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Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Woking

Forest Green's slim hopes of automatic promotion from the National League were ended after a shock defeat by Woking.

Rovers took the lead early on when Kieffer Moore fired Sam Wedgbury's cross in from close range.

Danny Carr's penalty drew the visitors level after the break after midfielder Bruno Andrade had been fouled by David Pipe inside the box.

And Cameron Norman powered a shot past goalkeeper Steve Arnold in injury time to secure the win for Woking.

Rovers are second in the table, now nine points behind local rivals Cheltenham Town with two games to play, while Woking climbed to 14th place.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I'm extremely disappointed - we should have won the game by five or six.

"Especially in the first half, we should have been three or four-nil up - it's just being ruthless in front of goal.

"That's what let us down and then to concede two poor goals that just sums up the game, the game should have been dead and buried at half time in my opinion."

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"We rode our luck a little bit and I was very pleased to be one-nil down at half-time and there is no doubt about that.

"We shown a lot of character and I think we tried to play football the right way in the first half. I felt we bossed it in the second half and we were certainly the better side.

"It's nice to see one of the young lads Cameron Norman get the goal and we've been waiting a long time not only as a management team but also as supporters.

"They come up and come down to be here and everywhere to support us and I am so pleased for them."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 3Jennings
  • 16Racine
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 2PipeBooked at 68mins
  • 24CarterBooked at 64minsSubstituted forKellyat 86'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 4Clough
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes
  • 9Marsh-BrownSubstituted forJeffreyat 71'minutes
  • 14Moore

Substitutes

  • 7Jeffrey
  • 10Kelly
  • 25Eve
  • 26Williams
  • 27Jefford

Woking

  • 1Cole
  • 2Caprice
  • 5Saah
  • 4Ricketts
  • 3Arthur
  • 26Norman
  • 8Murtagh
  • 14RobinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 28Butcher
  • 15Andrade
  • 23CarrSubstituted forSoleat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Jones
  • 10Sole
  • 12Poku
  • 18Hamann
  • 24Abisogun
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,605

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Woking 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Woking 2.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

  4. Booking

    Matt Robinson (Woking) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Woking 2. Cameron Norman (Woking) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  7. Post update

    Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Anthony Jeffrey with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Norman (Woking).

  10. Post update

    Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Danny Carr.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Darren Carter.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

  14. Post update

    Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Norman (Woking).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham442811583295495
2Forest Green442511868412786
3Dover4423101174512379
4Grimsby432114878413777
5Braintree4421121150361475
6Eastleigh4321111163501374
7Tranmere4420121259441572
8Wrexham442091569511869
9Macclesfield441981759461365
10Gateshead441810165465-1164
11Lincoln City441613156662461
12Barrow441613156069-961
13Bromley44179186566-160
14Woking431510186562355
15Aldershot44158215069-1953
16Southport441313184760-1352
17Torquay441311204970-2150
18Chester441212206168-748
19Guiseley441016184366-2346
20Boreham Wood441014204049-944
21Halifax431110225381-2843
22Altrincham44914214370-2741
23Kidderminster44812244467-2336
24Welling44811253565-3035
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