Torquay 0-0 Southend- Report
Report of match 14th April 2012
Torquay 0-0 Southend- Report.
Gulls and Shrimpers draw a blank
Torquay central defender Mark Ellis made a brilliant goalline clearance in the 70th-minute as the Gulls and fellow promotion chasers Southend cancelled each other out at Plainmoor.
Ellis headed an effort clear from Southend striker Bilel Mohsni, who twice went close in the space of as many minutes.
Seconds earlier the Shrimpers' targetman broke free only to be denied by a superb save from Bobby Olejnik, who was quick off his line to save as the visiting forward let fly from the edge of the box.
Both sides hit the woodwork in the first half, with Southend midfielder Ryan Hall's measured free-kick from 25 yards bouncing off the top of the crossbar.
Torquay made most of the early running with recalled forward Ryan Jarvis, on loan from Walsall, heading on to a post following a corner from the left.
In a cagey match the first shot on target fell to Southend striker Neil Harris but it was saved by Olejnik.
Jarvis went close with a thumping 47th-minute strike that dipped just over the bar.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Saturday, 14th April 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Plainmoor|
||0 - 0||Southend Utd.
|19||Danny Stevens (Atieno 70)|
|8||Ryan Jarvis (Rowe-Turner 85)|
|2||Lathaniel Rowe-Turner (Jarvis 85)|
|23||Taiwo Atieno (Stevens 70)|
|9||Neil Harris (Eastwood 80)|
|37||Freddy Eastwood (Harris 80)|
|Torquay Utd. cards shown|
|34 mins||Damon Lathrope||Unsporting behaviour|
|76 mins||Rene Howe||Unsporting behaviour|
|83 mins||Lee Mansell||Dissent|
|90 mins||Mark Ellis||Unsporting behaviour|
|Southend Utd. cards shown|
|45 mins||Bilel Mohsni||Unsporting behaviour|