Torquay 2-5 Gillingham- Match Report

Gills romp to victory

Gillingham threw away a two-goal lead before a second-half charge gave them a 5-2 victory at Torquay.

The visitors took the lead in the sixth minute when former Gulls forward Jo Kuffour swept home from close range after cleverly latching on to a headed through ball from skipper Matt Lawrence.

It was the on-loan Bristol Rovers striker's first goal since teaming up with Gillingham. He doubled that tally in the 39th minute when he slid in at the far post after Torquay failed to clear Luke Rooney's free-kick.

Torquay pulled one back two minutes after the break when defender Chris Robertson powered home a header at the far post from Eunan O'Kane's corner.

Four minutes later Torquay were level as Danny Stevens raced away down the left and slotted an angled drive past diving Gillingham goalkeeper Ross Flitney and in off the far post.

United's joy was short-lived as the tricky Kuffour was felled in the penalty area by O'Kane and Rooney rifled in the 56th-minute penalty.

With 12 minutes remaining Rooney embarked on a fine run after intercepting Kevin Nicholson's cross and unselfishly teed up Frank Nouble to hammer home an angled drive from the edge of area.

And in the 89th-minute winger Chris Whelpdale's cross-cum-shot beat Robert Olejnik in the Torquay goal to wrap up the scoring.

Source: DSG