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Forest Green Rovers 3-1 Torquay United

Keanu Marsh-Brown
Keanu Marsh-Brown's goal to make it 3-1 was his second goal in three games

Forest Green Rovers scored two late goals as they fought back to beat Torquay and move to within four points of National League leaders Cheltenham.

Aman Verma met a Dan Butler cross to side-foot the Gulls ahead.

Ben Gerring then gifted Rovers the equaliser, bundling into his own net from a Keanu Marsh-Brown free-kick.

Durell Berry's handball allowed Darren Carter to put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot and Marsh-Brown's swerving 25-yard effort made it 3-1.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Forest Green v Torquay

"People have got to realise - I've said it millions of times - that there are no easy games and Torquay are a difficult team to play against, obviously we found that out on Boxing Day.

"But the togetherness at this club is fantastic and I don't think we would have got that win when I first got here - to go 1-0 down, we didn't panic, obviously the substitutions helped as they gave us a lot of life.

"Maybe the last half an hour was great, no disrespect to the starting 11, but sometimes that happens and we've won 3-1 and now we can watch other results."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 19Sinclair
  • 3Jennings
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 24Carter
  • 16Racine
  • 11Frear
  • 26WilliamsSubstituted forGuthrieat 59'minutes
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 10Kelly
  • 17Guthrie
  • 23Maxted

Torquay

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 29Berry
  • 18Smith
  • 6GeohaghonSubstituted forMurombedziat 86'minutes
  • 24Nicholson
  • 22Gerring
  • 5MacDonald
  • 3Butler
  • 25Verma
  • 28Wright
  • 10Marsh

Substitutes

  • 11Murombedzi
  • 19Chaney
  • 23Hancox
  • 31Corderoy
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
1,907

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Torquay United 1.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Torquay United 1. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown with a cross.

Attempt missed. Durrell Berry (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Jennings tries a through ball, but James Jennings is caught offside.

Foul by Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United).

Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Shepherd Murombedzi replaces Exodus Geohaghon.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Torquay United 1. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Durrell Berry (Torquay United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

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

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

Dan Butler (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Exodus Geohaghon (Torquay United).

Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Goal!

Own Goal by Ben Gerring, Torquay United. Forest Green Rovers 1, Torquay United 1.

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown with a cross.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Torquay United).

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

Offside, Torquay United. Tyrone Marsh tries a through ball, but Tyrone Marsh is caught offside.

Foul by Andre Wright (Torquay United).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Jon Parkin.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Brett Williams.

Offside, Torquay United. Tyrone Marsh tries a through ball, but Tyrone Marsh is caught offside.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

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