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Torquay   5 - 0   Rochdale

Torquay 5-0 Rochdale

Torquay 5-0 Rochdale

Elliot Benyon
Benyon scored twice in five minutes to put the Gulls 3-0 up

Elliot Benyon scored twice as lowly Torquay thrashed League Two leaders Rochdale to boost their survival hopes.

Dale could have clinched promotion, but fell behind after Scott Rendell turned home Chris Zebroski's scuffed effort.

Rochdale cleared an effort off the line but Benyon headed home twice in five minutes to make it 3-0 at the interval.

Nicky Wroe added a fourth from the spot after Frank Fielding fouled Benyon, and Mustapha Carayol completed the rout after bursting into the area.

However, Dale can wrap up promotion in front of their own fans with a win over bottom club Darlington on Tuesday - while they could also book their place in League One if other results go their way.


Torquay United manger Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Devon:
"I think we're capable of beating anyone on our day, we've pushed teams all the way this season.

"Today we got it right and we showed we can not only compete at this level, but when we play like that we can match and go beyond the top teams.

"We've played a good side today, the players have performed brilliantly, and we thoroughly deserved our win."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Manchester:

"The players didn't turn up. The players deserve the criticism from myself, each other and the supporters

"There's a possibility they think we've already done the job... as we haven't looked that vulnerable all season.

"I thought Torquay were excellent, they outperformed us and it looked like they were top of the league today."

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Saturday, 10 April 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Torquay 5-0 Rochdale FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Rendell 29
  • Benyon 31
  • Benyon 35
  • Wroe (pen) 62
  • Carayol 77

    Torquay

    • 01 Bevan (Poke 62)
    • 03 Nicholson
    • 05 Robertson
    • 34 Branston
    • 04 Ellis
    • 07 Mansell
    • 11 Wroe
    • 18 Carayol (Stevens 83)
    • 09 Benyon (O'Kane 85)
    • 10 Rendell
    • 29 Zebroski

    Substitutes

    • 30 Poke,
    • 22 Smith,
    • 23 Charnock,
    • 36 Rowe-Turner,
    • 12 Thompson,
    • 19 Stevens,
    • 32 O'Kane

    Rochdale

    • 34 Fielding yellow card
    • 02 Wiseman (Dawson 46)
    • 03 Kennedy (Holness 63)
    • 04 Stanton
    • 23 McArdle
    • 06 Toner (Higginbotham 46)
    • 07 Kennedy
    • 08 Jones
    • 15 Thompson
    • 09 Dagnall
    • 19 O'Grady

    Substitutes

    • 01 Arthur,
    • 26 Dawson,
    • 28 Flynn,
    • 31 Holness,
    • 33 Taylor,
    • 14 Obadeyi,
    • 18 Higginbotham
    Ref: SuttonAtt: 3,093
    TORQUAY
    ROCHDALE

    Possession

    • Torquay 51%
    • Rochdale 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Torquay 7
    • Rochdale 8

