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Gateshead 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

James Jennings
Forest Green Rovers defender James Jennings has scored six goals this season

Forest Green Rovers kept pace with National League leaders Cheltenham as James Jennings' goal saw off Gateshead.

Jennings scored the only goal on 13 minutes with a header from an acute angle following a corner.

The hosts tried to force the issue in the second half but fashioned little, Rob Sinclair missing an opportunity to stretch Forest Green's lead late on.

Rovers stay two points behind Cheltenham, while Gateshead drop to ninth, three points off the play-offs.

Forest Green assistant manager Jamie Day told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Jamie Day: Forest Green assistant manager on win at Gateshead

"We played really well for the first 25 to 30 minutes and showed what a good side we are. We could have been two or three up. That's probably the only criticism.

"After that, the boys had to dig in a little bit but they were first class. You come to places like this and the home team is going to get back into the game.

"But they defended incredibly well, so credit to them. We had a good shape, the back four was very solid and the boys dealt with what they had to."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Russell
  • 30BennettSubstituted forBaxterat 45+3'minutes
  • 5Curtis
  • 4ChandlerSubstituted forBowmanat 66'minutes
  • 29Whitmore
  • 6Clark
  • 12Mafuta
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 28Hamilton
  • 9ShawSubstituted forPattisonat 77'minutes
  • 20Johnson

Substitutes

  • 2Baxter
  • 3Pattison
  • 8Ramshaw
  • 19Bowman
  • 25Pearson

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 3Jennings
  • 16Racine
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 19Sinclair
  • 11FrearSubstituted forKellyat 76'minutes
  • 24CarterSubstituted forWilliamsat 88'minutes
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forMooreat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 14Moore
  • 25Eve
  • 26Williams
Referee:
Adrian Holmes

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Danny Johnson (Gateshead) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Brett Williams replaces Darren Carter.

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

CJ Hamilton (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Gateshead.

Attempt missed. Gus Mafuta (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Gateshead.

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

Foul by Gus Mafuta (Gateshead).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Matty Pattison replaces Jon Shaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Elliott Frear.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers).

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Jon Parkin.

Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Ryan Bowman replaces Jamie Chandler.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Gateshead).

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

Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

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

Offside, Gateshead. Jon Shaw tries a through ball, but Jon Shaw is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

Gus Mafuta (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Gateshead.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Gus Mafuta (Gateshead).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Johnson (Gateshead).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham382411371244783
2Forest Green38256763352881
3Grimsby351911568293968
4Tranmere3817111050371362
5Braintree351710841261561
6Wrexham371781261441759
7Dover351781059451459
8Eastleigh36178115448659
9Gateshead37177134855-758
10Lincoln City3715111157471056
11Bromley37166156058254
12Macclesfield37155174943650
13Woking38147175855349
14Barrow361210144862-1446
15Aldershot37137174257-1546
16Chester371110165054-443
17Southport381110173854-1643
18Guiseley36913143453-1940
19Boreham Wood37812173037-736
20Halifax3599174869-2136
21Altrincham36811173661-2535
22Torquay35810174062-2234
23Welling38610223056-2628
24Kidderminster3759233761-2424
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