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Forest Green Rovers 4-1 Welling United

Jon Parkin
Jon Parkin has scored 11 goals in the Conference for Forest Green since moving from Fleetwood Town last summer

Jon Parkin scored twice as Forest Green Rovers moved to within two points of Conference play-off places with a comfortable win over Welling.

But it was the visitors that took the lead when striker Joe Healy found the bottom corner after a well worked move.

However, Rovers were level three minutes later when striker Parkin finished Elliott Frear's centre.

The same two combined for Parkin's second, before Kurtis Guthrie and then James Norwood secured the three points.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 6Bennett
  • 16Racine
  • 5Oliver
  • 10Kelly
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forWedgburyat 80'minutes
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 19SinclairBooked at 48mins
  • 18Frear
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forFleetwoodat 74'minutes
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forHughesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 11Hughes
  • 21White
  • 23Fleetwood

Welling

  • 1Henly
  • 21Osborne
  • 3Fyfield
  • 6Bush
  • 14JeffordBooked at 32mins
  • 4Gallagher
  • 5FaganSubstituted forCorneat 82'minutes
  • 11Carmichael
  • 9Penny
  • 33HealySubstituted forHarrisat 46'minutes
  • 15BasseleSubstituted forYoungat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Young
  • 10St Aimie
  • 19Harris
  • 20Corne
  • 26Zerafa
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,147

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Sam Corne (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Welling United. Rod Young tries a through ball, but Rod Young is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Charlie Penny (Welling United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jake Gallagher (Welling United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Offside, Welling United. Charlie Penny tries a through ball, but Charlie Penny is caught offside.

Foul by Rod Young (Welling United).

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

Foul by Reece Harris (Welling United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Sam Corne replaces Zac Fagan.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Sam Wedgbury replaces James Norwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 4, Welling United 1. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stuart Fleetwood.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Stuart Fleetwood tries a through ball, but Stuart Fleetwood is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Stuart Fleetwood replaces Jon Parkin.

Attempt missed. Jake Gallagher (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Chris Bush (Welling United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Rod Young replaces Aristide Bassele.

Foul by Zac Fagan (Welling United).

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Welling United 1. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dale Bennett with a cross.

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

Corner, Welling United.

Corner, Welling United.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Welling United 1. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

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

Foul by Chris Bush (Welling United).

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

Booking

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

Josh Carmichael (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Reece Harris replaces Joe Healy.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Welling United 1.

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