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Torquay v Gillingham

Highlights - Torquay 2-5 Gillingham

Jo Kuffour scored twice as Gillingham held off a spirited Torquay comeback.

On-loan Bristol Rovers striker Kuffour swept in two strikes from close range to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.

Torquay fought back to 2-2 after the break thanks to Chris Robertson's header and Danny Stevens' angled drive.

Luke Rooney restored the lead from the penalty spot after Kuffour was fouled by Eunan O'Kane, before an angled drive from Frank Nouble and a Chris Whelpdale cross-shot sealed victory.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay boss Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"You talk at half time and tell them all the positives and they go out there for eight minutes and really put a spurt on, get the two goals, get themselves back into it, and then the penalty's the swinging incident, but defensively today we were very, very poor.

"On chances their goalkeeper has had to work harder than our goalkeeper, but they took their chances and we've missed ours.

"It's poor defending, I thought Nouble and Kuffour gave our two centre halves a torrid time all afternoon and made it very difficult for us."

Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

"That was good to watch as a spectator but a nightmare for us to watch on the bench.

"We got a couple of goals first half, perhaps fortuitous, we said at half-time 2-0 is a dangerous scoreline and if we concede early we've got a problem and that's what happened.

"At 2-2 I could only see one winner and it wasn't us, but we were comfortable in the end, but we defend too deep and we are our own worst enemies at times."

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Torquay 2-5 Gillingham FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Robertson 47
  • Stevens 51
  • Kuffour 6
  • Kuffour 39
  • Rooney (pen) 56
  • Nouble 78
  • Whelpdale 89

Torquay

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 05 Robertson
  • 06 Saah
  • 18 Oastler
  • 07 Mansell
  • 10 O'Kane
  • 15 Bodin
  • 19 Stevens
  • 09 Howe yellow card
  • 23 Atieno (Halpin 75)

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice,
  • 04 Ellis,
  • 16 McPhee,
  • 17 Halpin,
  • 22 Lathrope

Gillingham

  • 01 Flitney
  • 06 Richards yellow card
  • 12 Martin
  • 15 Lawrence
  • 16 Fish
  • 07 Whelpdale (Evans 90)
  • 10 Weston
  • 14 Rooney
  • 19 Montrose yellow card
  • 29 Nouble
  • 33 Kuffour (Payne 86)

Substitutes

  • 28 Gazzaniga,
  • 20 Davies,
  • 22 Essam,
  • 24 Evans,
  • 23 Payne
Ref: LangfordAtt: 2,582
TORQUAY
GILLINGHAM

