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Southend 2-1 Torquay

Southend 2-1 Torquay

Southend   2 - 1   Torquay

Two first-half goals handed Southend victory to end League Two leaders Torquay's 100% start to the season.

The Shrimpers went ahead when Anthony Grant stroked home Ryan Hall's inswinging corner.

They then extended their lead just before the break, Josh Simpson slotting home his first goal for Southend.

Torquay pressurised the home defence and it paid off when Chris Zebroski netted from close range, but his goal was a mere consolation for the Gulls.


Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:
"The first half was very sweet, but the second half was very sour.

"Torquay are a good side and they came with a game-plan and I thought our plan worked very well in the first half.

"They came back, changed their system and we didn't adapt, took 10 yards further back when their big lad [Martin Gritton] came on and we ended up defending in our box too much.

"So there's things to learn from the game, but the first half was probably the best we've played here."

Torquay United manager Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Devon:
"I'm disappointed that we've been defeated today, as I felt that in the second half we came back into the game strongly and probably should have come away with something.

"Credit to Southend for the way they started the game, but certainly in the second half they were holding on for dear life.

"It wasn't our day today but if we keep that sort of standard up then we'll be OK this season."

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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Southend 2-1 Torquay FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Grant 15
  • Simpson 43
  • Zebroski 78

Southend

  • 01 Morris
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 03 Gilbert
  • 06 Bilel
  • 23 Barker
  • 04 Simpson
  • 07 Grant
  • 08 Easton
  • 12 Hall (Coughlan 84)
  • 17 Soares (Paterson 77)
  • 21 Sturrock

Substitutes

  • 24 Evans,
  • 05 Coughlan,
  • 11 Zaaboub,
  • 14 Bouzid,
  • 29 James-Lewis,
  • 09 Paterson,
  • 28 Spencer

Torquay

  • 01 Bevan
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 05 Robertson
  • 23 Branston
  • 04 Ellis
  • 07 Mansell yellow card
  • 11 Wroe
  • 15 Carlisle (O'Kane 87)
  • 19 Stevens (Gritton 46)
  • 09 Benyon (Kee 68)
  • 26 Zebroski yellow card

Substitutes

  • 16 Potter,
  • 06 Charnock,
  • 10 O'Kane,
  • 22 Lathrope,
  • 08 Kee,
  • 14 Macklin,
  • 20 Gritton
Ref: WhitestoneAtt: 5,505
SOUTHEND
TORQUAY

