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Forest Green Rovers 3-1 Torquay United

Keanu Marsh-Brown
Keanu Marsh-Brown's goal to make it 3-1 was his second goal in three games

Forest Green Rovers scored two late goals as they fought back to beat Torquay and move to within four points of National League leaders Cheltenham.

Aman Verma met a Dan Butler cross to side-foot the Gulls ahead.

Ben Gerring then gifted Rovers the equaliser, bundling into his own net from a Keanu Marsh-Brown free-kick.

Durell Berry's handball allowed Darren Carter to put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot and Marsh-Brown's swerving 25-yard effort made it 3-1.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"People have got to realise - I've said it millions of times - that there are no easy games and Torquay are a difficult team to play against, obviously we found that out on Boxing Day.

"But the togetherness at this club is fantastic and I don't think we would have got that win when I first got here - to go 1-0 down, we didn't panic, obviously the substitutions helped as they gave us a lot of life.

"Maybe the last half an hour was great, no disrespect to the starting 11, but sometimes that happens and we've won 3-1 and now we can watch other results."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 19Sinclair
  • 3Jennings
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 24Carter
  • 16Racine
  • 11Frear
  • 26WilliamsSubstituted forGuthrieat 59'minutes
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 10Kelly
  • 17Guthrie
  • 23Maxted

Torquay

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 29Berry
  • 18Smith
  • 6GeohaghonSubstituted forMurombedziat 86'minutes
  • 24Nicholson
  • 22Gerring
  • 5MacDonald
  • 3Butler
  • 25Verma
  • 28Wright
  • 10Marsh

Substitutes

  • 11Murombedzi
  • 19Chaney
  • 23Hancox
  • 31Corderoy
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
1,907

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Torquay United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Torquay United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Torquay United 1. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Durrell Berry (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Jennings tries a through ball, but James Jennings is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United).

  9. Post update

    Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Shepherd Murombedzi replaces Exodus Geohaghon.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Torquay United 1. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Durrell Berry (Torquay United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

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