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Stevenage   0 - 0   Torquay

Stevenage 0-0 Torquay

Stevenage 0-0 Torquay

Torquay United lost top spot in League Two after a stalemate with Stevenage.

The Gulls, who have now not won in three league matches, came closest as they hit the woodwork three times.

Chris Robertson headed Kevin Nicholson's cross against the bar, while Danny Stevens and Nicholson both hit the post from the edge of the area.

Stevenage had chances, but Ronnie Henry's long-range effort went wide, Stacy Long fired narrowly over and Yemi Odubade shot straight at Scott Bevan.


Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"There wasn't a lot between the two sides as the scoreline suggests. Both defences came out on top. They hit the post two or three times and we went close at the death.

"It could have gone either way but I don't think anyone could complain at the result.

"Our lads will take a lot from today. It is important to get that first clean sheet under the belt. It's been a long time coming and the lads have worked very hard. "

Torquay United manager Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Devon:
"We're disappointed of course - I think we controlled the game and it's arguable that we dominated it as well.

"I felt we looked dangerous all day, we moved the ball very and we stood up to Stevenage's balls into the box and their longer balls forward.

"We looked very solid and organised and I'm delighted with that side of it, but it just wasn't our day in front of goal."

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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stevenage 0-0 Torquay FT
(HT 0-0)

      Stevenage

      • 16 Day
      • 03 Laird
      • 04 Charles
      • 05 Ashton
      • 14 Roberts yellow card
      • 25 Henry
      • 08 Long
      • 21 Mousinho yellow card
      • 24 Bostwick
      • 09 Griffin
      • 11 Odubade (Winn 90)

      Substitutes

      • 01 Bayes,
      • 06 Foster,
      • 30 Vincenti,
      • 13 Byrom,
      • 17 Winn,
      • 19 Sills,
      • 23 Sinclair

      Torquay

      • 01 Bevan
      • 03 Nicholson
      • 05 Robertson
      • 23 Branston yellow card
      • 04 Ellis yellow card (Charnock 86)
      • 07 Mansell yellow card
      • 10 O'Kane (Benyon 89)
      • 11 Wroe
      • 19 Stevens yellow card
      • 20 Gritton (Kee 78)
      • 26 Zebroski

      Substitutes

      • 16 Potter,
      • 06 Charnock,
      • 15 Carlisle,
      • 22 Lathrope,
      • 08 Kee,
      • 09 Benyon,
      • 14 Macklin
      Ref: CooteAtt: 3,049
      STEVENAGE
      TORQUAY

