October 13, 2012
Howe finds net again as Gulls triumph
Torquay striker Rene Howe got the Gulls off to a flying start with his sixth goal in six League Two games as United beat Accrington Stanley 3-1 at Plainmoor.
Top scorer Howe claimed his ninth goal of the season from a fourth-minute penalty after Stanley left-back Michael Liddle handled Nathan Craig's cross from the right.
In-form Howe sent goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin the wrong way with his confident spot kick.
Stanley restored parity in the 65th minute when their two substitutes combined to good effect.
Bohan Dixon crossed from the left and striker Padraig Amond stole in between two defenders to head Accrington level.
But two minutes later, Welsh playmaker Craig sent a high ball into the penalty area and Billy Bodin steered his header low past Dunbavin from six yards.
United skipper Lee Mansell increased their lead with a deft far post header to meet Kevin Nicholson's soaring corner kick from the right.
|Torquay United||Accrington Stanley|
|1 Michael Poke||25 Ian Dunbavin|
|3 Kevin Nicholson||29 Robert Atkinson|
|4 Aaron Downes||2 Peter Murphy|
|5 Brian Saah||6 Dean Winnard|
|2 Joe Oastler||3 Michael Liddle|
|7 Lee Mansell||28 Danny Schofield|
|19 Danny Stevens||4 Luke Joyce|
|6 Damon Lathrope||30 Piero Mingoia|
|20 Nathan Craig||33 Romuald Boco|
|15 Billy Bodin||9 Karl Sheppard|
|9 Rene Howe||20 Jack Sampson|
|13 Martin Rice||Andrew Dawber 22|
|21 Tom Cruise||Bohan Dixon 15|
|30 Kyrtis Mackenzie||Aiden Chippendale 11|
|18 Craig Easton||George Miller 12|
|8 Ryan Jarvis||Will Hatfield 10|
|14 Lloyd Macklin||Craig Lindfield 7|
|23 Ashley Yeoman||Padraig Amond 23|
|Lloyd Macklin for Danny Stevens (66)||Padraig Amond for Karl Sheppard (60)|
|Craig Easton for Nathan Craig (76)||Bohan Dixon for Danny Schofield (61)|
|Tom Cruise for Lloyd Macklin (83)||Will Hatfield for Jack Sampson (77)|
|Rene Howe (73)||Peter Murphy (45)|
|· Squads: Torquay United | Accrington Stanley|