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Woking 2-1 Forest Green Rovers

Jack Marriott

Woking moved to within seven points of the Conference play-offs as they beat Forest Green to secure their fifth consecutive victory.

Lee Hughes met Yan Klukowski's right-wing cross to smash home from a tight angle to put the hosts ahead.

Scott Rendell levelled for the visitors from the penalty spot after Eddie Oshodi had handled in the area.

But Jack Marriott earned the three points for Woking when he swept in John Goddard's pass from the right flank.

Woking's victory puts them up to 12th in the table, a point and a place behind Rovers.

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"There's a lot of confidence and we played against a very good side and it was a good test for us, certainly after recent results.

"I am pleased for Jack Marriott because he's been working hard of late and he's not quite got the reward he would like.

"All credit to Steve Thompson and the players - the way they look after their bodies and condition themselves, because we are part-time club on paper and you see the level of commitment, which is second to none."

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

"I'm very frustrated. The penalty changed the game.

"We're comfortable winning 1-0 and there's only person who thought it was handball. I spoke to him [the referee] and he said it was his decision, so what can you do?

"The officials haven't had a good day but we move on and look forward to Barnet.

Line-ups

Woking

  • 18Beasant
  • 30Jones
  • 5McNerney
  • 3Nutter
  • 2NewtonSubstituted forCestor Botuliat 90+5'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 11Betsy
  • 22Goddard
  • 26Murtagh
  • 25MarriottSubstituted forJohnsonat 88'minutes
  • 21Rendell

Substitutes

  • 28Little
  • 34Beckles
  • 15Cestor Botuli
  • 6Johnson
  • 10Sole

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 22Green
  • 16RacineSubstituted forOshodiat 53'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 5Turley
  • 3StokesSubstituted forBanguraat 76'minutes
  • 20Oliver
  • 30Jordan
  • 8Klukowski
  • 9WrightSubstituted forRodgersat 86'minutes
  • 29Hughes
  • 7Norwood

Substitutes

  • 26Rodgers
  • 15Oshodi
  • 21White
  • 14Taylor
  • 4Bangura
Referee:
Colin Lymer
Attendance:
1,315

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home4
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Woking 2, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Woking 2, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Mike Cestor replaces Adam Newton because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Green with a cross.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Brett Johnson replaces Jack Marriott.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers replaces Daniel Wright.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keiran Murtagh (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Kevin Betsy (Woking) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Woking 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Jack Marriott (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Goddard.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Woking) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Joe McNerney (Woking) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

  19. Post update

    Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Al Bangura replaces Chris Stokes because of an injury.