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Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Gateshead

Forest Green claimed their first win of the new National League season and ended Gateshead's 100% start as a late Dale Bennett strike gave them a 1-0 victory at the New Lawn.

Mohamed Chemlal and Drissa Traore both had early chances as the hosts looked to get back to winning ways but neither was able to trouble Gateshead goalkeeper Sam Johnson by finding the target.

The Tynesiders went close through Wesley York's driven cross but that also zipped wide during a tense first half.

After the break it looked like both sides would continue to be frustrated, until Bennett's cross from the right bounced in off the far post in stoppage time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 3Jefford
  • 6Bennett
  • 4TraoreBooked at 23minsSubstituted forSinclairat 77'minutes
  • 21Racine
  • 16Pinnock
  • 25ChemlalSubstituted forCarterat 72'minutes
  • 7Marsh-BrownBooked at 83mins
  • 9Doidge
  • 20Tubbs
  • 26RobertSubstituted forMurphyat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 12Carter
  • 14Moore
  • 19Sinclair
  • 39Murphy

Gateshead

  • 1Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 8BrundleSubstituted forJohnsonat 57'minutes
  • 6Fyfield
  • 4Smith
  • 3Smith
  • 5HoganBooked at 90mins
  • 7YorkSubstituted forSweeneyat 67'minutes
  • 22Mafuta
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 17StycheSubstituted forBowmanat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Johnson
  • 10Jones
  • 13Hanford
  • 16Sweeney
  • 19Bowman
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,143

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Gateshead 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Liam Hogan (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Gateshead 0. Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Rob Sinclair replaces Drissa Traoré.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Darren Carter replaces Mohamed Chemlal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Antony Sweeney replaces Wes York.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Rhys Murphy replaces Fabien Robert.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Ryan Bowman replaces Reece Styche.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Danny Johnson replaces Mitch Brundle.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, Gateshead 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Gateshead 0.

Booking

Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tranmere33006159
2Boreham Wood32106247
3Solihull Moors32106337
4Lincoln City320110556
5Gateshead32016156
6Macclesfield32015236
7Dag & Red32015326
8Aldershot32013126
9York31203215
10Maidstone United31114314
11Sutton United31115504
12Eastleigh31114404
13Forest Green31112204
14Dover311134-14
15Wrexham311134-14
16Barrow311123-14
17Torquay311123-14
18Chester310246-23
19Southport310227-53
20Braintree302124-22
21Woking301247-31
22North Ferriby United301218-71
23Guiseley300337-40
24Bromley300304-40
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