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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 6,612) 12th April 2014 - Kick off 15:07

Bristol R Bristol Rovers vs Torquay United Torquay

Bristol R 1

D Woodards (90+6)

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Torquay 2

S Coulthirst (62)
L Mansell (75)

Gulls keep hopes alive

Last Updated: 12/04/14 6:39pm

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Lee Mansell: Among the goals

Lee Mansell: Among the goals

Goals from Shaquile Coulthirst and Lee Mansell kept Torquay's slim hopes of survival alive by securing a 2-1 win at Bristol Rovers.

Despite a late reply from Danny Woodards, the home side are now in the thick of the battle to avoid the dreaded drop after a desperately poor display.

Coulthirst headed Torquay in front in the 62nd minute from a Courtney Cameron free-kick and 13 minutes later the on-loan Tottenham striker turned goal-maker, teeing up Mansell to fire past Steve Mildenhall with the aid of a deflection from 12 yards.

The game was deep into stoppage time when Woodards shot home at the second attempt after Torquay goalkeeper Martin Rice had saved his first effort.

A tense first half saw both sides struggle to create chances. Torquay striker Elliot Benyon forced a save from Steve Mildenhall with a smart turn and volley just before the break.

Chris Beardsley headed over when he should have hit the target in the opening exchanges, but the best Rovers could manage was a long range shot from Michael Smith that cleared the crossbar.

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