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Plainmoor (ATT 2,144) 14th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Torquay Torquay United vs Southend United Southend

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J Marquis (50)

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Gulls stun Shrimpers

Last Updated: 14/12/13 6:21pm

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John Marquis: Scored the only goal

John Marquis: Scored the only goal

Torquay upset third-placed Southend 1-0 at Plainmoor, ending the Shrimpers' seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

On-loan Millwall striker John Marquis, 21, fired the Gulls ahead with a superb angled strike from the left on 50 minutes, following a defence-splitting lob from recalled winger Billy Bodin.

Torquay may well have gone two in front within a minute as Southend cleared the ball off the line in a goalmouth scramble and from the corner on-loan Leicester playmaker Jak McCourt bounced his pacy inswinging cross off the bar.

Gulls midfielder Damien Mozika came closest to breaking the first-half deadlock, heading inches wide from Jordan Chapell's cross from the left in the 31st minute.

Earlier, home skipper Lee Mansell's 18-yard shot was deflected over the bar by defending Southend striker Barry Corr, who got his head to the goal-bound strike.

Corr was also in the thick of action when he was injured helping Southend keeper Daniel Bentley clear a 43rd-minute corner from Aaron Downes' head.

Torquay boss Alan Knill handed a first start of the season to fit-again keeper Michael Poke.

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2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12