Gulls keep hopes alive

Goals from Shaquile Coulthirst and Lee Mansell kept Torquay's slim hopes of survival alive by securing a 2-1 win at Bristol Rovers.

Last Updated: 12/04/14 at 18:39

Lee Mansell: Among the goals

Lee Mansell: Among the goals

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Despite a late reply from Danny Woodards, the home side are now in the thick of the battle to avoid the dreaded drop after a desperately poor display.

Coulthirst headed Torquay in front in the 62nd minute from a Courtney Cameron free-kick and 13 minutes later the on-loan Tottenham striker turned goal-maker, teeing up Mansell to fire past Steve Mildenhall with the aid of a deflection from 12 yards.

The game was deep into stoppage time when Woodards shot home at the second attempt after Torquay goalkeeper Martin Rice had saved his first effort.

A tense first half saw both sides struggle to create chances. Torquay striker Elliot Benyon forced a save from Steve Mildenhall with a smart turn and volley just before the break.

Chris Beardsley headed over when he should have hit the target in the opening exchanges, but the best Rovers could manage was a long range shot from Michael Smith that cleared the crossbar.

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2 Accrington 0 0 0
3 Burton Alb 0 0 0
4 Bury 0 0 0
5 Cambridge Utd 0 0 0
6 Carlisle 0 0 0
7 Cheltenham 0 0 0
8 Dag + Red 0 0 0
9 Exeter 0 0 0
10 Hartlepool 0 0 0
11 Luton Town 0 0 0
12 Mansfield 0 0 0
13 Morecambe 0 0 0
14 Newport 0 0 0
15 Northamptn 0 0 0
16 Oxford Utd 0 0 0
17 Plymouth 0 0 0
18 Portsmouth 0 0 0
19 Shrewsbury 0 0 0
20 Southend 0 0 0
21 Stevenage 0 0 0
22 Tranmere 0 0 0
23 Wycombe 0 0 0
24 York City 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 09 Jul 2014

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