sport
  • English League 2
  • 28 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • St James Park
  • Attendance: 4,824
ExeterExetervTorquayTorquay
01
  • Howe, pen 17

live commentary

  • English League 2
  • 28 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • St James Park
  • Attendance: 4,824
ExeterExetervTorquayTorquay
01
  • Howe, pen 17

match report

Rene Howe's early penalty sealed a 1-0 win for Torquay United in their Devon derby clash with Exeter City at St James Park on Monday night.

In a first half of few chances, the deadlock was broken on 17 minutes when Billy Bodin beat Steve Tully with a nutmeg and was then tripped inside the box by the Exeter full-back.

Howe stuttered his run and waited for goalkeeper Artur Krysiak to go to ground before rolling the ball down the middle.

Exeter got better as the half wore on, but with no out-and-out striker on the pitch, they lacked a genuine goal threat. Jimmy Keohane had their best chance, but he fired wide of goal after good work by debutant Mark Molesley.

In truth, Torquay goalkeeper Michael Poke barely got his gloves dirty as his team defended well.

Exeter had nearly all of the play in the second half, but the closest they came was when substitute Jamie Cureton saw his effort well saved by Poke.

Guillem Bauza also had a great chance at the death for Exeter, but he headed wastefully wide as the Gulls held on for the win.

team line-up

1Artur Krysiak
5Pat Baldwin
4Scott Bennett
6Daniel Coles
3Craig Woodman
2Steve Tully
22Jimmy Keohane
28Mark Molesley60
14Tommy Doherty60
8Matt Oakley67
10Alan Gow

substitutes

37Jordan Moore-Taylor
16Kevin Amankwaah
11Arron Davies67
12Jamie Cureton60
24Rhys Evans
32Jake Gosling
21Guillem Bauza60

referee

James Adcock

team line-up

1Michael Poke
3Kevin Nicholson
2Joe Oastler
4Aaron Downes
5Brian Saah
20Nathan Craig38
7Lee Mansell
15Billy Bodin75
6Damon Lathrope
8Ryan Jarvis
9Rene Howe

substitutes

16Angus MacDonald
23Ashley Yeoman
19Danny Stevens38
18Craig Easton
13Martin Rice
21Thomas Cruise
14Lloyd Macklin75

referee

James Adcock

match stats

possession %4456
shots on target65
shots off target54
corners152
tackles won00
offsides30