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Match Report


Posted Thu 12 Feb 15 at 05:01 AM

Wrexham 2
Clarke 25
Moult 71

United 1
Bowman 78

TORQUAY United remain very much alive in the fight for a place at Wembley after the First leg of the FA Trophy Semi-Final.

Wrexham will bring a 2-1 lead back to the Launa Windows Stadium next weekend and will have to face the passion of a special Yellow Day for the Gulls.

The Red Dragons deserved their win in the First Leg, taking the lead with a stunner from Joe Clarke and Louis Moult added a second, but a late reply by Ryan Bowman keeps United very much in the tie.

“From what could have been a bad situation, we are very much in the tie, but Wrexham were better than us for most of this game,” conceded United boss Chris Hargreaves.

“We matched them up tactically in the first half but we obviously weren’t good enough man to man, on and off the ball. We changed it, got more width and attacking play, and that reaped rewards in the end.”

United (4-3-3): 1 Martin Rice; 5 Krystian Pearce, 21 Angus MacDonald, 26 Ollivier Gueguen, 25 Levi Ives; 22 James McQuilkin, 8 Luke Young (capt), 16 Courtney Richards; 10 Toby Ajala, 9 Ryan Bowman, 11 Courtney Cameron (32 John Campbell 55). Substitutes (not used): 4 Aaron Downes, 7 Louis Briscoe, 23 Jordan Seabright (GK), 24 Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

Referee: Peter Bankes

Attendance: 2,866 (168 away).

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