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Highlights - Torquay 3-0 Northampton

Torquay 3-0 Northampton

Torquay   3 - 0   Northampton

Torquay United began their League Two campaign in style with a comprehensive win against Northampton Town.

Gulls left-back Kevin Nicholson opened the scoring just before the interval, with a fierce left-foot drive.

Chris Zebroski doubled their lead two minutes after the break, netting on the rebound when his first shot was saved.

Elliot Benyon made it three with a low shot after a fine team move and the home side also hit the bar through Michael Jacobs and Nicholson late on.


Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson tells BBC Radio Northampton:
"You don't want to lose your first game, and to lose it 3-0 is disappointing.

"The pre-season performances count for nothing. It was an even game in the first half but the reaction to the first goal was the disappointing thing.

"We've got experienced heads in there and I don't think they did their jobs."


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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Torquay 3-0 Northampton FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Nicholson 44
  • Zebroski 47
  • Benyon 50

    Torquay

    • 01 Bevan
    • 03 Nicholson
    • 05 Robertson yellow card
    • 23 Branston
    • 04 Ellis
    • 07 Mansell
    • 11 Wroe
    • 19 Stevens
    • 09 Benyon (Macklin 83)
    • 20 Gritton (Kee 63)
    • 26 Zebroski

    Substitutes

    • 16 Potter,
    • 02 Rowe-Turner,
    • 06 Charnock,
    • 10 O'Kane,
    • 22 Lathrope,
    • 08 Kee,
    • 14 Macklin

    Northampton

    • 26 Jansson
    • 02 Rodgers (Jacobs 46)
    • 03 Hall
    • 06 Beckwith
    • 14 Johnson
    • 07 Gilligan
    • 08 Osman
    • 11 Holt
    • 23 Davis (Herbert 53)
    • 09 Guinan (Purcell 67)
    • 16 McKay

    Substitutes

    • 13 Walker,
    • 12 Wedderburn,
    • 17 Jacobs,
    • 10 Purcell,
    • 15 Herbert,
    • 20 Harris
    Ref: LangfordAtt: 3,567
    TORQUAY
    NORTHAMPTON

