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Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Torquay United

Forest Green came from a goal behind to beat 10-man Torquay, with James Norwood netting the winner for the home side.

Moments after Torquay defender Krystian Pearce went close with a header, the Gulls went in front with a neat lob from Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

Jon Parkin levelled for the hosts from six yards before Courtney Richards, who set up Torquay's goal, saw a second yellow card for a foul on Norwood.

And Norwood met Elliott Frear's left-wing cross to seal victory.

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Torquay v Forest Green

"I was a man possessed on the sideline, which I didn't want as my voice is killing me anyway.

"But they were good today. Tonight we showed what we can do.

"In the first 25 minutes we weren't at it but after that we were very good.

"We came out in the second half exactly how we finished the first and it was good to see."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 2Pipe
  • 5OliverSubstituted forOshodiat 7'minutes
  • 26Coles
  • 10KellyBooked at 86mins
  • 7Norwood
  • 19Sinclair
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 18Frear
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forGuthrieat 88'minutes
  • 28JolleySubstituted forHughesat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 11Hughes
  • 15Oshodi
  • 17Guthrie
  • 25Rodgers

Torquay

  • 1Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 21MacDonaldBooked at 90mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Cruise
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forYeomanat 84'minutes
  • 8Young
  • 16RichardsBooked at 75mins
  • 11Cameron
  • 9Bowman
  • 24Ofori-AcheampongBooked at 60minsSubstituted forWakefieldat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Chapell
  • 14Yeoman
  • 20Hutchings
  • 22Wakefield
  • 23Seabright
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,365

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Torquay United 1.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke Young (Torquay United).

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

Booking

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Jon Parkin.

Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Ryan Bowman (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Louis Briscoe.

Attempt blocked. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

Josh Wakefield (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Torquay United 1. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Josh Wakefield replaces Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces Christian Jolley.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Courtney Richards (Torquay United) for a bad foul.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Rob Sinclair tries a through ball, but Rob Sinclair is caught offside.

Hand ball by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

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