Torquay boost survival hopes with win over Chester

Torquay picked up a vital win over National League relegation rivals Chester.Rhys Healey gave the visitors an early lead with a neat finish beneath keeper Andy Firth from a tight angle, and Conrad Balatoni went close to a second but headed just over.Harry White went closest to a first-half equaliser when his deflected drive was brilliantly saved by Vincent Dorel.Torquay began the second half on the hunt for another goal and, after Firth kept out a deflection from team-mate Lathaniel Rowe-Turner and then saved well from Aaron Barnes, it finally arrived through Elliott Romain's header.Almost immediately afterwards Chester had Lucas Dawson sent off and though they hit the post through substitute Jordan Archer's first touch, it was Torquay who moved three points ahead of their opponents - but still seven adrift of safety.