Bury climbed to within a point of the automatic promotion places as they won a seven-goal thriller at Plainmoor.
Chris Robertson's header and a 20-yard Chris Zebroski strike put Torquay two up, only for Ryan Lowe to score from the spot before setting up Nicky Ajose.
Skipper Steve Schumacher fired home a 20-yard curler to put Bury in front for the first time soon after the restart.
But Zebroski soon levelled with a low 20-yarder, only for Mike Jones to cut in from the right and win it for Bury.
After a bright start from the visitors, the home side shocked the Shakers when towering right-back Chris Robertson belatedly celebrated his 24th birthday by heading home left-back Kevin Nicholson's 18th-minute free-kick.
And, two minutes later, the Gulls went further ahead when Zebroski fired home a stunner.
But, after Guy Branston had fouled Efe Sodje to give away a penalty, Bury top scorer Ryan Lowe took his tally to 10 for the season when his spotkick cannoned in off home keeper Scott Bevan's left upright.
Lowe then set up Manchester United loan man Ajose, who exchanged passes with his co-striker before coolly picking his way through the home defence to equalise.
Six minutes into the second half, straight after Zebroski had smashed a fierce shot against the upright at one end, Bury completed the turnaround when David Worrall, Lowe and Damien Mozika exchanged passes before Schumacher unleashed his speculative shot.
But, although Zebroski did get a second goal when his measured low drive restored parity five minutes later, Jones' angled 71st winner settled it.
And the Shakers held on to stretch their unbeaten run to seven games, despite Torquay going close several times.
Elliott Benyon had a late equaliser chalked off for handball, for which he was also booked, to leave Paul Buckle's men without a win in eight matches.
Torquay United manager Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Devon: "We found ourselves in a great position, scored two goals against a good side and threw it away.
"We kept getting back into the game, and it was end-to-end stuff, but in the end we get nothing for our troubles.
"We're going to have to tighten up, cut out the silly errors, and if we do brush up on the silly errors then we'll get back to winning ways."
Bury manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Manchester: "I suppose it was entertaining for everybody watching but there was not too much entertainment going on in the dugout.
"We take the plaudits but we keep our feet on the ground as it's been a decent start from us but we just need to keep it going.
"I don't think we're doing anything different except taking our chances and the players take full credit for that."
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Saturday, 16 October 2010
Npower League Two
Lowe (pen) 27
23 Branston (Charnock 46)
19 Stevens (Macklin 75)
08 Kee (Carlisle 74)
09 Benyon yellow card
04 Lees yellow card
16 Sodje yellow card
07 Worrall (Haworth 77)
14 Jones (Bennett 77)
25 Ajose (John-Lewis 87)
Ref: WilliamsonAtt: 2,553
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:12 The match has reached full-time.
90:00+2:37 Wayne Carlisle takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.
90:00+1:18 Lee Mansell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
86:46 Substitution Nicholas Ajose goes off and Lenell John-Lewis comes on.
86:26 Booking Elliot Benyon is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
84:56 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevin Nicholson.
84:31 Corner from right by-line taken by Kevin Nicholson.
82:29 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Lee Mansell.
79:03 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Tom Lees.
77:50 Elliot Benyon fouled by Tom Lees, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Ellis takes the free kick.
77:50 Booking Tom Lees is given a yellow card.
76:32 Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Andy Haworth coming on for David Worrall.
76:10 Substitution Kyle Bennett replaces Mike Jones.
74:35 Unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane by Steven Schumacher results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Ellis.
74:06 Substitution Lloyd Macklin comes on in place of Danny Stevens.
73:44 Substitution Wayne Carlisle replaces Billy Kee.
73:15 Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson.
73:03 Lee Mansell takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save.
70:41 GOAL - Mike Jones:Torquay 3 - 4 Bury A goal is scored by Mike Jones from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 3-4 Bury.
65:37 Nicholas Ajose has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
64:16 Effort on goal by Ryan Lowe from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
63:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Charnock on Nicholas Ajose. Free kick taken by Mike Jones.
57:09 Header from deep inside the area by Mark Ellis goes over the bar.
55:11 GOAL - Chris Zebroski:Torquay 3 - 3 Bury Chris Zebroski fires in a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 3-3 Bury.
52:47 Unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Tom Lees results in a free kick. Mark Ellis takes the free kick.
50:43 The assist for the goal came from Damien Mozika.
50:43 GOAL - Steven Schumacher:Torquay 2 - 3 Bury Steven Schumacher finds the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 2-3 Bury.
49:35 Shot by Chris Zebroski from deep inside the penalty box hits the post.
45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
45:01 Substitution Kieran Charnock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Guy Branston.
45:00+3:25 The ref blows to end the first period.
45:00+2:48 Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Lowe, save by Scott Bevan.
42:26 Mike Jones takes the outswinging corner, Efetobore Sodje takes a shot.
39:31 Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Mozika. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
37:25 Inswinging corner taken by Elliot Benyon.
33:24 Corner taken right-footed by Kevin Nicholson.
32:32 GOAL - Nicholas Ajose:Torquay 2 - 2 Bury Nicholas Ajose finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 2-2 Bury.
30:32 Booking Efetobore Sodje booked.
26:33 GOAL - Ryan Lowe:Torquay 2 - 1 Bury Power penalty scored by Ryan Lowe. Torquay 2-1 Bury.
24:41 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Lowe, Penalty awarded for a foul by Guy Branston on Efetobore Sodje.
23:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Branston on Ryan Lowe. Ryan Lowe restarts play with the free kick.
20:48 Danny Stevens challenges David Worrall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mike Jones restarts play with the free kick.
19:33 GOAL - Chris Zebroski:Torquay 2 - 0 Bury Chris Zebroski scores a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 2-0 Bury.
19:09 Ryan Lowe is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
17:57 Assist on the goal came from Kevin Nicholson.
17:57 GOAL - Chris Robertson:Torquay 1 - 0 Bury Chris Robertson finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Torquay
17:30 Damien Mozika gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
15:51 Steven Schumacher challenges Danny Stevens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.
11:20 Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, save made by Cameron Belford.
9:31 Mike Jones takes the inswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Efetobore Sodje goes over the bar.
9:15 Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Scott Bevan makes a save.
7:21 Tom Lees gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
5:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guy Branston by Ryan Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
4:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje by Mark Ellis. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
3:12 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
0:20 The official flags Elliot Benyon offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
0:00 The match begins.
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