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Forest GreenForest Green Rovers1WellingWelling United0

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Reece Harris (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Ben Jefford (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Zac Fagan (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Afolabi Obafemi (Welling United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Afolabi Obafemi replaces Tashan Adeyinka.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

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