Benyon brace sinks Morecambe: Match Review

Published Add your comment

Football News

Torquay top scorer Elliot Benyon's double sandwiched a super strike from on-loan QPR winger Romone Rose as Torquay ended a nine-match wait for a League Two win by beating nine-man Morecambe 3-1.

Benyon fired the Gulls into an 11th-minute lead after Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche saved the striker's spot kick but failed to hold on to the ball.

Benyon won the penalty after being tumbled on his way into the penalty area by Morecambe central defender Andy Parrish, who was red carded by referee Phil Gibbs following consultation with his assistant.

Morecambe responded from a Craig Stanley corner when central defender Chris McCready crashed the ball home on the volley in the 30th minute.

Rose then let fly with a thumping right foot drive from 20 yards to make it 2-1 before Benyon tapped in from a few yards in the 75th minute after being teed up by strike partner Chris Zebroski.

United keeper Scott Bevan made a brilliant one-handed stop to deny winger Mark Duffy in the 57th minute.

Substitute Eunan O'Kane announced his timely arrival by smashing a seemingly effortless volley off the upright from 20 yards on the hour.

Morecambe were reduced to nine men when Chris Shuker was sent off in the 82nd minute.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Barry Roche
Elliot Benyon
Chris Zebroski
Scott Bevan
League Two
Romone Rose
Andy Parrish
Mark Duffy
Romone Rose
Eunan O'Kane
Chris McCready
Chris Shuker
Craig Stanley

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again