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Globe Arena (ATT 2,033) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Bond

Morecambe Morecambe vs Torquay United Torquay

Morecambe 0

C Doyle (S/O 24)

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Torquay 2

S Drummond (og 28)
A Yeoman (69)

Gulls edge closer to safety

Last Updated: 20/04/13 7:02pm

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Stewart Drummond: Scored an unfortunate own goal

Stewart Drummond: Scored an unfortunate own goal

Torquay took a giant stride towards Football League safety with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

Alan Knill's side claimed a second successive win to move clear of the relegation zone and climb up the League Two table.

The Gulls were given a helping hand when they took the lead with a freak goal in the 28th minute. Rene Howe and Stewart Drummond challenged for the ball with the Morecambe defender passing back to his own goal only to see home keeper Barry Roche let the ball crawl under his feet and into the net.

The goal was an added blow for the Shrimps who found themselves a man down in the 23rd minute when teenage debutant Chris Doyle was shown a straight red card for hauling down Elliot Benyon.

To their credit Morecambe hit back with Ryan Williams testing Michael Poke with a dipping, swerving 40-yard free-kick.

The home side maintained the pressure at the start of the second half with defender Andy Wright hitting the post with a superb volley from the edge of the area.

Kevin Ellison then went close with a 30-yard volley that flew inches wide of the left-hand post before the Gulls doubled their advantage through Ashley Yeoman.

The substitute had only been on the field for a matter of seconds when he broke down the left and fired a low left footed shot past Roche.

Williams went close to adding a deserved consolation with an injury time free-kick which was excellently saved by Poke.

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2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12