second time this season during the 3-1 defeat to Accrington on December 17. Manager Martin Ling's forward options will be improved by the return of Billy Bodin to the Gulls' matchday squad after the on-loan Wales Under-21 international was ineligible to face parent club Swindon on Boxing Day. Taiwo Atieno impressed when he deputised in attack in the 1-0 defeat of the Robins, scoring the only goal of the game, and the 26-year-old is likely to retain his place up front. Meanwhile, defender Brian Saah will not take part as he continues his recovery from a groin injury. Oxford will be without centre-back Andrew Whing. The defender picked up his fifth booking of the season in the 2-0 victory at AFC Wimbledon on Boxing Day and serves a one-match suspension. Whing's absence leaves the door open for either Harry Worley or fit-again Michael Duberry to return to the Us' starting line-up. Duberry has recovered from a groin injury and has not featured for manager Chris Wilder since the 2-1 victory over Port Vale on October 29. Defender Tony Capaldi (back) and Adam Chapman have returned to training but neither are expected to make their first-team comebacks in the near future. Oxford have yet to concede a goal in December, winning two of their three matches this month after losing each of their five outings in November.

Formation:433Manager: Martin Ling

Torquay

Formation: 433Manager: Chris Wilder

Oxford Utd

  • Robert Olejnik
  • Joe Oastler
  • Chris Robertson
  • Mark Ellis
  • Kevin Nicholson
  • Lee Mansell
  • Damon Lathrope
  • Eunan O'Kane
  • Ian Morris
  • Danny Stevens
  • Taiwo Atieno
  • SUBS
  • Martin Rice
  • Lathanial Rowe-Turner
  • Billy Bodin
  • Chris McPhee
  • Tom Aldred

Home

Away

Match Report

Us denied at Torquay Oxford substitute James Constable hit the post with a header in stoppage-time as Oxford almost clinched victory in their 0-0 draw at Torquay. Seconds earlier, Torquay defender Chris Robertson cleared Michael Duberry's header off the goal-line and the former Leeds man saw another header crash off the top of the bar as Chris Wilder's men dominated at Plainmoor. The best chance of a dour first half fell to Torquay skipper Lee Mansell just before half-time, but the midfielder's close-range effort from the left was turned around the post by Oxford keeper Ryan Clarke. Torquay pressed early in the second half, with Eunan O'Kane threading the ball through to right back Joe Oastler whose shot from the right smashed off the upright with Ryan Clarke beaten. The visitors finished the stronger, though, and were denied by the woodwork twice.

Form Guide

    WWDWLW
  • Torquay
  • VS
  • Oxford Utd
  • LLLDWW

Last Meetings

  • Torquay
  • 3 - 4
  • Oxford Utd
  • 03/01/2011
  • Oxford Utd
  • 0 - 2
  • Torquay
  • 02/11/2010
  • Torquay
  • 3 - 3
  • Oxford Utd
  • 10/12/2005
  • Oxford Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Torquay
  • 10/08/2005
  • Torquay
  • 3 - 0
  • Oxford Utd
  • 12/04/2004
  • Oxford Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Torquay
  • 01/10/2003

Top Scorers

Torquay

  • L Mansell 6
  • R Howe 5
  • K Nicholson 4
  • E O'Kane 4
  • B Bodin 4
  • D Stevens 3
  • C McPhee 2
  • T Atieno 2
  • B Saah 1
  • C Robertson 1

Oxford Utd

  • J Constable 9
  • R Hall 5
  • P Leven 4
  • S Heslop 3
  • L Davis 2
  • M Duberry 1
  • P McLaren 1
  • T Craddock 1
  • L Guy 1
  • D Batt 1
  • A Hall 1
  • D Smalley 1
  • A Potter 1

Goals

Torquay

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 34
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Oxford Utd

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 32
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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