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Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Welling United

Forest Green secured back-to-back victories in their opening games as they beat Welling at The New Lawn.

The visitors' best chance came through Zach Fagan, but Rovers keeper Jonny Maxted made a good save.

Rovers' Jon Parkin was twice blocked before Aaron O'Connor's volley into the roof of the net put the home side ahead at the break.

The second half had little to offer and Wings keeper Tom King saved Elliott Frear's shot to stop the lead doubling.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Maxted
  • 16Racine
  • 2Pipe
  • 19Sinclair
  • 10Kelly
  • 6Bennett
  • 17GuthrieBooked at 41minsSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 82'minutes
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 11Frear
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 61'minutes
  • 7O'ConnorBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Jennings
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 13White
  • 15Sam-Yorke

Welling

  • 21King
  • 5OsborneSubstituted forNorteyat 46'minutes
  • 6Chambers
  • 4FaganBooked at 39mins
  • 3Jefford
  • 19Lokko
  • 11Wellard
  • 32Vidal
  • 22Harris
  • 14AdeyinkaSubstituted forObafemiat 77'minutes
  • 9KabbaSubstituted forPorterat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McEntegart
  • 2Nortey
  • 7Porter
  • 17Obafemi
  • 24Awotwi
Referee:
Jeff Muschik
Attendance:
1,076

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Welling United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Welling United 0.

Attempt saved. Ricky Wellard (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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

Reece Harris (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers).

Ben Jefford (Welling United) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Offside, Welling United. Afolabi Obafemi tries a through ball, but Afolabi Obafemi is caught offside.

Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers).

Zac Fagan (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Afolabi Obafemi (Welling United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Afolabi Obafemi replaces Tashan Adeyinka.

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Welling United.

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

Attempt missed. Xavier Vidal (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Kevin Lokko (Welling United).

Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. George Porter replaces Sahr Kabba.

Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers).

Zac Fagan (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Tashan Adeyinka (Welling United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Zac Fagan (Welling United).

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

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Welling United. Ricky Wellard tries a through ball, but Ricky Wellard is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Sahr Kabba (Welling United).

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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