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Forest GreenForest Green Rovers2TorquayTorquay United1

Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Torquay United

Forest Green came from a goal behind to beat 10-man Torquay, with James Norwood netting the winner for the home side.

Moments after Torquay defender Krystian Pearce went close with a header, the Gulls went in front with a neat lob from Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

Jon Parkin levelled for the hosts from six yards before Courtney Richards, who set up Torquay's goal, saw a second yellow card for a foul on Norwood.

And Norwood met Elliott Frear's left-wing cross to seal victory.

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I was a man possessed on the sideline, which I didn't want as my voice is killing me anyway.

"But they were good today. Tonight we showed what we can do.

"In the first 25 minutes we weren't at it but after that we were very good.

"We came out in the second half exactly how we finished the first and it was good to see."

Line-ups

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Russell
  • 2Pipe
  • 5OliverSubstituted forOshodiat 7'minutes
  • 26Coles
  • 10KellyBooked at 86mins
  • 7Norwood
  • 19Sinclair
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 18Frear
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forGuthrieat 88'minutes
  • 28JolleySubstituted forHughesat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 11Hughes
  • 15Oshodi
  • 17Guthrie
  • 25Rodgers

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 21MacDonaldBooked at 90mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Cruise
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forYeomanat 84'minutes
  • 8Young
  • 16RichardsBooked at 75mins
  • 11Cameron
  • 9Bowman
  • 24Ofori-AcheampongBooked at 60minsSubstituted forWakefieldat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Chapell
  • 14Yeoman
  • 20Hutchings
  • 22Wakefield
  • 23Seabright
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,365

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Torquay United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

  4. Post update

    James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Luke Young (Torquay United).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

    Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Booking

    Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Jon Parkin.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

  14. Post update

    James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  15. Booking

    Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Ryan Bowman (Torquay United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Louis Briscoe.

  20. Post update

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