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Torquay United 4-3 Forest Green Rovers

Torquay shrugged off surrendering a three-goal lead to snatch a 4-3 victory over third-placed Forest Green in the National League.

After an uneventful first half, the hosts took the lead in the 55th minute when Nathan Blissett poked in Dan Sparkes' cross and they had a two-goal cushion 10 minutes later after David Fitzpatrick slid the ball home.

It appeared as if Torquay had wrapped up the three points on 69 minutes when Sean McGinty found the net with a header but they were stunned by three Forest Green goals in four minutes.

Substitute Christian Doidge's header gave the visitors a lifeline in the 73rd minute before Charlie Clough smashed home a second and Ethan Pinnock nodded in an equaliser.

All the momentum was with Forest Green but Ben Gerring's close-range header eight minutes from time gave Torquay a thrilling win.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Moore
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 7ChaneySubstituted forReidat 65'minutes
  • 9BlissettBooked at 65mins
  • 5GallifuocoSubstituted forRooneyat 57'minutes
  • 10Richards
  • 6Gerring
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forWardat 88'minutes
  • 25Fitzpatrick
  • 15McGinty
  • 12Verma

Substitutes

  • 14Williams
  • 17Rooney
  • 18Reid
  • 19Ward
  • 26Robba

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 4TraoreSubstituted forDoidgeat 58'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 14Moore
  • 15Noble
  • 5Clough
  • 16PinnockBooked at 87mins
  • 6BennettBooked at 87mins
  • 17WishartSubstituted forFrearat 62'minutes
  • 20CooperSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 71'minutes
  • 19Sinclair
  • 18MullingsBooked at 26mins

Substitutes

  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 9Doidge
  • 11Frear
  • 12Carter
  • 26Robert
Referee:
Sam Allison
Attendance:
2,540

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 4, Forest Green Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 4, Forest Green Rovers 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Joe Ward replaces Dan Sparkes.

Booking

Ethan Pinnock (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 4, Forest Green Rovers 3. Ben Gerring (Torquay United).

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 3, Forest Green Rovers 3. Ethan Pinnock (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 3, Forest Green Rovers 2. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 3, Forest Green Rovers 1. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Charlie Cooper.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 3, Forest Green Rovers 0. Sean McGinty (Torquay United).

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Forest Green Rovers 0. David Fitzpatrick (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Reid replaces Sam Chaney.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear replaces Daniel Wishart.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Christian Doidge replaces Drissa Traoré.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Paul Rooney replaces Giancarlo Gallifuoco.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0. Nathan Blissett (Torquay United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Booking

Shamir Mullings (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
1Tranmere26165536181853
2Lincoln City25164552252752
3Forest Green25146546262048
4Barrow241210240202046
5Dag & Red2614484031946
6Dover25143851381345
7Chester26109742301239
8Aldershot2611693226639
9Bromley26115103434038
10Macclesfield2411493224837
11Boreham Wood2510782722537
12Gateshead2699839281136
13Eastleigh249873731635
14Sutton United2595112834-632
15Wrexham2688102232-1032
16Solihull Moors2586113543-830
17Torquay2585122532-729
18Braintree2576122943-1427
19Maidstone United2675142947-1826
20Woking2566133648-1224
21Southport2566132952-2324
22Guiseley2657142941-1222
23York2649132343-2021
24North Ferriby United2663171338-2521
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