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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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1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18