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Watch: Cyrille Regis nets as Chester City beat Torquay United 4-1 back in 1995

Blues defeated the Gulls by the same scoreline some 20 years ago to climb into second place in League Two

Chester FC's thumping defeat of Torquay United at the weekend was not the first time the Gulls have lost 4-1 at the Deva Stadium.

Twenty years ago the Blues recorded an identical win over the club from the English Riviera.

Goals from former England international Cyrille Regis, Andy Milner, Spencer Whelan and Kevin Noteman sealed a dominant three points on November 4, 1995.

The win took Kevin Ratcliffe's side up to second place in League Two and left the Gulls rooted to the bottom of the Football League.

Read: Jim Green's verdict as the Blues beat Torquay 4-1 at the weekend

Highlights from the game and a feature on Chester's impressive start to the 1995-96 season can be watched on the YouTube video above.

Chester went into the match unbeaten in four and took an early lead when Regis headed in a hanging cross from Noteman.

Torquay, managerless having sacked Don O'Riordan after an 8-1 home defeat to Scunthorpe United, went two behind on 37 minutes when Milner beat the offside trap and rounded keeper Ashley Bayes to slot into the net.

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Five minutes into second half, Noteman claimed his second assist when his corner found Whelan and the defender headed past Bayes to make it 3-0.

Ellis Laight pulled one back for the Gulls but Noteman ensured there was to be comeback when he dispatched a penalty to complete the scoring.

Chester City: Stewart, Whelan, Alsford, Jackson (Jenkins, Burnham, Richardson (Rimmer), Priest, Shelton, Noteman, Regis (Chambers), Milner.



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