August 24, 2013
Chapell earns Gulls' first win
Two Jordan Chapell goals in six second-half minutes sealed Torquay's 2-1 comeback at Northampton and provided the Gulls with their first win of the season.
The Cobblers looked to be heading for a second successive home triumph when Jacob Blyth scored his second goal in three starts to put them in front after half an hour.
The Leicester City loanee powered home a back-post header after some energetic play and a fine right-wing cross from Danny Emerton.
But the visitors showed great spirit to find a way back into the match. First, Derby loanee Callum Ball led a break that saw the ball worked into Karl Hawley to play a pinpoint pass that put Chapell straight through and with just Matt Duke to beat he made no mistake.
Northampton did little to react to the goal, which inspired Torquay to remain on the front foot and pursue a victory that had looked unlikely at half-time.
It arrived when Ball played a crossfield pass to Chapell, who burst inside Joe Widdowson and fired a shot past Duke to settle it.
|Northampton Town||Torquay United|
|1 Matt Duke||13 Martin Rice|
|2 Kevin Amankwaah||3 Kevin Nicholson|
|6 Lee Collins||4 Aaron Downes|
|12 Ben Tozer||2 Dale Tonge|
|3 Joe Widdowson||5 Krystian Pearce|
|4 Darren Carter||7 Lee Mansell|
|8 Ian Morris||8 Ben Harding|
|17 Gary Deegan||12 Jordan Chapell|
|19 Danny Emerton||11 Courtney Cameron|
|10 Roy O'Donovan||9 Karl Hawley|
|25 Jacob Blyth||16 Callum Ball|
|13 Dean Snedker||Conor Thompson 33|
|7 Ishmel Demontagnac||Tom Cruise 21|
|9 Clive Platt||Damon Lathrope 6|
|22 Claudio Dias||Niall Thompson 15|
|24 Ivan Toney||Daniel Sullivan 31|
|16 JJ Hooper||Elliot Benyon 26|
|Billy Bodin 10|
|Clive Platt for Ian Morris (75)||Billy Bodin for Courtney Cameron (61)|
|Ishmel Demontagnac for Jacob Blyth (88)||Elliot Benyon for Karl Hawley (82)|
|Niall Thompson for Jordan Chapell (90)|
|· Squads: Northampton Town | Torquay United|