    Attempts off target

    • Torquay 8
    • Rochdale 6

    Corners

    • Torquay 4
    • Rochdale 4

    Fouls

    • Torquay 9
    • Rochdale 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:09 The match has reached full-time.
    • 89:49 Unfair challenge on Rory McArdle by Nicky Wroe results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
    • 89:40 Centre by Danny Stevens, clearance made by Rory McArdle.
    • 86:16 A cross is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, clearance made by Rory McArdle.
    • 84:21 Substitution Eunan O'Kane on for Elliot Benyon.
    • 84:21 Chris O'Grady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Wroe. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.
    • 83:15 Elliot Benyon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory McArdle. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
    • 82:10 Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Danny Stevens coming on for Mustapha Carayol.
    • 79:45 Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Dagnall. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.
    • 78:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Holness on Chris Zebroski. Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Frank Fielding.
    • 76:51 Assist by Kevin Nicholson.
    • 76:51 GOAL - Mustapha CarayolTorquay 5 - 0 Rochdale Mustapha Carayol finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 5-0 Rochdale.
    • 74:32 Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Mark Ellis gets a block in. Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Chris Robertson makes a save. Kevin Nicholson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jason Kennedy.
    • 73:55 A cross is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, Effort from inside the area by Elliot Benyon misses to the left of the goal.
    • 72:18 Unfair challenge on Joe Thompson by Chris Zebroski results in a free kick. Marcus Holness takes the free kick.
    • 70:25 Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Ellis.
    • 69:59 Elliot Benyon concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Stanton. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
    • 69:06 Elliot Benyon takes a shot. Craig Dawson makes a clearance.
    • 67:39 Chris Zebroski delivers the ball.
    • 66:56 Effort from inside the area by Lee Mansell misses to the left of the target.
    • 66:37 The ball is sent over by Mustapha Carayol, clearance made by Rory McArdle.
    • 65:38 Shot on goal by Mustapha Carayol from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 64:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Wroe on Kallum Higginbotham. Direct free kick taken by Gary Jones.
    • 61:46 Substitution (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Marcus Holness coming on for Thomas Kennedy.
    • 61:46 Substitution Michael Poke joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Bevan.
    • 61:14 Assist by Elliot Benyon.
    • 61:14 GOAL - Nicky WroeTorquay 4 - 0 Rochdale Penalty taken right-footed by Nicky Wroe and scored. Torquay 4-0 Rochdale.
    • 60:00 Booking Booking for Frank Fielding for unsporting behaviour.
    • 59:53 Frank Fielding concedes a Penalty for a foul on Elliot Benyon.
    • 59:17 Kevin Nicholson challenges Rory McArdle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Thomas Kennedy from right by-line, save made by Scott Bevan.
    • 56:52 Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Ellis. Corner taken by Thomas Kennedy from the left by-line, clearance by Mark Ellis.
    • 56:41 Corner taken by Thomas Kennedy from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Mark Ellis.
    • 56:17 The ball is sent over by Rory McArdle, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.
    • 55:38 Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in.
    • 55:21 Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Rendell.
    • 54:19 Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Kennedy, save made by Scott Bevan.
    • 53:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Guy Branston. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.
    • 51:28 Mustapha Carayol produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 49:32 Effort from the edge of the area by Thomas Kennedy goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 49:03 Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, save made by Frank Fielding.
    • 47:36 Centre by Kevin Nicholson, Frank Fielding makes a save.
    • 46:06 Joe Thompson delivers the ball, save made by Scott Bevan.
    • 45:35 Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Dawson.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Craig Dawson comes on in place of Scott Wiseman.
    • 45:01 Substitution Kallum Higginbotham on for Ciaran Toner.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:12 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+2:26 Chris O'Grady sends in a cross, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.
    • Correction - 45:00+1:16 Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan. Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in.
    • 45:00+1:16 Effort on goal by Chris O'Grady from 20 yards. Save by Scott Bevan. Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Blocked by Guy Branston.
    • 40:32 Shot by Gary Jones from a long way out goes over the target.
    • 40:09 Elliot Benyon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory McArdle. Direct free kick taken by Rory McArdle.
    • 38:59 Chris Dagnall concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ellis. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
    • 38:30 The ball is swung over by Mustapha Carayol, clearance made by Gary Jones.
    • 37:39 Effort from deep inside the area by Elliot Benyon misses to the right of the target.
    • 34:09 Assist by Mark Ellis.
    • 34:09 GOAL - Elliot BenyonTorquay 3 - 0 Rochdale Elliot Benyon scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Torquay 3-0 Rochdale.
    • 33:43 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson,
    • 33:06 Unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Thomas Kennedy results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Scott Wiseman.
    • 32:24 Unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Joe Thompson results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 31:54 The ball is sent over by Thomas Kennedy, clearance made by Guy Branston.
    • 30:36 The assist for the goal came from Scott Rendell.
    • 30:36 GOAL - Elliot BenyonTorquay 2 - 0 Rochdale Elliot Benyon finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Torquay 2-0 Rochdale.
    • 30:05 Chris Dagnall concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ellis. Direct free kick taken by Mark Ellis.
    • Correction - 28:11 Assist by Chris Zebroski.
    • Correction - 28:11 GOAL - Scott RendellTorquay 1 - 0 Rochdale A goal is scored by Scott Rendell from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Rochdale.
    • 28:11 The assist for the goal came from Chris Zebroski.
    • 28:11 GOAL - Scott RendellTorquay 1 - 0 Rochdale Scott Rendell scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Rochdale.
    • 27:58 The ball is crossed by Mustapha Carayol, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.
    • 26:03 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Thomas Kennedy from the left by-line, Guy Branston fouled by Joe Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.
    • 24:31 Centre by Elliot Benyon, blocked by Joe Thompson. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, Frank Fielding makes a save.
    • 24:13 The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson.
    • 23:35 The ball is sent over by Chris Zebroski, Scott Rendell takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding. Kevin Nicholson takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.
    • 22:04 Shot from just outside the box by Elliot Benyon misses to the right of the goal.
    • 21:21 Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, Scott Rendell takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
    • 20:38 Shot from deep inside the area by Joe Thompson goes over the bar.
    • 19:53 The ball is crossed by Chris O'Grady, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.
    • 19:21 Foul by Guy Branston on Joe Thompson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Thomas Kennedy.
    • 12:58 Shot from 18 yards from Nicky Wroe. Nathan Stanton gets a block in.
    • 11:23 Gary Jones has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
    • 7:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ciaran Toner on Chris Zebroski. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, Frank Fielding makes a save.
    • 5:05 Chris Dagnall produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 4:11 Rory McArdle challenges Elliot Benyon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.
    • 3:28 Chris Dagnall has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save made by Scott Bevan.
    • 2:35 The ball is swung over by Chris O'Grady, Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:49 The ball is crossed by Gary Jones, save by Scott Bevan.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 10 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Rochdale 40 38 79
    2 Notts County 39 50 77
    3 Bournemouth 41 9 71
    4 Aldershot 41 13 65
    5 Rotherham 41 4 65
    6 Chesterfield 41 2 65
    7 Morecambe 41 11 64
    8 Bury 41 -4 64
    9 Northampton 41 11 63
    10 Port Vale 41 13 60
    11 Dag & Red 41 5 60
    12 Shrewsbury 41 3 58
    13 Burton Albion 41 -1 55
    14 Accrington 40 -9 54
    15 Crewe 41 -5 50
    16 Hereford 41 -14 50
    17 Macclesfield 41 -8 49
    18 Bradford 41 -9 49
    19 Lincoln City 41 -19 46
    20 Barnet 40 -9 45
    21 Torquay 41 0 44
    22 Cheltenham 40 -11 44
    23 Grimsby 41 -24 37
    24 Darlington 39 -46 23

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