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Torquay 2-0 Bradford

Torquay 2-0 Bradford

Torquay   2 - 0   Bradford

Torquay United maintained their perfect start to the League Two season with a routine win over 10-man Bradford City.

The Gulls went ahead on two minutes when Danny Stevens ran through and shot low into the corner from 20 yards.

And things got worse for the Bantams 10 minutes in when Robbie Threlfall was sent off for handball after a scramble.

Jon McLaughlin saved the resultant penalty but Chris Zebroski made it 2-0 when a McLaughlin clearance hit the striker and flew into the net.

Torquay's second goal was deserved but harsh on McLaughlin who had made a couple of fine saves to keep the visitors in the game before the break.

The keeper failed to get near Stevens' early strike but had done superbly to tip a fierce long-range Lee Mansell effort onto the bar and also made a good stop to thwart a Stevens shot.

Billy Kee and Elliott Benyon both also went close for the home side while Bradford's first effort on target did not come until four minutes before the interval when Gareth Evans saw his strike saved by Scott Bevan.

James Hanson came closest to finding the net for the visitors with 17 minutes remaining but his header was brilliantly saved by Bevan following a Luke O'Brien free-kick.

And by that stage, Zebroski's fortunate second goal following a Mansell through-ball had all but secured a third consecutive league win - all achieved without conceding a goal.

The victory also saw Torquay set a new club record of 10 successive clean sheets.


Bradford City manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Leeds:
"We had a very poor start, a really bad goal conceded within the first two minutes, just after that we had a player sent off, which was harsh.

"I didn't like the way we started, we were unprofessional and didn't start anywhere near as brightly as I would have liked.

"In the second half, to be fair, we improved a little bit, but it's difficult when you're playing against a confident team and you're down to ten men.

"What you must not do is allow good teams to play in a confident way, and the way that we started, gave them confidence."

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Torquay 2-0 Bradford FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Stevens 2
  • Zebroski 66

    Torquay

    • 01 Bevan
    • 03 Nicholson
    • 04 Ellis
    • 05 Robertson
    • 23 Branston yellow card
    • 07 Mansell yellow card
    • 11 Wroe yellow card
    • 19 Stevens (O'Kane 90+2)
    • 26 Zebroski
    • 08 Kee (Carlisle 55)
    • 09 Benyon (Gritton 90)

    Substitutes

    • 16 Potter,
    • 02 Rowe-Turner,
    • 06 Charnock,
    • 10 O'Kane,
    • 15 Carlisle,
    • 14 Macklin,
    • 20 Gritton

    Bradford

    • 01 McLaughlan
    • 06 Oliver
    • 15 Hunt (Syers 76)
    • 16 Duff
    • 28 Threlfall red card
    • 08 Doherty yellow card (O'Brien 46)
    • 19 Moult (Rehman 16)
    • 20 Adeyemi
    • 22 Bullock
    • 09 Evans
    • 17 Hanson

    Substitutes

    • 13 Saxton,
    • 03 O'Brien,
    • 05 Rehman,
    • 07 Daley,
    • 12 Williams,
    • 23 Syers,
    • 25 Chilak
    Ref: TannerAtt: 2,941
    TORQUAY
    BRADFORD