      Possession

      • Stevenage 56%
      • Torquay 44%

      Attempts on target

      • Stevenage 1
      • Torquay 0

      Attempts off target

      • Stevenage 6
      • Torquay 7

      Corners

      • Stevenage 7
      • Torquay 2

      Fouls

      • Stevenage 11
      • Torquay 13
      • Final Result
      • 97:37 The match has kicked off.
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+6:13 Inswinging corner taken by Stacy Long from the left by-line.
      • 90:00+5:34 The official flags Peter Winn offside. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.
      • 90:00+3:06 Shot from deep inside the area by Charlie Griffin goes over the bar.
      • 90:00 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
      • 89:27 Substitution Peter Winn comes on in place of Yemi Odubade.
      • 88:08 Substitution Elliot Benyon comes on in place of Eunan O'Kane.
      • Correction - 84:52 Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Kieran Charnock coming on for Mark Ellis.
      • 84:52 Substitution Kieran Charnock is brought on as a substitute for Mark Ellis.
      • 83:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Charles by Chris Zebroski. Darius Charles takes the free kick.
      • 79:11 Outswinging corner taken by Scott Laird from the left by-line played to the near post, Scott Bevan makes a save.
      • 78:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Roberts by Eunan O'Kane. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
      • 77:38 Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
      • 77:38 Substitution Billy Kee on for Martin Gritton.
      • 77:38 Yemi Odubade concedes a free kick for a foul on Guy Branston.
      • 76:31 Stacy Long has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
      • 75:15 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stacy Long from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Guy Branston.
      • 74:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Mousinho by Nicky Wroe. Stacy Long restarts play with the free kick.
      • 73:25 Martin Gritton fouled by Mark Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.
      • 71:26 Yemi Odubade concedes a free kick for a foul on Guy Branston. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
      • 70:09 Stacy Long takes a outswinging corner.
      • 69:29 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Scott Laird, clearance made by Danny Stevens.
      • 68:32 The referee blows for offside against Martin Gritton. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.
      • 66:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Zebroski on Darius Charles. Chris Day takes the free kick.
      • 63:50 Stacy Long crosses the ball, Yemi Odubade takes a shot. Scott Bevan makes a save.
      • 63:50 Booking Danny Stevens booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 63:37 Danny Stevens challenges Ronnie Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick.
      • 62:26 Header from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Zebroski goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
      • 58:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Bostwick on Chris Zebroski. Mark Ellis takes the free kick.
      • 58:19 Danny Stevens fouled by Stacy Long, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Stevens restarts play with the free kick.
      • 57:28 Effort on goal by Stacy Long from just inside the area clears the bar.
      • 55:22 Yemi Odubade handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Robertson.
      • 54:44 The assistant referee signals for offside against Yemi Odubade. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
      • 53:03 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Kevin Nicholson hits the post.
      • 52:18 Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.
      • 52:18 Booking The referee shows Mark Roberts a yellow card.
      • 52:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Mark Roberts.
      • 50:56 Lee Mansell challenges John Mousinho unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stacy Long takes the free kick.
      • 50:04 Ronnie Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Stevens. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.
      • 48:39 Shot from just outside the area by Charlie Griffin goes over the bar.
      • 48:07 Effort on goal by Scott Laird from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
      • 45:50 Eunan O'Kane produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
      • 45:01 The second half has started.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+2:16 Eunan O'Kane challenges Michael Bostwick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Day takes the free kick.
      • 45:00 The first half comes to an end.
      • 44:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Griffin on Danny Stevens. Free kick taken by Chris Robertson.
      • 43:35 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line to the near post, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.
      • 43:14 Danny Stevens has an effort at goal from just inside the area that bounces off the post.
      • 42:33 Shot from outside the area by Ronnie Henry misses to the left of the goal.
      • 41:25 Stacy Long takes the direct free kick.
      • 41:25 Booking Guy Branston is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 41:13 Guy Branston concedes a free kick for a foul on Yemi Odubade.
      • 37:11 Yemi Odubade gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Robertson. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.
      • 33:18 Stacy Long fouled by Martin Gritton, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
      • 28:35 Booking Booking for Mark Ellis for unsporting behaviour.
      • 28:28 Booking John Mousinho is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
      • 20:24 Chris Robertson takes a shot.
      • 19:34 Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson.
      • 18:35 The assistant referee signals for offside against John Mousinho. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.
      • 17:58 Yemi Odubade takes a short corner.
      • 17:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Branston on Charlie Griffin. Scott Laird crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Chris Robertson.
      • 13:17 Kevin Nicholson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ronnie Henry. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stacy Long from right wing, clearance made by Martin Gritton.
      • 11:32 Scott Laird gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Robertson. Direct free kick taken by Mark Ellis.
      • 8:14 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stacy Long from the right by-line.
      • 7:21 Martin Gritton produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
      • 5:01 Chris Day takes the direct free kick.
      • 5:01 Booking The referee cautions Lee Mansell for unsporting behaviour.
      • 4:46 Lee Mansell challenges John Mousinho unfairly and gives away a free kick.
      • 3:27 The referee blows for offside against Yemi Odubade. Mark Ellis takes the free kick.
      • 2:39 Michael Bostwick challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Robertson takes the direct free kick.
      • 1:30 Danny Stevens takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
      • Correction - 0:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Day by Chris Zebroski. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
      • 0:31 Chris Zebroski challenges Mark Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

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      As it stood on 18 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

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

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