Possession

  • Southend 53%
  • Torquay 47%

Attempts on target

  • Southend 5
  • Torquay 4

Attempts off target

  • Southend 6
  • Torquay 9

Corners

  • Southend 7
  • Torquay 3

Fouls

  • Southend 10
  • Torquay 18
  • Final Result
  • 95:01 The referee gets the game started.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:06 Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Free kick taken by Peter Gilbert.
  • 90:00+4:06 Booking Lee Mansell goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+2:19 Sean Clohessy crosses the ball.
  • 90:00+1:06 Mark Ellis fouled by Blair Sturrock, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson, Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
  • 90:00+0:55 The ball is sent over by Guy Branston, clearance by Chris Barker.
  • 90:00 The match has reached full-time.
  • 88:22 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevin Nicholson, save by Glenn Morris.
  • 86:32 Foul by Lee Mansell on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
  • 86:32 Substitution Eunan O'Kane comes on in place of Wayne Carlisle.
  • 85:17 The ball is delivered by Wayne Carlisle.
  • 83:43 Unfair challenge on Matthew Paterson by Guy Branston results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Easton.
  • 83:43 Substitution Graham Coughlan replaces Ryan Hall.
  • 82:40 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 82:27 Wayne Carlisle has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 81:58 Matthew Paterson is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
  • 80:58 Unfair challenge on Wayne Carlisle by Anthony Grant results in a free kick. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.
  • 80:31 A cross is delivered by Ryan Hall.
  • 79:58 Corner taken by Ryan Hall played to the near post, save by Scott Bevan.
  • 79:38 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 79:09 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 78:48 The ball is sent over by Wayne Carlisle, Shot by Nicky Wroe from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
  • 77:39 The assist for the goal came from Martin Gritton.
  • 77:39 GOAL - Chris ZebroskiSouthend 2 - 1 Torquay Chris Zebroski fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southend 2-1 Torquay.
  • 77:19 Martin Gritton produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and hits the bar.
  • 76:30 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
  • 76:30 Substitution Matthew Paterson on for Louie Soares.
  • 75:10 Defending throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 74:44 The ball is crossed by Wayne Carlisle, Billy Kee takes a shot. Save made by Glenn Morris.
  • 74:28 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
  • 74:20 Blair Sturrock delivers the ball, save by Scott Bevan.
  • 72:30 Unfair challenge on Chris Robertson by Blair Sturrock results in a free kick. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:01 Martin Gritton concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Easton. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
  • 71:13 Defending throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).
  • 71:05 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
  • 70:55 The ball is sent over by Ryan Hall, save made by Scott Bevan.
  • 70:51 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 70:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bilel Mohsni by Martin Gritton. Bilel Mohsni takes the free kick.
  • 70:14 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
  • 69:36 The referee blows for offside against Josh Simpson. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
  • 67:18 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, Mark Ellis takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Grant. Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Clearance by Chris Barker. Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 67:18 Substitution Billy Kee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Elliot Benyon.
  • 66:21 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 65:57 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 65:41 Shot by Chris Zebroski from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
  • 65:23 Ryan Hall takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.
  • 65:05 The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.
  • 64:57 Ryan Hall crosses the ball.
  • 64:39 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 64:19 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 63:44 The ball is delivered by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 63:23 Ryan Hall delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
  • 62:43 Wayne Carlisle challenges Ryan Hall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Hall.
  • 62:29 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 61:57 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 61:32 Booking Chris Zebroski is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 61:17 Blair Sturrock produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
  • 60:28 Chris Zebroski challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Barker.
  • 59:26 Martin Gritton challenges Craig Easton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.
  • 59:05 Ryan Hall takes a shot. Nicky Wroe gets a block in.
  • 57:39 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 57:24 The ball is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, Header from deep inside the area by Chris Zebroski goes over the bar.
  • 56:43 Defending throw-in by Mark Ellis (Torquay).
  • 55:46 Attacking throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).
  • 55:33 Centre by Peter Gilbert, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.
  • 54:59 Foul by Chris Zebroski on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded. Peter Gilbert takes the free kick.
  • 54:09 Defending throw-in by Wayne Carlisle (Torquay).
  • 53:42 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 53:23 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 52:44 Unfair challenge on Peter Gilbert by Martin Gritton results in a free kick. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:12 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
  • 52:01 Louie Soares has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 51:03 Attacking throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
  • 50:51 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
  • 49:59 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Hall, Chris Barker has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 49:14 Louie Soares takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 48:46 Defending throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
  • 48:29 Louie Soares crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Robertson.
  • 48:16 Attacking throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).
  • 47:35 Martin Gritton concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Barker. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
  • 47:24 Defending throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
  • 46:48 Sean Clohessy sends in a cross, save made by Scott Bevan.
  • 46:21 Attacking throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
  • 45:50 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 45:36 Chris Zebroski has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 45:01 Substitution Danny Stevens leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Gritton.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:32 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 45:00 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • Correction - 43:45 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Louie Soares.
  • 43:45 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Louie Soares (Southend) to short, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 42:30 GOAL - Josh SimpsonSouthend 2 - 0 Torquay Josh Simpson fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southend 2-0 Torquay.
  • 41:13 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 40:58 Effort from inside the area by Mark Ellis bounces off the post.
  • 40:23 Sean Clohessy concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Wroe. Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Craig Easton makes a clearance.
  • 39:39 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
  • 39:15 Blair Sturrock concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Nicholson. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 38:07 Louie Soares gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Carlisle. Wayne Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:56 The ball is sent over by Wayne Carlisle, save made by Glenn Morris.
  • 37:35 Chris Barker challenges Elliot Benyon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.
  • 36:45 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
  • 35:57 Defending throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 35:26 Wayne Carlisle is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
  • 34:51 Defending throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 33:33 Ryan Hall takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Lee Mansell.
  • 32:28 Defending throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
  • 31:58 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 31:18 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 30:08 Anthony Grant takes a shot. Scott Bevan makes a save.
  • Correction - 29:41 The ball is sent over by Blair Sturrock, clearance by Chris Robertson.
  • 29:41 Cross by Blair Sturrock (Southend), clearance by Mark Ellis (Torquay).
  • 28:28 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 27:43 Attacking throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).
  • 27:25 Attacking throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).
  • 26:33 Mark Ellis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Blair Sturrock. Direct free kick taken by Peter Gilbert.
  • 26:00 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
  • 25:49 The ball is delivered by Craig Easton.
  • 25:18 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Louie Soares from the left by-line.
  • 24:45 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 24:24 Defending throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
  • 23:48 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
  • 23:31 Defending throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 23:04 Defending throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 22:15 Louie Soares has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
  • 21:40 Unfair challenge on Ryan Hall by Wayne Carlisle results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.
  • 21:00 The referee gives a free kick against Blair Sturrock for handball. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:21 Unfair challenge on Elliot Benyon by Craig Easton results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.
  • 19:49 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 19:31 Wayne Carlisle produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
  • 18:17 Unfair challenge on Ryan Hall by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Hall from left channel.
  • 17:29 Attacking throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).
  • 16:37 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
  • 15:36 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
  • 14:21 Ryan Hall provided the assist for the goal.
  • 14:21 GOAL - Anthony GrantSouthend 1 - 0 Torquay Anthony Grant finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Southend 1-0 Torquay.
  • 13:50 Corner taken by Ryan Hall played to the near post,
  • 13:09 Attacking throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).
  • 12:36 Foul by Mark Ellis on Craig Easton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
  • 12:21 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
  • 11:44 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
  • 10:03 Goal kick taken long by Glenn Morris (Southend).
  • 9:37 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
  • 9:06 Ryan Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Carlisle. Chris Robertson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:39 Defending throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
  • 8:22 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
  • 8:11 Shot from just outside the box by Josh Simpson goes over the bar.
  • 7:33 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
  • 7:20 Defending throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
  • 7:01 Ryan Hall sends in a cross.
  • 6:37 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 6:18 Defending throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 6:02 Attacking throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).
  • 5:31 Foul by Blair Sturrock on Guy Branston, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 5:13 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay).
  • 4:33 Lee Mansell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant. Chris Barker takes the free kick.
  • 4:23 Goal kick taken long by Scott Bevan (Torquay).
  • 3:21 Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. A cross is delivered by Ryan Hall, Header by Blair Sturrock from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 3:06 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Southend).
  • 2:49 Centre by Wayne Carlisle, clearance made by Craig Easton.
  • 2:20 The ball is sent over by Louie Soares.
  • 1:53 Unfair challenge on Louie Soares by Guy Branston results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Easton.
  • 1:15 Defending throw-in by Chris Robertson (Torquay).

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 4 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

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


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