FT Torquay United 2 Chester FC 0

Tonight’s result means it’s now six games without a win for the Blues.

Signing off

Good night from Plainmoor. Next up Lincoln City away. Points desperately needed.

John Rooney booked

Rooney becomes the fourth Chester player to be booked.

Final change for Gulls

Ben Gerring replaces Nathan Blissett.

Five minutes to be added on

Blues need a miracle to get something now.

Goal! Torquay United 2 Chester FC 0

Game over. Torquay break and Allen keeps himself onside to race through and slide the ball past Worsnop.

Richards on

Final change for Chester as Kane Richards replaces Luke George on 86 minutes

Shaun Harrad and Luke George booked

Double booking as Harrard and George come together in a tussle.

Off the line!

Brilliant block from Worsnop to prevent Blissett scoring and as the ball loops under the bar Astles is there to clear. Massive intervention.


Rooney sends over a corner and Astles doesn’t connect when all he needed was a touch.

Second change for Gulls

Courtney Richards replaces Ajala. Blues will be glad to see him go.

Moore saves

Finally a decent shot on target with Hannah fizzing in a low shot from 20 yards but Moore claims without too much concern.

Blues need to find something

Into the final 20 minutes and Gulls keeper Brendan Moore still hasn’t had a real save to make. Not good enough.

Gulls switch

First change for the home side as Shaun Harrad - a former Blues trialist - replaces Sam Chaney.

Danny Raachi booked

Raachi goes into the book after a clash with Craig Mahon.

Good save

Ajala again causing problems, cutting in from the left and shooting but Worsnop keeps out his low strike. Decent save.

Blues pushing

Signs of life from the Blues as the Gulls hang on with John Rooney’s shot from point-blank range striking desperate defenders.

Ajala strikes

Worsnop gathers another Ajala shot at the second attempt.

Double change

Double change for the Blues as Craig Hobson and Ryan Lloyd replace James Alabi and Tom Shaw on 57 minutes.

Alabi chance

Alabi gets a brave header in from Hannah’s clever flick but Brendan Moor grabs hold of the ball.

Tom Shaw booked

Tom Shaw cautioned for a foul on Dan Butler.

Off the line!

Chester all over the place as Worsnop comes racing out and clears but straight to an opponent and the ball is shifted wide to Ajala, whose shot is cleared on the line with Astles preventing a second goal.


The teams are back on the pitch and Chester get the second-half started.

HT Torquay United 1 Chester FC 0

Nathan Blissett’s third minute header gives the Gulls the lead at the break.


1,837 with 67 from Chester.

Half-time verdict

There’s not been a great deal between the sides after a fraught opening 10 minutes from a Chester perspective but despite having an even share of possession the Blues have struggled to create chances. Torquay have pace on the break and wingers Iffy Allen and Toby Ajala look dangerous.

Allen denied

Big chance for the home side as the corner is cleared down-field and Allen gets in on goal but Worsnop beats out his shot. The winger will feel he should have done better.

Added time

One minute to be added on.


Ross Hannah wins another corner for the Blues.

Worsnop gathers

Josh Rees with a well struck low shot for the Gulls that Worsnop gathers at the second attempt after his initial save cannons off his chest.