Crewe   0 - 3   Torquay

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Crewe 0 - 3 Torquay

Torquay claim their third victory in a row as they comfortably win at Crewe.

Torquay claimed their third victory in a row as they comfortably won at Crewe.

Rene Howe's powerful strike gave the Gulls the lead before Billy Bodin and Eunan O'Kane both hit the post as Torquay dominated the first half.

Lee Mansell made it 2-0 with a low shot after the Alex failed to clear a free-kick and Bodin sealed the victory with a low finish after a fine run.

Crewe's Luke Murphy headed a good chance over the bar and Shaun Miller went close with a shot and a header.

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Crewe manager Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

"The fans aren't booing the players. They're booing me, but that's up to them.

"I won't leave this club because of them. I shall hand over when it suits or when somebody else tells me that it's time to go.

"It certainly won't be because of the supporters."

Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"The first half is probably where we deserved the two goals, where we played better, but on the break we always looked a danger, we always looked like we could have chances.

"We went eight games without a win and now we've got three wins, nine points, nine goals and none against.

"It's amazing how the confidence can change quickly and we look like a good team again now."

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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crewe 0-3 Torquay FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Howe 9
    • Mansell 53
    • Bodin 68

    Crewe

    • 01 Phillips
    • 02 Tootle
    • 03 Davis
    • 06 Dugdale
    • 15 Martin
    • 04 Westwood
    • 07 Bell (Sarcevic 74)
    • 08 Murphy
    • 09 Miller
    • 10 Leitch-Smith (Powell 71)
    • 11 Moore

    Substitutes

    • 13 Martin,
    • 05 Artell,
    • 12 Shelley,
    • 14 Sarcevic,
    • 25 Powell

    Torquay

    • 01 Olejnik
    • 03 Nicholson
    • 06 Saah
    • 18 Oastler yellow card
    • 04 Ellis
    • 07 Mansell
    • 10 O'Kane
    • 15 Bodin (Rowe-Turner 87)
    • 19 Stevens (McPhee 81)
    • 22 Lathrope
    • 09 Howe (Atieno 66)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Rice,
    • 02 Rowe-Turner,
    • 05 Robertson,
    • 16 McPhee,
    • 23 Atieno
    Ref: Geoff EltringhamAtt: 3,521
    CREWE
    TORQUAY

