BUCKLE FOCUSED ON BUILDING ON 2-0 LEAD

torquay united boss paul buckle, courtesy & copyright pinnacle photo agency ukTorquay United will take a two-goal advantage into their League Two semifinal second leg at Shrewsbury Town following last night's 2-0 Plainmoor victory.

Chris Zebroski spun on the ball to fire in his 15th Gulls goal of the season in the 29th minute before Eunan O'Kane smashed in an inch perfect grasscutter, on the run, from 25 yards to double United's tally in the third and final minute of first half stoppage time.

Despite bossing the second half, United failed to increase their lead and repeat their best of the season 5-0 March win over the Shrews at Plainmoor.

Gulls boss Paul Buckle (pictured) admitted: "We are 2-0 up and I am delighted with that and will wake up on Sunday morning happy with that scoreline, I would have taken it before the game.

"Whether it was 2-0 or 5-0 the semi-final is not over after the first leg and we know we have to go to Shrewsbury and go again.

"Shrewsbury are a good side and that's why they finished fourth in the league.

"The only tinge of disappointment I do have is that we did not win by more goals.

"We played fantastically well and - especially in the second half - dominated the game and I honestly thought we had more goals in us.

"But you take what you have got and now we must go up to Shrewsbury next Friday and be positive.

"I am already thinking about the game. It's the only game I am focusing on and we are not thinking of the final all we are thinking of is Shrewsbury away and knowing that we will have to be at our best - like we were today."

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner admitted: "There was nothing in the game until it went to 1-0 and then we should have levelled but in the second half we were poor and the second goal knocked our confidence back something terrible.

"From the scoreline we are just about still in it. It could have been far, far worse and we looked very nervy in the second half.

"At 2-0 we have still feel we have got a chance."

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