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 Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Plainmoor Attendance: 3,934|
|1 - 0||Accrington S.
|-||Match ends, Torquay United 1, Accrington Stanley 0.|
|90+4||Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Accrington Stanley 0.|
|90+4||Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|88||Substitution, Torquay United. Lathanial Rowe-Turner replaces Danny Stevens.|
|86||Corner, Torquay United.|
|82||Joe Oastler (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|81||Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Jamie Devitt.|
|80||Substitution, Torquay United. Taiwo Atieno replaces Rene Howe.|
|78||Corner, Accrington Stanley.|
|77||Corner, Accrington Stanley.|
|73||Goal! Torquay United 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Rene Howe (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Jarvis.|
|66||Substitution, Torquay United. Ryan Jarvis replaces Damon Lathrope.|
|66||Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Micah Evans replaces Ryan Hopper.|
|65||Corner, Accrington Stanley.|
|64||Corner, Torquay United.|
|60||Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|53||Ian Dunbavin (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.|
|52||Corner, Torquay United.|
|49||Corner, Accrington Stanley.|
|46||Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Ian Craney replaces Padraig Amond.|
|-||Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Accrington Stanley 0.|
|45+4||First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Accrington Stanley 0.|
|45+3||Corner, Accrington Stanley.|
|37||Corner, Torquay United.|
|37||Mark Ellis (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|14||Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|12||Corner, Torquay United.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|