Nicky Forster hit two second-half goals as Brighton avoided an FA Cup upset at Blue Square Premier outfit Torquay.
In a match played in difficult conditions, Tim Sills came close to giving Torquay the lead with a header moments before Forster's first goal.
Forster's 63rd-minute header came from a long cross by Bas Savage which Dean Cox turned back into the area.
In injury-time, Forster put the match beyond doubt when he ran on to a fine pass from Cox and coolly converted.
Torquay: Rice, Robertson, Woods, Todd, Nicholson, Stevens (Bedeau 72), Mansell, Hargreaves, Phillips (Hill 88), Benyon (Welsh 72), Sills.
Subs Not Used: Rayner, Hockley.
Brighton: Kuipers, Whing, Lynch, El-Abd, Richards, Robinson (Loft 68), Hammond, Fraser (Martot 81), Cox, Forster, Savage.
Subs Not Used: Sullivan, Revell, Butters.
Booked: Fraser, Forster, Loft.
Goals: Forster 63, 90.
Ref: Iain Williamson (Berkshire).