Torquay 3 - Yeovil 0

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    Torquay pounced on Sonny Blu Lo-Everton's red card with two goals in five minutes to sink ten-man Yeovil 3-0 in the National League.

    Midfielder Ben Wynter bagged his first goal of the season before Exeter loanee Jack Sparkes nodded home to double the hosts' advantage.

    Joe Lewis added a third in the dying stages to seal the win, heading in a cross from Connor Lemonheigh-Evans.

    Torquay made it three league wins on the spin to move up to 12th and pull within four points of 11th-placed Yeovil.

    Photo: Goal celebrations for Jake Sparkes of Torquay United during the National League match between Torquay United and Yeovil Town at Plainmoor Torquay, Devon on Sunday 26th December 2021 - PHOTO: Dave Crawford/PPAUK

    Neither side had been able to wrestle control until Watford loan man Lo-Everton's dismissal turned the game in Torquay's favour.

    Lo-Everton was given his marching orders for a tussle with Tom Lapslie and that incident proved the turning point for the contest.

    First Wynter turned the ball home after Lapslie's deflected effort fell into his path, then - just four minutes later - Sparkes headed in to put Torquay in total control and by the time Lewis added the third, the home side were already assured of the victory.

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