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Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Woking

Forest Green's play-off hopes ended after an eventful draw with Woking.

Rovers took the lead when striker Sam Norwood slotted cooly into the corner.

Woking's Mark Ricketts then saw red for a tackle on Bradley Jordan, but the visitors equalised after the break through Brett Johnson's strike.

The hosts, who were also reduced to 10 men when Al Banguara received a second yellow, went behind to John Goddard's 90th-minute finish, but Lee Hughes snatched an equaliser in injury time.

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I thought we were poor all game except for in the 90th minute when we showed some character.

"I wanted to get the ball down and get it out wide but we kept going down the middle. That was my half-time talk but they've got to think for themselves as well.

"Give Woking credit, particularly in the first half, I thought they were very good.

"Honestly, I just thought it was just a poor performance."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 15Oshodi
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 23Barry
  • 20Oliver
  • 6BennettSubstituted forJordanat 17'minutesSubstituted forBanguraat 45+1'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 7Norwood
  • 22Green
  • 29Hughes
  • 24KellySubstituted forWrightat 54'minutes
  • 14Taylor

Substitutes

  • 4Bangura
  • 9Wright
  • 21White
  • 26Rodgers
  • 30Jordan

Woking

  • 18Beasant
  • 2Newton
  • 3Nutter
  • 20Payne
  • 5McNerney
  • 6Johnson
  • 4RickettsBooked at 37mins
  • 22Goddard
  • 10SoleSubstituted forCestor Botuliat 85'minutes
  • 21Rendell
  • 11Betsy

Substitutes

  • 14McNamee
  • 15Cestor Botuli
  • 17Wright
  • 28Little
  • 34Beckles
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,245

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Woking 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Woking 2.
Attempt missed. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Barry.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Foul by John Goddard (Woking).
Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Woking 2. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.
Foul by Kevin Betsy (Woking).
Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Woking 2. John Goddard (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Betsy.
Foul by John Nutter (Woking).
James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Mike Cestor replaces Giuseppe Sole.
Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).
John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Eddie Oshodi tries a through ball, but Eddie Oshodi is caught offside.
Foul by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).
Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) for a bad foul.
Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).
John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).
John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the box is too high.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt blocked. John Nutter (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).
Josh Payne (Woking) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Woking 1. Brett Johnson (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Rendell with a headed pass.
Corner, Woking.
Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers).
Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).
Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. John Goddard (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Kevin Betsy (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).
Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.
Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.
Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).
Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright replaces Marcus Kelly because of an injury.
Foul by Kevin Betsy (Woking).
Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Woking 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Woking 0.
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