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Torquay United 4-1 Forest Green Rovers

Torquay beat promotion-chasing Forest Green to secure their first home win since the opening day of the season.

Keanu Marsh-Brown's strike from range put Rovers in front, only for Tyrone Marsh to convert Andre Wright's cross to equalise soon after.

Marsh headed in his second to give Torquay the lead, before Dan Lavercombe kept out a string of Rovers efforts.

Durrell Berry added the Gulls' third with a close-range effort, before Wright broke though to add a fourth.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Torquay v Forest Green

"We weren't brave enough on the ball, I just thought we smashed it when we should have played in good areas.

"It took us half an hour to wake up, but I just thought the goals were awful to concede.

"All over the pitch they were better than us, they won absolutely everything from the first whistle to the last and that was one of the worst performances I've been involved in here."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 29Berry
  • 22Gerring
  • 16Richards
  • 24NicholsonSubstituted forCarmichaelat 85'minutes
  • 18Smith
  • 3Butler
  • 26Heslop
  • 25VermaBooked at 24mins
  • 10MarshSubstituted forBriscoeat 74'minutes
  • 28WrightSubstituted forFinchat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Geohaghon
  • 7Briscoe
  • 12Carmichael
  • 30Finch
  • 31Corderoy

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Pipe
  • 4Clough
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 24Carter
  • 16Racine
  • 11Frear
  • 10Kelly
  • 17Guthrie
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forWilliamsat 68'minutes
  • 9Marsh-BrownSubstituted forO'Connorat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Connor
  • 13White
  • 19Sinclair
  • 21Baldwin
  • 26Williams
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
2,051

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away12
Fouls
Home6
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 4, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 4, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Sean Finch replaces Andre Wright.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear tries a through ball, but Elliott Frear is caught offside.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 4, Forest Green Rovers 1. Andre Wright (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Josh Carmichael replaces Kevin Nicholson.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 3, Forest Green Rovers 1. Durrell Berry (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Simon Heslop (Torquay United).

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

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Louis Briscoe replaces Tyrone Marsh.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United).

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

Attempt missed. Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron O'Connor replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United).

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

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

Attempt missed. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Gerring with a cross.

Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

Aman Verma (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Ben Gerring (Torquay United).

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Offside, Torquay United. Kevin Nicholson tries a through ball, but Kevin Nicholson is caught offside.

Second Half

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

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