Recap: Ruthless Chesterfield make Torquay United pay at Plainmoor

Chesterfield take on strugglers Torquay United in Devon today (3pm KO).
Torquay United v Chesterfield - live updates.Torquay United v Chesterfield - live updates.
Torquay United v Chesterfield - live updates.

The Spireites are third, while the Gulls are 22nd.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at Plainmoor and will bring you the build-up, team news, updates and reaction.

Torquay United v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Key Events

  • FT: Torquay United 1 v 5 Chesterfield (3pm KO)
  • Grimes header for 0-1 on eight minutes; De Silva 1-1 on 30; Oldaker 1-2 on 49; Clements 1-3 on 57; Uchegbulam 1-4 on 77;
  • Tshimanga adds fifth late on
  • Spireites XI (4-1-4-1) Fitzsimons; King, Williams, Grimes, Clements; Jones; Mandeville, Oldaker, Whelan, Dobra; Quigley. Subs: Maguire, Akinola, Cooper, Uchegbulam, Tshimanga.
  • Chesterfield unchanged from FA Cup win
  • Paul Cook serves touchline ban for this match

Torquay keen to extend defender’s loan

Centre-back Mark Ellis, 34, who scored against Chesterfield in the play-offs for Notts County, is on loan at Torquay for one month from Barrow.

Ellis scored in midweek and the Gulls are unbeaten in three games with him in the side.

“He’s been very important, people trust him,” manager Gary Johnson told BBC Sport.

“He shows how well he reads the game, that’s the main thing for us.

“If you’ve got a centre-back that reads the game in the penalty area then generally he’s heading it clear or he’s getting there first.

“Of course we’d like him to stay, but he’s also got a family that are up north so we’re having to manage that as well, but we’re not just going to let it drift, we’re going to ask the question.”

Torquay’s top scorer

Is Will Goodwin with five goals this season.

Form guide - last five in league

Chesterfield: LWDWW

Torquay: DLLWD

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

A long old trip Torquay today.

Fish and chips, ice cream, doughnuts, and three points...please!