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Plainmoor (ATT 2,004) 4th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Torquay Torquay United vs Morecambe Morecambe

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A Downes (17)

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Morecambe 1

R Threlfall (84)

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Robbie Threlfall: Scored a cracking equaliser

Robbie Threlfall: Scored a cracking equaliser

Morecambe left-back Robbie Threlfall hit a brilliant 83rd-minute equaliser as Jim Bentley's side drew 1-1 at mangerless Torquay.

The ball fell to Threlfall 20 yards out and he thumped the it back into the top corner over outstretched Torquay goalkeeper Michael Poke and in off the underside of the crossbar.

Torquay central defender Aaron Downes headed the Gulls' 17th-minute opener from Damon Lathrope's corner from the left.

Lathrope was one of five players recalled by Torquay caretaker-boss Geoff Harrop, looking after first team affairs following the midweek dismissal of Alan Knill.

Torquay could easily have gone in further ahead at half-time as recalled striker Elliot Benyon headed Anthony O'Connor's cross against the crossbar in the 20th minute.

Another O'Connor cross, in the 34th minute, resulted in Morecambe goalkeeper Paddy Roche having to scramble the ball away from the foot of his post after striker Karl Hawley's header had come back off the woodwork.

It could have been a different story if Morecambe skipper Mark Hughes' 16th-minute header from Threlfall's corner had not flown just over the crossbar.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
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