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FULL TIME: Torquay United 1-2 Leeds United

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: July 27, 2012

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TORQUAY United are entertaining Championship side Leeds United in a friendly match at Plainmoor tonight.

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FULL TIME Torquay United 1-2 Leeds United

88 mins There have been some good performances for Torquay. Tom Cruise in particular looks a very good signing.

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84 mins Martin Rice pulls off a good save to deny Leeds sub Poleon.

83 mins Danny Stevens curls a lovely right foot shot just wide of the Leeds goal.

79 mins Two subs for Leeds. Zac Thompson on for Michael Brown and Robbie Rogers for Aidan White.

74 mins Danny Stevens flicks a header just wide. Torquay bring on Kirtys MacKenzie for Aaron Downes and the youngster scores with his first touch, heading home after Leeds fail to clear a Lee Mansell corner.

72 mins Torquay bring on Niall Thompson in place of Jarvis.

70 mins The attendance here at Plainmoor, with Bristow's Bench packed, is 3,925. Of those, 2,050 are Leeds fans.

69 mins Good run down the right by Macklin. His pass finds Jarvis, who scuffs his shot

65 mins Leeds bring on Dominic Poleon for McCormack and Danny Pugh for Luke Varney.

64 mins Torquay's best chance of the game comes as Macklin crosses low from the right for Yeoman, but his shot is high and wide.

61 mins Stevens and Jarvis link up well but Stevens shoots wide.

60 mins Lloyd Macklin is on for Billy Bodin, with Ashley Yeoman replacing Daniel Leadbitter.

58 mins It's a much more even contest so far in the second half, giving the home fans more of a chance to see their team doing their stuff. Tom Cruise has just snuffed out a Leeds attack with a decent tackle.

53 mins McCormack tries a spectacular scissors kick at the other end but it goes well wide of the Torquay goal.

51 mins Nathan Craig whips in a free kick from the right but it curls beyond the players at the far post.

Torquay have brought on Rice for Poke, Easton for Lathrope, Stevens for Howe, Craig for Morris and Cruise for Nicholson.

Leeds have brought on Byram for Cranie.

Expecting plenty of changes at the break. It will be interesting to see how the sides shape up after the interval. Leeds have been completely in charge so far. Torquay started to stem the tide a bit in the last 10 minutes of the half.

HALF TIME: Torquay United 0-2 Leeds United

44 mins Torquay are having their best spell so far. Bodin looks lively.

40 mins A terrific run and shot from Bodin cutting in from the left. Well saved by Jamie Ashdown.

38 mins Leeds fans enjoying the sunshine and indulging in an enthusiastic Mexican wave.

34 mins Billy Bodin bursts through for the Gulls but pulls his right foot shot across the Leeds goal.

33 mins A rare chance for Torquay, and Aaron Downes heads just over from a corner.

32 mins Now it's Paul Green's turn to miss a sitter, lifting the ball high and wide after being found by a low cross from the left for Leeds.

29 minsLuke Varney shoots wide for Leeds from a decent position inside the box. The visitors are very much in charge here.

23 minsAndy Gray heads a great chance over the bar for the visitors.

21 minsMcCormack tries luck again with a volley from distance but it's over the top.

20 mins Nice move between Ryan Jarvis and Billy Bodin is snuffed out by some stout Leeds defending.

13 mins Two superb goals from the Scottish international, and he tries his luck with another shot from the edge of the box that goes wide.

10 mins McCormack makes it 2-0 with a beautiful right-footed free kick over the Torquay wall and in off Michael Poke's right hand post.

8 mins Ross McCormack puts Leeds in front with a well taken left foot shot from outside the box. Torquay defence did not close him down quickly enough.

4 mins Adam Drury is down for Leeds needing attention.

4 mins Aaron Downes gets on the end of a Kevin Nicholson corner from the right but his header is deflected wide.

.6.45pm Leeds are without Robert Snodgrass, who has been on this West Country tour but today tied up a move to Premier side Norwich City.

6.40pmLeeds fans have been given about two thirds of the new Bristow's Bench. The views from there are absolutely stunning, by the way.

6.25pmLeeds are fielding players called Green, Brown, Gray and White....

6.20pmTorquay United are Poke, Nicholson, Downes, Saah, Lathrope, Mansell, Jarvis, Howe, Morris, Leadbitter, Bodin. Subs Rice, Macklin, MacKenzie, Easton, Stevens, Craig, Cruise, Thompson, Yeoman.

Leeds are Ashdown, Lees, Drury, Crainey, Pearce, Green, Brown, Gray, McCormack, White, Varney. Subs Pugh, Thompson, Poleon, Lewis Turner, Nathan Turner, Byram, Rogers.

6.15pmPerfect conditions here at Plainmoor with the sun casting long shadows as the Torquay players warm up. Leeds boss Neil Warnock was busy outside the ground having his picture taken and signing autographs for fans.

Leeds fans have been making the most of the seaside sunshine this afternoon, and are making their way into the ground. Team news soon.

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