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Plainmoor (ATT 2,047) 19th March 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Attwell

Torquay Torquay United vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

Torquay 2

J Labadie (2)
R Howe (8)

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Chesterfld 1

L Cooper (77)

Gulls end long wait for win

Last Updated: 19/03/13 10:33pm

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Rene Howe: On the score-sheet again

Rene Howe: On the score-sheet again

Torquay claimed their first win in 11 games by beating Chesterfield 2-1 at Plainmoor, with Rene Howe's early strike proving decisive.

On-loan Notts County midfielder Joss Labadie got the relegation-threatened Gulls off to a flying start with his second-minute goal, heading home a cross from forward-thinking left-back Thomas Cruise in Tuesday night's League Two clash.

United's joy was doubled six minutes later, on their second attack, as winger Jordan Chapell's thumping goalbound drive was back-heeled past Spireites keeper Tommy Lee by target man Howe.

Man-of-the-match Howe then sent a 25-yard shot screaming past Lee, skimming inches past the post, before heading just wide in the next attack.

Labadie and on-loan Southend striker Elliot Benyon both went close before home keeper Michael Poke went full stretch to palm over Conor Townsend's thumping free-kick strike.

Chesterfield set United nerves jangling when Liam Cooper headed home sub Mark Randall's cross in the 77th minute.

But United held firm with central defenders Brian Saah and Angus MacDonald resolute in front of busy Poke, giving Alan Knill his first win in charge.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39