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Monday, August 30, 2010

Big Match Review - Port Vale 1 Torquay 2

Port Vale 1-2 Torquay United
Saturday August 28, Vale Park, (Att: 5,750)

Torquay failed to keep an eleventh straight clean sheet, but maintained their 100 per cent record - and top spot in League Two - with victory at Vale Park.

Paul Buckle's side got off to a dream start when taking the lead within the first five minutes.

Sloppy play in midfield saw Chris Zebroski seize the ball and his surging run into the box was only stopped by a foul from home keeper Stuart Tomlinson.

Nicky Wroe stepped up to send Tomlinson the wrong way and put Torquay 1-0 up.

That advantage was soon doubled. The Valiants failed to deal with a long throw into the box and the ball broke for Zebroski to poke home with just 28 minutes played.

However, their long stretch without conceding was finally ended as Vale pulled a goal back before the break.

Anthony Griffith's long range screamer from 30 yards beat keeper Scott Bevan down low to his right as the Devon team conceded their first league goal since April.

However, a resolute defensive display in the second period ensured the Gulls weren't to be denied a fourth straight win as they inflicted a first loss of the season on Vale.

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