    Possession

    • Torquay 55%
    • Northampton 45%

    Attempts on target

    • Torquay 5
    • Northampton 2

    Attempts off target

    • Torquay 3
    • Northampton 4

    Corners

    • Torquay 3
    • Northampton 5

    Fouls

    • Torquay 17
    • Northampton 12
    • Final Result
    • 95:58 The referee starts the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:41 The offside flag is raised against Tadhg Purcell. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
    • 90:00+1:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Hall by Lloyd Macklin. Marcus Hall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:56 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
    • 90:00 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 89:32 Foul by Andrew Holt on Billy Kee, free kick awarded. Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 88:28 Unfair challenge on Billy Kee by John Johnson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
    • 88:05 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 87:54 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
    • 87:30 Lloyd Macklin crosses the ball, Dean Beckwith makes a clearance.
    • 87:17 Defending throw-in by Lee Mansell (Torquay).
    • 86:56 Michael Jacobs takes the inswinging corner, Lee Mansell manages to make a clearance.
    • 86:46 Attacking throw-in by Billy Mckay (Northampton).
    • 86:29 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 86:01 Foul by Chris Zebroski on Andrew Holt, free kick awarded. Oscar Jansson takes the free kick.
    • 85:02 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
    • 84:48 The ball is crossed by Marcus Hall.
    • 84:04 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
    • 82:28 Substitution Elliot Benyon leaves the field to be replaced by Lloyd Macklin.
    • 80:27 Ryan Gilligan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliot Benyon. Shot comes in from Kevin Nicholson from the free kick, save by Oscar Jansson. Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Nicholson, free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Branston on Dean Beckwith. Indirect free kick taken by Oscar Jansson.
    • 79:51 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 79:04 The ball is swung over by Michael Jacobs, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Courtney Herbert misses to the right of the target.
    • 78:44 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 77:58 Billy Kee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith. Direct free kick taken by Oscar Jansson.
    • 77:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Bevan by Tadhg Purcell. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
    • 76:46 Foul by Lee Mansell on Tadhg Purcell, free kick awarded. Marcus Hall takes the free kick.
    • 75:29 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 74:52 Marcus Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Zebroski. Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Marcus Hall makes a clearance.
    • 74:19 Attacking throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
    • 73:49 Danny Stevens fouled by Ryan Gilligan, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.
    • 73:16 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 72:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tadhg Purcell by Danny Stevens. Oscar Jansson takes the direct free kick.
    • 72:33 A cross is delivered by Billy Kee, clearance by Dean Beckwith.
    • 72:17 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
    • 70:46 Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Nicholson, Unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Tadhg Purcell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
    • 70:23 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 70:01 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 68:00 Foul by Elliot Benyon on John Johnson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marcus Hall.
    • 66:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Holt by Elliot Benyon. Free kick taken by Dean Beckwith.
    • 66:35 Substitution Steve Guinan leaves the field to be replaced by Tadhg Purcell.
    • 65:12 John Johnson sends in a cross, save by Scott Bevan. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Jacobs, Scott Bevan makes a save. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Jacobs, Abdul Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
    • 64:10 Unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Michael Jacobs,
    • 60:21 Substitution Billy Kee is brought on as a substitute for Martin Gritton.
    • 60:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Ellis on Billy Mckay. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Michael Jacobs, Scott Bevan makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Gilligan from the right by-line, Nicky Wroe makes a clearance.
    • 59:58 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
    • 58:31 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
    • 57:59 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 57:49 Centre by Marcus Hall.
    • 56:58 Attacking throw-in by Billy Mckay (Northampton).
    • Correction - 56:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Johnson by Lee Mansell. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Jacobs, clearance made by Guy Branston.
    • 56:04 Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay) on John Johnson (Northampton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 56:00 Attacking throw-in by Steve Guinan (Northampton).
    • 55:06 The ball is delivered by Andrew Holt.
    • 54:42 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Holt (Northampton).
    • 53:27 Guy Branston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Mckay. Free kick taken by Ryan Gilligan.
    • 52:52 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 52:18 Substitution Courtney Herbert replaces Liam Davis.
    • 51:39 The ball is crossed by Billy Mckay, clearance made by Chris Robertson.
    • 49:49 Assist on the goal came from Lee Mansell.
    • 49:49 GOAL - Elliot BenyonTorquay 3 - 0 Northampton Elliot Benyon finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 3-0 Northampton.
    • 48:51 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 48:26 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 47:38 Lee Mansell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 46:18 GOAL - Chris ZebroskiTorquay 2 - 0 Northampton Chris Zebroski fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 2-0 Northampton.
    • 45:53 Effort from 18 yards by Chris Zebroski. Save by Oscar Jansson.
    • 45:39 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 45:01 Substitution Paul Rodgers goes off and Michael Jacobs comes on.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:37 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
    • 45:00 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 43:45 GOAL - Kevin NicholsonTorquay 1 - 0 Northampton Kevin Nicholson grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Northampton.
    • 43:15 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
    • 41:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Holt by Martin Gritton. Free kick taken by Andrew Holt.
    • 41:06 The ball is swung over by Liam Davis, clearance by Mark Ellis.
    • 40:11 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 39:23 Liam Davis delivers the ball, Guy Branston makes a clearance.
    • 37:50 Attacking throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
    • 37:31 Abdul Osman takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.
    • 36:52 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 36:29 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
    • 34:33 Shot from outside the box by Chris Zebroski misses to the left of the target. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, Header from deep inside the area by Mark Ellis goes harmlessly over the crossbar. Unfair challenge on Danny Stevens by John Johnson results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.
    • 34:04 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 33:25 Defending throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
    • 32:53 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 32:20 Defending throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
    • 32:02 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 30:04 Ryan Gilligan delivers the ball in from the corner.
    • 28:34 Unfair challenge on Paul Rodgers by Kevin Nicholson results in a free kick. Liam Davis restarts play with the free kick.
    • 27:53 Booking Chris Robertson booked.
    • 27:47 Billy Mckay fouled by Chris Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Holt.
    • 27:16 Defending throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
    • 26:20 Andrew Holt fouled by Elliot Benyon, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Beckwith takes the free kick.
    • 25:46 The referee blows for offside. Oscar Jansson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 23:26 Billy Mckay is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 22:01 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
    • 21:14 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
    • 20:33 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 20:23 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 19:50 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
    • 18:25 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
    • 17:39 Dean Beckwith concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Gritton. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 17:23 Marcus Hall delivers the ball, save made by Scott Bevan.
    • 17:09 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Holt (Northampton).
    • 16:41 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 15:47 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 14:45 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
    • 14:19 Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Zebroski. Chris Robertson takes the free kick.
    • 13:12 Attacking throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
    • 12:15 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
    • 11:53 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 11:28 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 11:18 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
    • 10:23 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
    • 9:55 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
    • 8:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis by Chris Zebroski. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ryan Gilligan from left wing, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.
    • 8:27 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 7:44 Liam Davis produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 7:21 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
    • 7:04 Billy Mckay has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 6:51 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
    • 4:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Stevens by Ryan Gilligan. Scott Bevan takes the direct free kick.
    • Correction - 4:26 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).Attacking throw-in by Andrew Holt (Northampton).
    • 4:26 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 4:05 The ball is sent over by Liam Davis, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.
    • 3:40 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 3:20 Attacking throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 2:40 Goal kick taken long by Oscar Jansson (Northampton).
    • 2:23 Attacking throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
    • 2:00 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
    • 1:05 Defending throw-in by Marcus Hall (Northampton).
    • 0:25 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
    • 0:15 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

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    Npower League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 7 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Torquay 1 3 3
    2 Shrewsbury 1 2 3
    3 Wycombe 1 2 3
    4 Chesterfield 1 1 3
    5 Rotherham 1 1 3
    6 Hereford 1 1 3
    7 Port Vale 1 1 3
    8 Macclesfield 1 0 1
    9 Stevenage 1 0 1
    10 Cheltenham 1 0 1
    11 Gillingham 1 0 1
    12 Southend 1 0 1
    13 Stockport 1 0 1
    14 Accrington 1 0 1
    15 Aldershot 1 0 1
    16 Burton Albion 1 0 1
    17 Oxford Utd 1 0 1
    18 Barnet 1 -1 0
    19 Lincoln City 1 -1 0
    20 Bury 1 -1 0
    21 Crewe 1 -1 0
    22 Bradford 1 -2 0
    23 Morecambe 1 -2 0
    24 Northampton 1 -3 0

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