Possession

  • Torquay 56%
  • Gillingham 44%

Attempts on target

  • Torquay 9
  • Gillingham 6

Attempts off target

  • Torquay 9
  • Gillingham 3

Corners

  • Torquay 10
  • Gillingham 8

Fouls

  • Torquay 12
  • Gillingham 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:09 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+1:39 Corner taken right-footed by Eunan O'Kane, clearance made by Matt Lawrence.
  • 90:00+1:01 Stefan Payne is ruled offside. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.
  • 88:56 Substitution (Gillingham) makes a substitution, with Jack Evans coming on for Chris Whelpdale.
  • 88:56 GOAL - Chris WhelpdaleTorquay 2 - 5 Gillingham Chris Whelpdale grabs a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Torquay 2-5 Gillingham.
  • 87:52 Rene Howe is adjudged to have handled the ball. Garry Richards takes the indirect free kick.
  • 87:07 A cross is delivered by Joe Oastler, Close range header by Billy Bodin goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 85:25 Substitution Jo Kuffour leaves the field to be replaced by Stefan Payne.
  • 85:01 Foul by Rene Howe on Garry Richards, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Garry Richards.
  • 82:51 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Rooney, save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 81:35 Unfair challenge on Curtis Weston by Eunan O'Kane results in a free kick. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.
  • 79:25 Kevin Nicholson takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Frank Nouble makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frank Nouble by Saul Halpin. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.
  • 78:35 Eunan O'Kane fouled by Lewis Montrose, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 77:14 The assist for the goal came from Luke Rooney.
  • 77:14 GOAL - Frank NoubleTorquay 2 - 4 Gillingham Frank Nouble grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 2-4 Gillingham.
  • 75:58 Billy Bodin concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Lawrence. Garry Richards restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:45 Substitution Saul Halpin comes on in place of Taiwo Atieno.
  • 74:23 Shot by Eunan O'Kane from a long way out goes over the net.
  • 73:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Matt Lawrence. Kevin Nicholson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 72:42 Frank Nouble fouled by Chris Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Rooney restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:23 Lewis Montrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane. Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:37 Booking Lewis Montrose is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 67:40 Lee Mansell challenges Luke Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Rooney.
  • 66:17 Joe Martin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 66:09 The ball is crossed by Frank Nouble, Kevin Nicholson gets a block in.
  • 65:49 Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball, clearance made by Joe Martin.
  • 65:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Weston on Taiwo Atieno. Eunan O'Kane takes the indirect free kick.
  • 64:15 Shot from just outside the area by Billy Bodin goes over the bar.
  • 63:31 Inswinging corner taken by Luke Rooney from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Eunan O'Kane.
  • 60:26 Joe Martin takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Luke Rooney takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Mansell. Luke Rooney delivers the ball in from the corner, clearance by Lee Mansell.
  • 57:37 Kevin Nicholson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 57:37 Booking Garry Richards goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 56:37 Handball by Chris Whelpdale. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Eunan O'Kane, save made by Ross Flitney. Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry Richards on Chris Robertson.
  • 55:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Taiwo Atieno on Garry Richards. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.
  • 55:18 GOAL - Luke RooneyTorquay 2 - 3 Gillingham Power penalty scored by Luke Rooney. Torquay 2-3 Gillingham.
  • 53:57 Shot from 12 yards by Jo Kuffour. Save by Robert Olejnik. Foul by Eunan O'Kane on Jo Kuffour, Penalty awarded.
  • 53:05 Luke Rooney has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 52:23 The assistant referee flags for offside against Rene Howe. Ross Flitney takes the indirect free kick.
  • 51:19 Lewis Montrose challenges Billy Bodin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Oastler takes the free kick.
  • 50:22 The assist for the goal came from Rene Howe.
  • 50:22 GOAL - Danny StevensTorquay 2 - 2 Gillingham Danny Stevens scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 2-2 Gillingham.
  • 49:42 Lewis Montrose delivers the ball, Kevin Nicholson gets a block in.
  • 48:59 Foul by Taiwo Atieno on Matt Lawrence, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Lawrence.
  • 46:30 Assist on the goal came from Eunan O'Kane.
  • 46:30 GOAL - Chris RobertsonTorquay 1 - 2 Gillingham Chris Robertson finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Torquay 1-2 Gillingham.
  • 46:03 Corner taken right-footed by Eunan O'Kane from the right by-line,
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:55 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+2:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Lawrence on Rene Howe. Lee Mansell takes the indirect free kick.
  • 42:43 Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:43 Booking Rene Howe is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 42:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry Richards on Taiwo Atieno.
  • 40:29 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Rene Howe takes a shot. Ross Flitney makes a save.
  • 38:48 Assist on the goal came from Luke Rooney.
  • 38:48 GOAL - Jo KuffourTorquay 0 - 2 Gillingham Jo Kuffour gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 0-2 Gillingham.
  • 38:32 Kevin Nicholson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Whelpdale. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Rooney from right wing,
  • 37:08 Lee Mansell takes a shot. Ross Flitney makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Eunan O'Kane, Brian Saah has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 35:42 The ball is swung over by Billy Bodin, Lewis Montrose makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the right by-line. Matt Fish concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Stevens. Eunan O'Kane takes the free kick.
  • 32:05 Matt Fish handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed by Eunan O'Kane, save made by Ross Flitney.
  • 30:50 Frank Nouble has an effort at goal. Ross Flitney makes a save. Luke Rooney takes the inswinging corner, Effort from deep inside the area by Matt Lawrence misses to the right of the goal.
  • 30:08 Taiwo Atieno takes a shot. Save by Ross Flitney.
  • 29:34 The referee blows for offside against Taiwo Atieno. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.
  • 27:17 Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Matt Lawrence.
  • 26:59 Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save by Ross Flitney.
  • 26:07 Taiwo Atieno challenges Garry Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Garry Richards.
  • 24:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Montrose on Eunan O'Kane. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 23:33 Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, Rene Howe takes a shot. Save by Ross Flitney.
  • 21:45 Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane, Chris Robertson takes a shot. Clearance made by Matt Lawrence.
  • 21:36 The ball is delivered by Danny Stevens, clearance by Joe Martin.
  • 19:47 Lee Mansell produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
  • 18:03 The ball is sent over by Frank Nouble, save made by Robert Olejnik.
  • 16:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Bodin by Curtis Weston. Indirect free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.
  • 14:32 Centre by Jo Kuffour, Matt Lawrence takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 14:04 A cross is delivered by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 9:33 Centre by Kevin Nicholson, Billy Bodin has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save made by Ross Flitney. Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane.
  • 7:43 The referee penalises Rene Howe for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Flitney.
  • 5:41 The assist for the goal came from Lewis Montrose.
  • 5:41 GOAL - Jo KuffourTorquay 0 - 1 Gillingham Goal scored by Jo Kuffour from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 0-1 Gillingham.
  • 5:07 Luke Rooney takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:28 The ball is swung over by Kevin Nicholson, Curtis Weston makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 2:47 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson to the near post, Taiwo Atieno has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 2:47 Kevin Nicholson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Headed effort from close range by Taiwo Atieno goes wide left of the target.
  • 2:37 Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball, Matt Lawrence manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:21 The ball is delivered by Danny Stevens, Joe Martin makes a clearance.
  • 1:42 Eunan O'Kane has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
  • 0:10 Foul by Taiwo Atieno on Garry Richards, free kick awarded. Ross Flitney restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 15 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Crawley Town 13 6 28
2 Southend 13 9 26
3 Oxford Utd 13 7 23
4 Cheltenham 13 5 23
5 Shrewsbury 13 3 23
6 AFC Wimbledon 13 2 23
7 Morecambe 13 12 22
8 Port Vale 13 10 22
9 Gillingham 13 8 21
10 Burton Albion 13 1 20
11 Swindon 13 7 19
12 Macclesfield 13 3 18
13 Rotherham 13 -1 18
14 Bristol Rovers 13 -3 18
15 Crewe 13 -2 16
16 Torquay 13 -3 15
17 Northampton 13 -4 15
18 Accrington 13 -5 15
19 Aldershot 13 -3 14
20 Dag & Red 13 -6 13
21 Barnet 13 -10 12
22 Bradford 13 -6 10
23 Hereford 13 -15 10
24 Plymouth 13 -15 8

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