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Welling United 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Kurtis Guthrie
Kurtis Guthrie joined Forest Green from Welling in the summer of 2014

Forest Green were knocked off the top of the table despite Kurtis Guthrie's late equaliser against Welling.

Rovers started the brighter as Darren Carter's 25-yard shot was saved superbly one-handed by Tom King.

Welling went ahead when Harry Lee won possession and fed Michael Bakare, who cut inside and fired low into the net.

After King made a fine save from Jon Parkin, he could do nothing to keep out Guthrie who nodded in Elliott Frear's cross against his former club.

Forest Green are now a point behind new National League leaders Cheltenham, who thrashed Guiseley 5-0 at Whaddon Road.

It is the first time Rovers have been off the top spot since the opening day of the season.

Welling remain 18th in the table, seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Forest Green Rovers manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Welling v Forest Green

"The first half we were dominant but we didn't create enough chances and we made poor decisions in the final third. When they scored it woke us up a little bit, so I'm pleased with the character we showed being 1-0 down with ten minutes to go.

"People say we are on a bad run but we have won five of our last seven games and we've drawn this one. Welling always work their socks off so it's a good point away from home.

"If someone said to me we'd go to Welling in mid-November top of the League and in the FA Cup second round I'd have snapped your hand off."

Line-ups

Welling

  • 21King
  • 23Williams
  • 19Lokko
  • 32Vidal
  • 3Jefford
  • 6Chambers
  • 8Lee
  • 11Wellard
  • 22HarrisSubstituted forKabbaat 83'minutes
  • 34BakareSubstituted forOsborneat 83'minutes
  • 7PorterSubstituted forAdeyinkaat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McEntegart
  • 5Osborne
  • 9Kabba
  • 14Adeyinka
  • 18Taylor

Forest Green

  • 23Maxted
  • 6Bennett
  • 5Jones
  • 19Sinclair
  • 3Jennings
  • 4Clough
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 24Carter
  • 9Marsh-BrownSubstituted forGuthrieat 55'minutes
  • 20Parkin
  • 11Frear

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 17Guthrie
  • 18Bender
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
660

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away18
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Foul by Darren Jones (Forest Green Rovers).

Tashan Adeyinka (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Harry Lee (Welling United).

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers).

Ricky Wellard (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Welling United.

Foul by Ricky Wellard (Welling United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Harry Osborne replaces Michael Bakare.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Sahr Kabba replaces Reece Harris.

Goal!

Goal! Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

Attempt saved. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Rob Sinclair.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt missed. Darren Jones (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

Harry Lee (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Tashan Adeyinka replaces George Porter because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0. Michael Bakare (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Lee.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jon Parkin with a cross.

Offside, Welling United. Ben Jefford tries a through ball, but Ben Jefford is caught offside.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt missed. Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Welling United.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Kevin Lokko (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Jennings (Forest Green Rovers).

George Porter (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by George Porter (Welling United).

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

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