Cheltenham Town v Torquay United, 26 August 2000

Score2-0 to Cheltenham Town
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueWhaddon Road, Cheltenham
Attendance3,568
With tempers running high in the Gloucestershire sunshine, Torquay boss Wes Saunders was the angriest man as he saw his charges well beaten by a team that was down to ten men after the break. Birmingham referee Andy Hall was taking charge of only his third League game and he took his card tally to 13 yellows and 4 reds since taking the Nationwide whistle. The game rose to boiling point in the 19th minute when United lost keeper Stuart Jones with a leg injury following a challenge by Michael Duff. Replacement goalie Ryan Northmore was beaten by the aptly named Jamie Victory's left foot volley just before the break. There was still time for Julian Alsop to be dismissed for his second bookable offence and unused sub Bob Bloomer was sent from the bench after continuing the arguemnt with the officials. As the cards continued to flow in the second half, United's Steve Tully also discovered that two yellows equals red. Shortly before the numerical balance was restored, Town doubled their advantage when Neil Howarth met Hugh McAuley's corner with a powerful header.

Goals:

Jamie Victory 45 G
Neil Howarth 68 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Steve Book
Defender Neil Howarth
Defender Richard Walker
Defender/Centre back Chris Banks
Defender/Centre back John Brough
Defender/Midfielder Michael Duff
Defender/Left back Jamie Victory
Midfielder Mark Yates
Midfielder/Forward Hugh McAuley
Forward Julian Alsop
Forward Jason White

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stuart Jones
Defender Jimmy Aggrey
Defender Troy Douglin
Defender Paul Holmes
Defender/Centre back Alex Watson
Defender/Midfielder Steve Tully
Midfielder Ryan Ashington
Midfielder Mark Ford
Midfielder Kevin Hill
Forward Kevin Parker

Substitutions:

Mark Freeman for John Brough 77
Antony Griffin for Jamie Victory 78

Substitutions:

Ryan Northmore for Stuart Jones 23
Eifion Williams for Troy Douglin 65
Mark Platts for Ryan Ashington 86

Cards:

Mark Yates 7 Y
Michael Duff 19 Y
Julian Alsop 19 Y
Jason White 25 Y
Julian Alsop 45 Y
Julian Alsop 45 R

Cards:

Jimmy Aggrey 19 Y
Mark Ford 40 Y
Kevin Parker 55 Y
Steve Tully 66 Y
Steve Tully 73 Y
Steve Tully 73 R

On the bench:

Defender/Centre back Mark Freeman
Midfielder Antony Griffin

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ryan Northmore
Forward Mark Platts
Forward Eifion Williams

Comments:

As well as Julian Alsop, Cheltenham also had player / coach Bob Bloomer 'sent-off' in first time injury time. He was an unused sub at the time. League position: 2nd

Comments:

This was a repeat scoreline of Torquay's first visit to Whaddon Road last season. The Gulls have still to beat the Robins. Troy Douglin and Jules Mendy were making their full League debuts. League Position: 22nd