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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Darren Carter
Forest Green's Darren Carter joined Rovers from Northampton in September

Darren Carter rescued a point for Forest Green Rovers at Gloucestershire rivals Cheltenham Town in the National League's top of the table match.

Harry Pell put league leaders Cheltenham in front with a free-kick which went under the jumping wall.

Rovers were given a penalty after Rob Dickie fouled Kurtis Guthrie in the box, but Jon Parkin fired over the bar.

However Carter tapped in from close range to make sure the gap between the two sides remains just one point.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Cheltenham v Forest Green

"We can play better than that, but there's a spirit not to get beaten.

"Nobody is giving up and everybody is disappointed when you have drawn with a team that are second in the table behind you.

"Both teams have gone away with one point, so, credit to both teams because it was a battle."

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Cheltenham v Forest Green

"I'm just very pleased with the character we showed coming back, to miss that penalty, heads do go down, but I thought we played very well today."

"Cheltenham are very strong on set plays and I thought it was a sloppy free kick to give away and I will have to look and see what the wall's doing."

"We are on a very good run at the moment, and I'm pleased with the football we are playing and I am very pleased with the character of the lads and it was just a shame we didn't get the three points."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 24Dickie
  • 5Downes
  • 7Pell
  • 3McLennanBooked at 44mins
  • 6ParslowSubstituted forVaughanat 90+3'minutes
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forJenningsat 68'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 11Munns
  • 8Waters
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Vaughan
  • 29Jennings

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 19Sinclair
  • 3JenningsBooked at 34mins
  • 16Racine
  • 17GuthrieBooked at 90mins
  • 8WedgburyBooked at 67mins
  • 11Frear
  • 24CarterBooked at 51mins
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forO'Connorat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 7O'Connor
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 10Kelly
  • 23Maxted
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
5,449

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Hand ball by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lee Vaughan replaces Danny Parslow because of an injury.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron O'Connor replaces Jon Parkin.

Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town).

Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Ryan Jennings tries a through ball, but Ryan Jennings is caught offside.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jon Parkin.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ryan Jennings replaces Jack Barthram because of an injury.

Booking

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers). Jon Parkin should be disappointed.

Penalty conceded by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

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