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Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Gateshead

Jimmy Phillips
Jimmy Phillips' goal took Gateshead up to second in the National League

Forest Green Rovers' lost their third game in four matches in the National League as Gateshead took all three points at The New Lawn.

Jimmy Phillips put the Heed in front with a long-range drive after latching onto James Marwood's delivery.

After the break the hosts came close to levelling but Craig Baxter cleared Elliott Frear's shot off the line.

Substitute Jon Shaw headed a terrific clearance from Keanu Marsh-Brown's shot as the Heed held on to seal the win.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We should have been 4-1 or 5-1 up in the first half and if you don't take your chances, you don't win games. I think that was the story of the whole game.

"I'm not going to blame anybody, we lost the game 1-0, we just have to move on now, but I'm bitterly disappointed.

"We created clear cut chances, they weren't half chances - that was the difference between the two teams; they took their one chance, we didn't take our 15."

Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby told BBC Newcastle:

"It's a fantastic result because we played a decent team. They were very good, especially in the first half.

"We perhaps rode our luck a couple of times. But defensively, as a team, the players were fantastic.

"It's still early days because there are so many games to play. But I'm not afraid to say we can possibly play a little better. I like to think if we start playing better, we'll win more games."

Line-ups

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Maxted
  • 6BennettSubstituted forCloughat 90'minutes
  • 16RacineBooked at 90mins
  • 19Sinclair
  • 10Kelly
  • 5JonesBooked at 58mins
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 24CarterBooked at 32mins
  • 11Frear
  • 7O'ConnorSubstituted forParkinat 54'minutes
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 15Sam-Yorke
  • 20Parkin
  • 25Eve

Gateshead

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Russell
  • 2BaxterBooked at 25mins
  • 14Buddle
  • 4Chandler
  • 16Cranston
  • 6Clark
  • 22Ramsden
  • 11Phillips
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 7MarwoodSubstituted forShawat 58'minutes
  • 19BowmanBooked at 62minsSubstituted forAllenat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 12Mafuta
  • 13MacDonald
  • 15Allen
  • 18Briggs
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
1,256

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away2
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Gateshead 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Gateshead 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

    Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. Post update

    River Allen (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Charlie Clough replaces Dale Bennett.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

  12. Substitution

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. River Allen replaces Ryan Bowman.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Booking

    Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Ryan Bowman (Gateshead).

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