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Torquay Utd 2 v 0 Altrincham

Chris Hargreaves gave a home debut to Daniel Lavercombe following his full debut away at Aldershot on Easter Monday.

Away keeper injured after taking a goal kick 7 mins

United’s opening goal came from the left foot of the lively Kadell Daniel in the 22nd minute, assisted by Louis Briscoe from the right wing as the forwards low cross was deflected into Daniel’s path before he shot low into the bottom right corner of Altrincham’s net. The Torquay faithful didn’t have to wait long before the Gulls doubled their lead when Ryan Bowman draw the foul from Gianluca Havern in the 27th minute and the Gulls forward stepd up himself to chip the ball right footed high into the left hand side of the visitors goal. A concern for United manager Chris Hargreaves would have been the substitution of Bowman 6 minutes after his goal with a shoulder injury that could have been picked up as he fell leading up to the United penalty. Altincham had few chances in the first half but Simon Richman did try his luck from just outside the area in the 34th minute but his left footed strike went wide of Lavercombe’s right hand post. 

Right foot from Campbell from 12 yards out great save from the keeper parried save away for the corner on 46 mins. Campbell again a minute later almost got onto the end of some good work from Ajala and Briscoe but the visitors keeper again made the save.

Jamie Lawrie 20 yards right footed high over United’s goal. 53 minutes.

Campbell robbed the keeper on the edge of the box and then tried to curl the ball low into the empty net but his effort went just wide of the right post and out for a goal kick to spare Parton’s blushes.

26 right footed free kick 64 mins just passed the young United’s keeper right hand post best chance for the visitors.

10 right foot shot 10 yards from goal saved well by Lavercombe low down and then cleared by Dawson.  65 mins

Scott Leather right foot 30 yards out parried away for a corner by Lavercombe 75th minute

Briscoe 76mins right foot from inside the area deflected wide corner assisted by Campbell from the left.

Alt had Moult sent off in the 82nd minute for a second booking following a foul on Daniel.

TUFC: Lavercombe, Dawson, Pearce, Downs (Capt), Ives, Daniel, Harding, McQuilkin, Ajala, Bowman (Campbell 33), Briscoe (Richards 80)

Subs Not Used: Rice, Yeoman, Gueguen

Bookings: Bowman

Altrincham: Coburn (Parton 7), Leather, Havern (Capt), Marshall, Sinnott, Richman (Perry 67), Moult, Clee (Crowther 84), Lawrie, Reeves

Subs Not Used: Gillespie, Swift

Bookings: Sinnott, Moult

Sent Off: Moult

Attendance: 1,462 (84 Away)

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