Torquay 1-0 Accrington Stanley- Report
Report of match 6th April 2012
Torquay 1-0 Accrington Stanley- Report.
Howe nudges Gulls closer to top-three finish
Rene Howe's 13th goal of the season proved enough to see off Accrington and keep Torquay on track for automatic promotion.
Howe profited in the 73rd minute after excellent work by substitute Ryan Jarvis to win the ball in the corner. Jarvis set Howe on his way to goal and the powerful forward let fly with an unstoppable shot to secure United's 12th 1-0 triumph of the season and 12th home league win.
The Gulls should have gone ahead in the 62nd minute when winger Danny Stevens unselfishly teed up central defender Mark Ellis eight yards out but he could only watch as the ball came back off the underside of the crossbar.
Ellis atoned with a brilliant block to deny Jamie Devitt when he let fly with a goalbound effort from close range just minutes later.
Stanley's best opportunity fell to substitute striker Ian Craney, who did well to beat Ellis and home goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik to the ball but sent his deft flick looping just over the bar.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Friday, 6th April 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Plainmoor|
|1 - 0||Accrington S.
|22||Damon Lathrope (Jarvis 66)|
|19||Danny Stevens (Rowe-Turner 88)|
|9||Rene Howe (Atieno 80)|
|8||Ryan Jarvis (Lathrope 66)|
|2||Lathaniel Rowe-Turner (Stevens 88)|
|23||Taiwo Atieno (Howe 80)|
|17||Jamie Devitt (Hatfield 81)|
|24||Ryan Hopper (Evans 66)|
|23||Padraig Amond (Craney 46)|
|10||Ian Craney (Amond 46)|
|30||Will Hatfield (Devitt 81)|
|19||Micah Evans (Hopper 66)|
|Torquay Utd. cards shown|
|14 mins||Damon Lathrope||Unsporting behaviour|
|37 mins||Mark Ellis||Unsporting behaviour|
|82 mins||Joe Oastler||Unsporting behaviour|
|Accrington S. cards shown|
|53 mins||Ian Dunbavin||Timewasting|
|60 mins||Peter Murphy||Unsporting behaviour|
|90+4 mins||Michael Liddle||Unsporting behaviour|