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Plainmoor (ATT 2,018) 13th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Woolmer

Torquay Torquay United vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenhm

Torquay 2

B Bodin (6)
K Nicholson (71)

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Cheltenhm 2

J Low (4)
K Mohamed (45+1)

Nicholson rescues Gulls point

Last Updated: 14/09/11 12:12am

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Nicholson: Great strike

Nicholson: Great strike

Kevin Nicholson's 30-yard drive in the 71st minute rescued a point for Torquay in their 2-2 draw with Cheltenham.

It was the defender's first Gulls goal of the season but well worth the wait. Cheltenham had been given a flying start when Joshua Low swept between Nicholson and keeper Bobby Olejnik to cleverly clip the ball over the United number one and in on four minutes.

Two minutes later United levelled through on-loan Swindon striker Billy Bodin, whose incisive run from the right wing finished with a thumping left-foot shot from 20 yards that beat diving Town keeper Jack Butland, on loan from Birmingham City.

Bristol-born Butland, 18, made a brilliant save to keep out Bodin's rising drive in the 14th minute but it was Town who took the lead in first half stoppage time.

Jeff Goulding teed up winger Kaid Mohamed, who converted from eight yards. Butland made the save of the match in the 58th minute when he went full stretch to his right to palm away Eunan O'Kane's angled strike as the Irish midfielder broke through the Robins defensive line.

However, there was little the highly-rated young keeper could do to keep out Nicholson's thunderbolt.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39