Reece Styche's last-minute penalty ensured Forest Green Rovers snatched a draw against Gateshead in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Home keeper Sam Russell made good saves from Josh Gillies and Nathan Fisher to keep it goalless at half time.

But the Tynesiders took the lead when Fisher headed in Gillies's free-kick after Jamie Turley handballed.

When Ed Asafu-Adjaye was brought down by Carl Magnay in the box, Styche stayed calm to convert from 12 yards.

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Forest Green Rovers Manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

We wasted too many chances - Hockaday

"I'm really pleased we've come here and, for me, been the better footballing team.

"We've had some incredible chances; if you don't take your chances you don't win games. We've just gone on and on with the passing game. Overall, I suppose it's a fair result but a good performance.

"We've kept on going, great team spirit, good fitness levels, good possession.

"We've now got more belief, we're better athletes and footballers, and two late equalisers are the least we've deserved from both games."

Match Stats

Shots

10 5

On target

5 1

Corners

4 5

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:03 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +4:28

Reece Styche produces a curled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

90:00 +2:01

Free kick taken by Josh Gillies.

90:00 +2:01 Booking

Booking Jamie Collins receives a caution.

90:00 +1:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Collins on Phil Turnbull.

90:00 +0:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Reece Styche - Gateshead 1 - 1 Forest Grn Reece Styche scores a placed penalty. Gateshead 1-1 Forest Green.

89:50

Unfair challenge on Reece Styche by Carl Magnay results in a Penalty.

89:01

James Rowe takes the direct free kick.

89:01 Booking

Booking Carl Magnay is booked.

88:47

Carl Magnay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ed Asafu-Adjaye.

88:01 Substitution

Substitution Glenn Wilson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Bush.

87:35

Liam Hatch produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

83:54

Outswinging corner taken by James Rowe, save by Adam Bartlett.

81:47

Foul by Ed Asafu-Adjaye on Carl Magnay, free kick awarded. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

79:56

Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

79:56 Booking

Booking The referee shows Reece Styche a yellow card.

79:15

The referee gives a free kick against Reece Styche for handball.

75:24 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Donaldson replaces Nathan Fisher.

75:24 Substitution

Substitution Matty Taylor comes on in place of Alhassan Bangura.

70:22

Effort on goal by Liam Hatch from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

68:19 Substitution

Substitution Phil Marsh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Magno Vieira.

68:19

The ball is sent over by Ed Asafu-Adjaye, clearance by Chris Bush. A cross is delivered by Ed Asafu-Adjaye.

67:48

Micky Cummins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Rowe. Jamie Collins takes the free kick.

66:10

Unfair challenge on Josh Gillies by Jamie Collins results in a free kick. Chris Bush takes the free kick.

65:05

Micky Cummins crosses the ball, save made by Sam Russell.

64:17

Magno Vieira has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

62:58 Substitution

Substitution James Marwood on for Patrick Boyle.

62:10

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies from the left by-line, Liam Hatch has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

60:25

The ball is sent over by James Rowe, clearance made by James Curtis. Corner taken right-footed by James Rowe from the left by-line, clearance by Ben Clark. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Rowe, Carl Magnay manages to make a clearance.

59:19

Nathan Fisher produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

57:06

Reece Styche produces a cross, Adam Bartlett makes a save.

54:05

Phil Turnbull challenges James Rowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Rowe.

52:37

Assist on the goal came from Josh Gillies.

52:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Fisher - Gateshead 1 - 0 Forest Grn Nathan Fisher finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Gateshead 1-0 Forest Green.

51:32

The referee penalises Jamie Turley for handball. The ball is sent over by Josh Gillies,

49:23

Centre by Jamie Turley, clearance by James Curtis.

48:29

Effort from inside the area by Micky Cummins misses to the left of the target.

47:42

James Norwood delivers the ball, Adam Bartlett makes a save.

46:54

The referee blows for offside against Reece Styche. Phil Turnbull takes the indirect free kick.

46:28

James Norwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Magnay. Carl Magnay takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ben Wright goes off and James Norwood comes on.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:40

Shot by Patrick Boyle from 18 yards. Sam Russell makes a save.

43:52

Nathan Fisher takes a shot. Save made by Sam Russell.

42:52

Josh Gillies crosses the ball, save by Sam Russell.

40:06

Liam Hatch concedes a free kick for a foul on Eddie Oshodi. Direct free kick taken by Eddie Oshodi.

38:07

Nathan Fisher fouled by Jamie Turley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Josh Gillies, blocked by Jamie Collins.

37:44

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Gillies from the right by-line, Alhassan Bangura makes a clearance.

37:09

Josh Gillies has a drilled shot. Save made by Sam Russell.

34:47

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies, Aarron Racine makes a clearance.

33:50

Reece Styche is caught offside. James Curtis restarts play with the free kick.

33:09

The ball is delivered by Patrick Boyle, Aarron Racine manages to make a clearance.

31:59

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ed Asafu-Adjaye. Adam Bartlett takes the indirect free kick.

31:42

Unfair challenge on Alhassan Bangura by Micky Cummins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Eddie Oshodi.

28:10

Reece Styche is ruled offside. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

27:32

The ball is swung over by Chris Bush.

27:04

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

26:12

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright from the right by-line, clearance made by Chris Bush.

25:16

Unfair challenge on Reece Styche by Patrick Boyle results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Wright, Patrick Boyle makes a clearance.

22:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Reece Styche on Chris Bush. Free kick taken by Chris Bush.

22:02

Corner taken short by Josh Gillies, clearance by Jamie Turley.

21:12

Shot on goal by James Rowe from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

20:49

The ball is delivered by Magno Vieira, save by Adam Bartlett.

16:08

The ball is delivered by Josh Gillies, clearance by Eddie Oshodi.

15:05

The referee blows for offside. James Curtis takes the free kick.

13:41

James Rowe takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.

13:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Collins on Josh Gillies. Chris Bush restarts play with the free kick.

11:58

The ball is crossed by Jamie Turley, Adam Bartlett makes a comfortable save.

10:11

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright from the right by-line, James Curtis manages to make a clearance.

8:59

The ball is swung over by Ben Wright, save by Adam Bartlett.

7:15

Foul by Reece Styche on Ben Clark, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Bush.

5:23

The official flags Ben Wright offside. Carl Magnay takes the indirect free kick.

4:30

Ben Wright produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

3:10

Liam Hatch delivers the ball.

0:57

Reece Styche challenges James Curtis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Clark takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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