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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Darren Carter
Forest Green's Darren Carter joined Rovers from Northampton in September

Darren Carter rescued a point for Forest Green Rovers at Gloucestershire rivals Cheltenham Town in the National League's top of the table match.

Harry Pell put league leaders Cheltenham in front with a free-kick which went under the jumping wall.

Rovers were given a penalty after Rob Dickie fouled Kurtis Guthrie in the box, but Jon Parkin fired over the bar.

However Carter tapped in from close range to make sure the gap between the two sides remains just one point.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We can play better than that, but there's a spirit not to get beaten.

"Nobody is giving up and everybody is disappointed when you have drawn with a team that are second in the table behind you.

"Both teams have gone away with one point, so, credit to both teams because it was a battle."

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I'm just very pleased with the character we showed coming back, to miss that penalty, heads do go down, but I thought we played very well today."

"Cheltenham are very strong on set plays and I thought it was a sloppy free kick to give away and I will have to look and see what the wall's doing."

"We are on a very good run at the moment, and I'm pleased with the football we are playing and I am very pleased with the character of the lads and it was just a shame we didn't get the three points."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 24Dickie
  • 5Downes
  • 7Pell
  • 3McLennanBooked at 44mins
  • 6ParslowSubstituted forVaughanat 90+3'minutes
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forJenningsat 68'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 11Munns
  • 8Waters
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Vaughan
  • 29Jennings

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 19Sinclair
  • 3JenningsBooked at 34mins
  • 16Racine
  • 17GuthrieBooked at 90mins
  • 8WedgburyBooked at 67mins
  • 11Frear
  • 24CarterBooked at 51mins
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forO'Connorat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 7O'Connor
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 10Kelly
  • 23Maxted
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
5,449

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

  4. Booking

    Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lee Vaughan replaces Danny Parslow because of an injury.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron O'Connor replaces Jon Parkin.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

  16. Post update

    Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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