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  • Date:14 May 2011
  • Kick-off:17:45
  • Venue:
  • Attendance:4,130
  • Zebroski (28) O'Kane (45)
Goal!

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93:07 +3.07

Mark Wright takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.

92:03 +2.03

Danny Stevens replaces Gavin Tomlin.

91:36 +1.36

Unfair challenge on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff by Chris Zebroski results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

90:19 +0.19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Bradshaw on Guy Branston. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

89:54

Scott Bevan sends in a cross.

89:09

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

88:25

Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line to the near post.

87:58

Foul by Eunan O'Kane on Mark Wright, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

87:01

Gavin Tomlin fouled by Nicky Wroe, the ref awards a free kick. Damon Lathrope takes the direct free kick.

85:47

Foul by Guy Branston on Tom Bradshaw, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

81:49

Joe Oastler joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Kee.

81:04

Shot by Tom Bradshaw cleared the bar.

80:07

Gavin Tomlin has a curled shot. Benjamin Smith makes a save.

78:55

Handball by Chris Zebroski. Direct free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

78:34

Damon Lathrope fouled by Matt Harrold, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

77:32

Mat Sadler crosses the ball.

76:21

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Foul by Guy Branston on Matt Harrold, free kick awarded. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.

75:52

Mark Wright is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross, Guy Branston takes a shot. Matt Harrold gets a block in.

73:54

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff fouled by Billy Kee, the ref awards a free kick. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.

72:47

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Gavin Tomlin takes a shot from 12 yards. Clearance made by Tom Bradshaw.

72:06

Jon Taylor goes off and Lionel Ainsworth comes on.

71:48

Mark Wright produces a cross, clearance by Guy Branston.

69:22

Mark Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee. Direct free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

67:40

Tom Bradshaw fouled by Damon Lathrope, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Jon Taylor from the free kick.

66:17

Tom Bradshaw joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Collins.

65:22

Mark Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Damon Lathrope.

65:06

Corner taken by Jon Taylor.

64:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the left by-line, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

64:31

Mark Wright delivers the ball, clearance made by Guy Branston.

63:55

The ball is swung over by Jake Robinson, Chris Zebroski has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

63:13

The ball is delivered by Mark Wright, clearance made by Guy Branston.

63:07

Centre by Mark Wright, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

60:25

Effort from 25 yards by Gavin Tomlin. Save by Benjamin Smith.

59:44

Mark Wright takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

59:07

Billy Kee challenges Mat Sadler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

58:07

Shot from 30 yards from Kevin Nicholson. Save by Benjamin Smith.

57:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff on Chris Zebroski. Free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

55:20

Foul by Matt Harrold on Chris Robertson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Robertson.

54:02

Eunan O'Kane has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

52:14

The ball is delivered by Chris Zebroski.

50:31

The ball is delivered by Mark Wright, blocked by Lee Mansell.

49:55

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jake Robinson misses to the left of the target.

47:21 +2.21

Eunan O'Kane fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 2-0 Shrewsbury.Assist on the goal came from Jake Robinson.

46:30

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, Header from close range by Guy Branston clears the bar.

45:02 +0.02

The ball is swung over by Billy Kee.

44:36

Billy Kee crosses the ball, clearance made by Jermaine Grandison.

44:06

Matt Harrold concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Robertson. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.

43:36

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gavin Tomlin. Direct free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

42:46

Matt Harrold fouled by Eunan O'Kane, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Harrold takes the free kick.

41:19

Unfair challenge on Jon Taylor by Eunan O'Kane results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jermaine Grandison.

40:42

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line played to the near post, Nicky Wroe makes a clearance.

40:36

Centre by Chris Zebroski, Nicky Wroe gets a block in.

40:06

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Nicky Wroe.

39:35

Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.

39:23

Billy Kee takes a shot. Blocked by Mat Sadler.

39:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mat Sadler on Chris Zebroski. Lee Mansell takes the free kick.

38:30

David Davies has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

38:10

Chris Zebroski crosses the ball, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

37:36

Kevin Nicholson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

37:28

The ball is delivered by Lee Mansell, Mat Sadler gets a block in.

36:21

Jake Robinson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

35:03

The ball is delivered by Mat Sadler, save made by Scott Bevan.

33:44

David Davies delivers the ball.

32:50

Kevin Nicholson produces a cross, clearance by Niall Canavan.

32:34

Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, Matt Harrold manages to make a clearance.

32:15

Jake Robinson takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Benjamin Smith.

31:04

A cross is delivered by Mark Wright, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

30:34

The ball is swung over by Gavin Tomlin, clearance by Mat Sadler.

30:18

Niall Canavan produces a cross, Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.

28:48

Goal scored by Chris Zebroski from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Shrewsbury.Assist on the goal came from Gavin Tomlin.

27:14

Kevin Nicholson takes the inswinging corner, Mat Sadler makes a clearance.

25:35

James Collins has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

24:30

Niall Canavan on for Ian Sharps.

21:52

The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson, save by Benjamin Smith.

19:48

Eunan O'Kane has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

19:39

The ball is sent over by Lee Mansell, Jermaine Grandison makes a clearance.

18:22

The referee blows for offside. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.

17:27

Effort from outside the penalty area by Matt Harrold goes wide left of the goal.

14:49

Long distance shot from Chris Zebroski misses to the left of the target.

13:44

The ball is delivered by Jon Taylor.