    Possession

    • Torquay 60%
    • Bradford 40%

    Attempts on target

    • Torquay 6
    • Bradford 3

    Attempts off target

    • Torquay 10
    • Bradford 4

    Corners

    • Torquay 8
    • Bradford 4

    Fouls

    • Torquay 14
    • Bradford 7
    • Final Result
    • 95:58 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:00 Nicky Wroe has a drilled shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 90:00+2:58 Gareth Evans takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Bevan makes a save.
    • 90:00+2:44 Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
    • 90:00+1:30 Substitution Eunan O'Kane comes on in place of Danny Stevens.
    • 90:00+1:18 Shane Duff produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 90:00+0:54 Inswinging corner taken by Luke O'Brien from the left by-line, clearance made by Guy Branston.
    • 90:00 The referee ends the match.
    • 89:27 Substitution Martin Gritton is brought on as a substitute for Elliot Benyon.
    • 89:15 The ball is swung over by Zesh Rehman, Lee Mansell manages to make a clearance.
    • 88:19 Tom Adeyemi concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Stevens. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 88:11 Luke O'Brien produces a cross, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
    • 86:34 Corner taken by James Hanson from the left by-line, clearance by Lee Mansell.
    • 86:08 James Hanson has an effort at goal. Blocked by Mark Ellis.
    • 83:56 Shot by Dave Syers from just outside the area goes over the net.
    • 83:40 The offside flag is raised against Nicky Wroe. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 82:07 Luke Oliver delivers the ball, comfortable save by Scott Bevan.
    • 79:56 Booking Lee Mansell goes into the referee's book.
    • 79:37 Unfair challenge on Lee Bullock by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Luke O'Brien takes the free kick.
    • 78:49 Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Luke O'Brien makes a clearance.
    • 78:41 Elliot Benyon delivers the ball, clearance by Shane Duff.
    • 77:44 The ball is swung over by Danny Stevens, clearance made by Shane Duff.
    • 77:27 The ball is sent over by Wayne Carlisle.
    • 76:00 Substitution Dave Syers comes on in place of Lewis Hunt.
    • 75:17 Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball, Zesh Rehman manages to make a clearance.
    • 74:27 Lee Bullock produces a cross, clearance made by Lee Bullock.
    • 74:10 Unfair challenge on James Hanson by Nicky Wroe results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke O'Brien.
    • 73:45 Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by James Hanson.
    • 73:15 Shane Duff takes the direct free kick.
    • 73:15 Booking Nicky Wroe is shown a yellow card.
    • 72:54 Foul by Nicky Wroe on James Hanson, free kick awarded.
    • 71:15 Gareth Evans delivers the ball, Zesh Rehman takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.
    • 71:15 Booking Booking for Guy Branston for unsporting behaviour.
    • 71:02 Guy Branston challenges James Hanson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 70:14 Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Mark Ellis goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 69:58 A cross is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Luke Oliver.
    • 68:56 Chris Zebroski fouled by Shane Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Luke O'Brien.
    • 68:01 Luke Oliver gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski. Direct free kick taken by Lee Mansell.
    • 67:20 A cross is delivered by Lewis Hunt.
    • 65:15 GOAL - Chris ZebroskiTorquay 2 - 0 Bradford Goal scored by Chris Zebroski from just outside the box high into the middle of the goal. Torquay 2-0 Bradford.
    • 63:09 Foul by Chris Zebroski on Zesh Rehman, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 61:18 Corner taken left-footed by Luke O'Brien from the left by-line, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
    • 61:00 A cross is delivered by Tom Adeyemi, Lee Mansell manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:26 Elliot Benyon takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 58:51 James Hanson crosses the ball, clearance made by Guy Branston.
    • 58:32 Kevin Nicholson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hanson. Free kick taken by Luke O'Brien.
    • 58:00 Centre by Chris Robertson.
    • 57:40 Foul by Lewis Hunt on Danny Stevens, free kick awarded. Lee Mansell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:41 Centre by Guy Branston, clearance made by Lee Bullock.
    • Correction - 54:59 Substitution Wayne Carlisle joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Kee.
    • 54:59 Substitution Elliot Benyon goes off and Wayne Carlisle comes on.
    • 54:27 James Hanson fouled by Mark Ellis, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bullock.
    • 53:11 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Zebroski to the near post, clearance made by Shane Duff.
    • 52:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bullock on Billy Kee. Strike on goal comes in from Danny Stevens from the free kick.
    • 52:07 Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.
    • 51:18 Elliot Benyon has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 50:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Duff by Billy Kee. Direct free kick taken by Shane Duff.
    • 47:49 The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson, save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 46:56 Corner taken by Luke O'Brien from the left by-line, save by Scott Bevan.
    • 45:01 Substitution Luke O'Brien joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tommy Doherty.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00 The referee blows for half time.
    • 43:16 Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, Header from deep inside the area by Chris Zebroski goes over the bar.
    • 43:01 The ball is delivered by Chris Zebroski, clearance by Tommy Doherty.
    • 41:32 Elliot Benyon restarts play with the free kick.
    • 41:32 Booking The referee shows Tommy Doherty a yellow card.
    • 41:11 Elliot Benyon fouled by Tommy Doherty, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 40:03 Gareth Evans takes a shot. Scott Bevan makes a save.
    • 38:48 James Hanson fouled by Guy Branston, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Doherty delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Guy Branston.
    • 38:05 Effort from deep inside the area by Billy Kee misses to the left of the goal.
    • 35:42 Elliot Benyon takes a shot. Lee Bullock gets a block in.
    • 35:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Evans by Lee Mansell. Tom Adeyemi restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:52 Chris Zebroski delivers the ball, save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 34:10 Corner taken by Nicky Wroe, Tom Adeyemi makes a clearance.
    • 33:50 The ball is sent over by Billy Kee, Luke Oliver makes a clearance.
    • 31:09 Foul by Billy Kee on Lewis Hunt, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lewis Hunt.
    • 26:47 Danny Stevens takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 25:49 Unfair challenge on Gareth Evans by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tommy Doherty from left channel, save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 25:15 Centre by Chris Zebroski, Lee Mansell takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 24:33 Danny Stevens sends in a cross, Kevin Nicholson produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
    • 23:27 The ball is swung over by Lewis Hunt, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.
    • 23:02 Foul by Billy Kee on Tommy Doherty, free kick awarded. Tommy Doherty takes the free kick.
    • 22:20 The ball is crossed by Chris Zebroski, Lewis Hunt gets a block in.
    • 19:02 Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball in from the corner, blocked by Tom Adeyemi.
    • 15:43 Kevin Nicholson takes the inswinging corner, Lee Bullock manages to make a clearance.
    • 15:43 Substitution Zesh Rehman comes on in place of Louis Moult.
    • 15:23 Elliot Benyon takes a shot. Shane Duff gets a block in.
    • 13:16 A cross is delivered by Chris Robertson, clearance made by Shane Duff.
    • 12:18 Louis Moult gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.
    • 11:46 Sent off Robbie Threlfall sent from the field by the ref for foul and abusive language.
    • 11:22 A save by Jon McLaughlin from penalty by Nicky Wroe. Torquay 1-0 Bradford.
    • 10:58 Robbie Threlfall is adjudged to have handled the ball.
    • 9:24 Foul by Nicky Wroe on Tommy Doherty, free kick awarded. Robbie Threlfall takes the free kick.
    • 3:40 Chris Zebroski produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 1:36 GOAL - Danny StevensTorquay 1 - 0 Bradford Goal scored by Danny Stevens from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Bradford.

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