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Welling United 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Kurtis Guthrie
Kurtis Guthrie joined Forest Green from Welling in the summer of 2014

Forest Green were knocked off the top of the table despite Kurtis Guthrie's late equaliser against Welling.

Rovers started the brighter as Darren Carter's 25-yard shot was saved superbly one-handed by Tom King.

Welling went ahead when Harry Lee won possession and fed Michael Bakare, who cut inside and fired low into the net.

After King made a fine save from Jon Parkin, he could do nothing to keep out Guthrie who nodded in Elliott Frear's cross against his former club.

Forest Green are now a point behind new National League leaders Cheltenham, who thrashed Guiseley 5-0 at Whaddon Road.

It is the first time Rovers have been off the top spot since the opening day of the season.

Welling remain 18th in the table, seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Forest Green Rovers manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"The first half we were dominant but we didn't create enough chances and we made poor decisions in the final third. When they scored it woke us up a little bit, so I'm pleased with the character we showed being 1-0 down with ten minutes to go.

"People say we are on a bad run but we have won five of our last seven games and we've drawn this one. Welling always work their socks off so it's a good point away from home.

"If someone said to me we'd go to Welling in mid-November top of the League and in the FA Cup second round I'd have snapped your hand off."



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 21King
  • 23Williams
  • 19Lokko
  • 32Vidal
  • 3Jefford
  • 6Chambers
  • 8Lee
  • 11Wellard
  • 22HarrisSubstituted forKabbaat 83'minutes
  • 34BakareSubstituted forOsborneat 83'minutes
  • 7PorterSubstituted forAdeyinkaat 64'minutes


  • 1McEntegart
  • 5Osborne
  • 9Kabba
  • 14Adeyinka
  • 18Taylor

Forest Green

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23Maxted
  • 6Bennett
  • 5Jones
  • 19Sinclair
  • 3Jennings
  • 4Clough
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 24Carter
  • 9Marsh-BrownSubstituted forGuthrieat 55'minutes
  • 20Parkin
  • 11Frear


  • 1Arnold
  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 17Guthrie
  • 18Bender
John Brooks

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Darren Jones (Forest Green Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Tashan Adeyinka (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Harry Lee (Welling United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Ricky Wellard (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Wellard (Welling United).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Harry Osborne replaces Michael Bakare.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Sahr Kabba replaces Reece Harris.

  16. Goal!

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

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  20. Post update

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