Torquay's unbeaten run is over after defeat at the New York Stadium.
Alex Revell scored the only goal of the game ten minutes before half-time after a mistake by defender Kevin Nicholson.
Billy Bodin wasted Torquay's best chance late in the game.
Yeovil Town won for a club record 8th time in a row. Exeter City beat Accrington on Friday night, but Plymouth Argyle and Torquay both lost.
Exeter City picked up a club record tenth away win of the season. There were also wins for Yeovil Town and Plymouth Argyle.
Yeovil Town won for the fifth game in a row after a 3-0 win over Brentford. There were draws for Exeter and Plymouth, but Torquay lost 2-1.