11:01

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Zebroski. Indirect free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

9:31

The ball is delivered by Gavin Tomlin.

9:10

Gavin Tomlin sends in a cross, Billy Kee produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

8:34

Eunan O'Kane fouled by Nicky Wroe, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

7:30

Corner taken by Mark Wright, Billy Kee manages to make a clearance.

7:23

The ball is sent over by Mat Sadler, clearance made by Guy Branston.

6:41

James Collins takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.

4:40

Centre by Chris Zebroski, Nicky Wroe gets a block in.

3:27

Billy Kee fouled by Mat Sadler, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

3:13

The ball is crossed by Mat Sadler.

3:05

A cross is delivered by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

1:59

Unfair challenge on James Collins by Damon Lathrope results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Sharps.

1:24

The ball is swung over by Mark Wright, Scott Bevan makes a save.

Match Preview

Robinson guns for parent club Shrews Torquay manager Paul Buckle has a full-strength squad available for the visit of Shrewsbury in the League Two play-off semi-final first leg. Striker Jake Robinson is on loan at Plainmoor from Shrewsbury, but is eligible to face his parent club in the play-offs. Robinson joined the Gulls on loan in January on a deal until the end of May, and Shrewsbury were on the wrong end of that decision when he scored twice against them in a 5-0 rout two months ago. Buckle confirmed: "Jake can play on Saturday and I've been asked a lot of questions about him. "I can't speak for Shrewsbury, but Jake has been a wonderful signing for us. "He's been instrumental in everything we've done. The boy is looking forward to the game." David Raven is battling to be fit for Shrewsbury's play-off semi-final first leg at Torquay. The right-back is struggling with the thigh strain which forced him to miss the final day 3-0 win over Oxford, an injury which was aggravated in training having picked up a dead-leg in the penultimate game of the season against Cheltenham. Jermaine Grandison stepped in against the U's and will battle it out with Raven for a place at full-back should he recover in time. All three of Shrewsbury's loan players - Mat Sadler, David Davis and Niall Canavan - have been cleared to play, while midfielder Steve Leslie also comes back into the frame following the completion of his successful two-month spell with Hereford. But manager Graham Turner will be wary of the threat posed by Shrews striker Jake Robinson, who is on loan with the Gulls and eligible to play against his employers. Robinson moved to Plainmoor in January on a deal until the end of May, with no clause included which prevents him from taking part in meetings between the two sides. He made Town pay the price for that decision when he bagged a brace in a 5-0 romp for Torquay in March.

Formation:442Manager: Paul Buckle

Torquay

Formation: 442Manager: Graham Turner

Shrewsbury

  • Scott Bevan
  • Lee Mansell
  • Chris Robertson
  • Guy Branston
  • Kevin Nicholson
  • Chris Zebroski
  • Damon Lathrope
  • Eunan O'Kane
  • Jake Robinson
  • Billy Kee
  • Gavin Tomlin
  • SUBS
  • Danny Potter
  • Lathanial Rowe-Turner
  • Mark Ellis
  • Lloyd Macklin
  • Saul Halpin
  • Joe Oastler
  • Danny Stevens

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Match Report

First-half salvo boosts Gulls First-half goals from Chris Zebroski and Eunan O'Kane gave Torquay a 2-0 win and a significant advantage over Shrewsbury in the first leg of their npower League Two play-off semi-final. Striker Zebroski opened the scoring with a neat finish in the 29th minute after good work from Gavin Tomlin, and O'Kane added a second on the stroke of half-time. The midfielder hit a low shot from 20 yards and, despite his effort lacking power, the ball flew into the corner past Shrewsbury goalkeeper Benjamin Smith. Paul Buckle's men will feel they have taken a significant step towards reaching the final at Old Trafford after an impressive, fully-deserved victory. Shrewsbury were second-best throughout and face a big task to try and turn round the tie in the second leg on Friday. Graham Turner's side created precious few genuine goalscoring opportunities but they threatened first when James Collins hit a 20-yard shot which Torquay stopper Scott Bevan held comfortably. Yet the Gulls always looked more dangerous in attack and almost led in the seventh minute when Tomlin crossed for Billy Kee, who headed wide from just six yards out. Zebroski was then afforded the time and space to hit a long-range piledriver from 30 yards which flashed just past Smith's left-hand post in the 15th minute. Shrewsbury forward Matt Harrold then fired wide from 25 yards before the hosts were dealt a blow in the 25th minute. Defender Ian Sharps succumbed to injury and was replaced by Niall Canavan. James Collins then drove wide from 12 yards before the opening goal arrived in the 29th minute when Tomlin did superbly well to create space down the right flank. He turned his marker and played a low cross into the feet of Zebroski, who took one touch to control the ball and another to rifle home a low shot from eight yards out. Torquay almost claimed a second moments later as Jake Robinson's 20-yard strike was parried by Smith and, with the hosts in the ascendancy, they scored again in the third minute of added time at the end of the first half. Jake Robinson, who is on loan at Plainmoor from Shrewsbury but is eligible to play against them in the play-offs, embarked on a strong run down the left flank. He laid the ball back to O'Kane, who hit a low right-footed shot from 20 yards which Smith perhaps should have saved. Kevin Nicholson almost added a third for the Gulls in the 59th minute but Smith made a smart stop and then also denied Tomlin to keep the score down ahead of the second leg at Shrewsbury next week.

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