National League
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Forest Green Rovers 2-0 Altrincham

Jon Parkin
Jon Parkin has scored eight goals in 19 league games this season

Jon Parkin's brace ensured Forest Green remained second in the National League after a feisty victory over Altrincham which saw three players sent off.

Parkin's struck the opener from a tight angle and the striker headed in a second to make it 2-0.

The home side's Dale Bennett was sent off before half-time after reacting angrily to a Simon Richman challenge.

However, Altrincham had Josh O'Keefe and Gianluca Havern sent off in the second half and Rovers held on to win.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Forest Green v Altrincham

"Brilliant - very good performance, even though we went down to ten men it was good and the first half especially we were right on it.

"I've spoken to the referee (about the red card) and I'll deal with it internally - apparently Dale Bennett reacted from the kick and kicked back. He's apologised and so we just have to move on.

"There was some very good football being played in awful conditions, there were some very good individual performances and I was very pleased."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6BennettBooked at 45mins
  • 16Racine
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 10Kelly
  • 4Clough
  • 9Marsh-BrownSubstituted forPipeat 46'minutes
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forWilliamsat 76'minutes
  • 17GuthrieBooked at 24minsSubstituted forO'Connorat 80'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 24Carter

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 7O'Connor
  • 19Sinclair
  • 23Maxted
  • 26Williams

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 5HavernBooked at 83mins
  • 8RichmanBooked at 45mins
  • 3GriffinSubstituted forCleeat 70'minutes
  • 6Leather
  • 7Lawrie
  • 4Moult
  • 14O'KeefeBooked at 78mins
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forBowermanat 70'minutes
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forRankineat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Rankine
  • 11Clee
  • 12Heathcote
  • 18Bowerman
  • 23Williams
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
1,292

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Altrincham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Altrincham 0.

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

Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

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

Foul by Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers).

Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Gianluca Havern (Altrincham) for a bad foul.

Foul by Gianluca Havern (Altrincham).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron O'Connor replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Dismissal

Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham).

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

Attempt missed. Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Brett Williams replaces Jon Parkin.

Foul by James Lawrie (Altrincham).

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

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt blocked. George Bowerman (Altrincham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Sinnott with a cross.

Foul by Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers).

Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. George Bowerman replaces Damian Reeves.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Nicky Clee replaces Adam Griffin.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham).

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

Foul by Michael Rankine (Altrincham).

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Griffin with a cross.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Scott Leather (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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