    Possession

    • Crewe 47%
    • Torquay 53%

    Attempts on target

    • Crewe 5
    • Torquay 5

    Attempts off target

    • Crewe 13
    • Torquay 11

    Corners

    • Crewe 4
    • Torquay 3

    Fouls

    • Crewe 4
    • Torquay 11
    • Final Result
    • 93:44 The match has reached full-time.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:52 Unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Damon Lathrope results in a free kick. Nick Powell produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Westwood on Mark Ellis. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:45 Effort on goal by Eunan O'Kane from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 87:52 Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood.
    • 86:52 Shot from just outside the area by Taiwo Atieno misses to the right of the target.
    • 86:22 Substitution Billy Bodin goes off and Lathanial Rowe-Turner comes on.
    • 81:37 Foul by Taiwo Atieno on Carl Martin, free kick awarded. Ashley Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 80:45 Substitution Danny Stevens leaves the field to be replaced by Chris McPhee.
    • 79:54 Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, Adam Dugdale takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line.
    • 79:38 Nick Powell takes a shot. Mark Ellis gets a block in.
    • 77:36 Luke Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Damon Lathrope.
    • 76:32 Taiwo Atieno concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Dugdale. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 75:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Harry Davis. Harry Davis takes the direct free kick.
    • 73:10 Substitution Antoni Sarcevic comes on in place of Lee Bell.
    • 72:41 Effort from outside the box by Lee Bell goes wide right of the target.
    • 70:20 Substitution Nick Powell comes on in place of Ajay Leitch-Smith.
    • 69:40 Taiwo Atieno concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Westwood. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.
    • 67:38 Assist by Lee Mansell.
    • 67:38 GOAL - Billy BodinCrewe 0 - 3 Torquay Billy Bodin gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 0-3 Torquay.
    • 65:32 Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Taiwo Atieno coming on for Rene Howe.
    • 62:53 Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Ellis.
    • 61:20 Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood.
    • 60:08 Corner from right by-line taken by Eunan O'Kane.
    • 58:55 Shaun Miller takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.
    • 57:30 Effort on goal by Rene Howe from a long way out goes over the bar.
    • 56:12 Ajay Leitch-Smith is caught offside. Robert Olejnik takes the direct free kick.
    • 52:57 Eunan O'Kane provided the assist for the goal.
    • 52:57 GOAL - Lee MansellCrewe 0 - 2 Torquay Lee Mansell finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-2 Torquay.
    • 52:37 Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane,
    • 52:25 Lee Mansell takes a shot. Lee Bell gets a block in.
    • 51:58 Foul by Ajay Leitch-Smith on Lee Mansell, free kick awarded. Eunan O'Kane takes the direct free kick.
    • 50:32 Rene Howe has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 49:14 Billy Bodin takes a shot. Brilliant save by Steve Phillips.
    • 48:26 Shaun Miller has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
    • 47:16 Booking Joe Oastler is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 47:08 Byron Moore fouled by Joe Oastler, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.
    • 45:59 Shaun Miller takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.
    • 45:20 Foul by Billy Bodin on Lee Bell, free kick awarded. Adam Dugdale takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:01 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:41 Header from deep inside the area by Luke Murphy goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 39:33 Harry Davis has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
    • 36:13 Effort from the edge of the area by Shaun Miller goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 33:11 Rene Howe produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
    • 32:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Billy Bodin. Direct free kick taken by Matt Tootle.
    • 31:02 Shot from outside the area by Kevin Nicholson misses to the left of the goal.
    • 30:39 Shot by Eunan O'Kane from deep inside the penalty area hits the post.
    • 29:09 Joe Oastler takes a shot. Matt Tootle gets a block in.
    • 27:02 Byron Moore takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
    • 25:54 Byron Moore has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 23:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Miller by Mark Ellis. Adam Dugdale takes the direct free kick.
    • 21:13 Damon Lathrope fouled by Ajay Leitch-Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Damon Lathrope restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:04 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.
    • 14:08 Billy Bodin takes a shot from outside the box that bounces off the post.
    • 13:34 Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
    • 12:12 Header from deep inside the area by Luke Murphy goes over the bar.
    • 11:10 Joe Oastler challenges Byron Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.
    • 8:34 The assist for the goal came from Eunan O'Kane.
    • 8:34 GOAL - Rene HoweCrewe 0 - 1 Torquay Rene Howe grabs a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Torquay.
    • 6:56 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevin Nicholson, Shot by Lee Mansell from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
    • 5:34 Foul by Byron Moore on Mark Ellis, free kick awarded. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Damon Lathrope on Shaun Miller. Ashley Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 4:04 Shaun Miller takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
    • 3:20 Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.
    • 1:41 Ajay Leitch-Smith has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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    Npower League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 5 Nov 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Southend 17 18 38
    2 Crawley Town 17 11 36
    3 Cheltenham 17 7 32
    4 Shrewsbury 17 6 31
    5 Morecambe 17 17 30
    6 Swindon 17 12 29
    7 Oxford Utd 17 10 29
    8 Burton Albion 17 4 29
    9 Gillingham 17 7 27
    10 Port Vale 17 6 25
    11 AFC Wimbledon 17 -5 25
    12 Torquay 17 3 24
    13 Macclesfield 17 2 24
    14 Rotherham 17 1 24
    15 Aldershot 17 2 23
    16 Bristol Rovers 17 -6 21
    17 Accrington 17 -6 19
    18 Crewe 17 -7 19
    19 Hereford 17 -14 17
    20 Northampton 17 -8 16
    21 Bradford 17 -7 14
    22 Dag & Red 17 -15 13
    23 Barnet 17 -17 13
    24 Plymouth 17 -21 9

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