November 24, 2012
Gulls fly away at last
Torquay won for only the second time on the road this season and kept York without a win in seven league games with a 2-0 victory at Bootham Crescent.
The Gulls made the best possible start in the tenth minute as Danny Stevens gave them the lead with a calm finish after collecting Kevin Nicholson's low delivery from the left.
It took another ten minutes for Michael Poke to be called into action for the first time as Lanre Oyebanjo's drive forced the goalkeeper to collect at the second time of asking.
York came out all guns blazing after the restart with Alex Rodman forcing Poke into a save in the opening minute. Moments later Torquay were inches away from doubling their lead with Rene Howe's deflected strike going wide of the target with Michael Ingham motionless.
The decisive second goal for Torquay came on the hour mark as Joe Oastler bundled the ball home after Howe decided to unselfishly square the ball to his teammate when clean through.
|York City||Torquay United|
|24 Michael Ingham||1 Michael Poke|
|23 Chris Doig||3 Kevin Nicholson|
|4 Chris Smith||4 Aaron Downes|
|6 Daniel Parslow||5 Brian Saah|
|2 Lanre Oyebanjo||2 Joe Oastler|
|16 Jamal Fyfield||18 Craig Easton|
|20 Jon Challinor||19 Danny Stevens|
|33 Alex Rodman||20 Nathan Craig|
|28 Daniel Kearns||15 Billy Bodin|
|17 Matty Blair||8 Ryan Jarvis|
|7 Jamie Reed||9 Rene Howe|
|1 Paul Musselwhite||Martin Rice 13|
|5 David McGurk||Tom Cruise 21|
|3 Daniel Blanchett||Angus MacDonald 16|
|8 Scott Kerr||Damon Lathrope 6|
|26 Patrick McLaughlin||Saul Haldin 17|
|10 Ashley Chambers||Niall Thompson 29|
|9 Jason Walker||Ashley Yeoman 23|
|Scott Kerr for Daniel Parslow (46)||Damon Lathrope for Ryan Jarvis (76)|
|Jason Walker for Jamie Reed (59)||Tom Cruise for Danny Stevens (82)|
|Ashley Chambers for Alex Rodman (59)||Saul Haldin for Rene Howe (89)|
|Joe Oastler (73)|
|Rene Howe (87)|
|· Squads: York City | Torquay United|