Welling recovered from wasting a two-goal lead to earn a crushing win over Forest Green Rovers.

United led when Doug Bergqvist fired home from close range and Loick Pires prodded in a second.

Anthony Barry's 20-yard shot and a Yan Klukowski penalty made it 2-2, but Rovers' Dale Bennett was sent off for felling Lee Clarke and Ross Lafayette scored the resulting spot-kick.

And a drilled Clarke shot and Alex Dyer's strike sealed victory.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Forest Green's Hockaday

"It wasn't a bad day at the office. I can't ask any more from my players.

"We've dominated and had loads of chances but their keeper has been outstanding.

"It's the third penalty against us on the trot and I have to question it.

"I don't think it was a penalty and it certainly wasn't a red card. It just killed us."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Welling

  • 18 Butcher
  • 03 Obersteller
  • 05 Franks
  • 06 Berqvrst (Pires - 17' )
  • 02 Fazakerley
  • 04 Jalladeher
  • 08 Clarke
  • 15 Dyer
  • 33 Healy
  • 09 Guthrie (Webb - 90' )
  • 10 Lafayette (Hughes-Mason - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Turner
  • 19 Obersteller
  • 17 Webb
  • 07 Hughes-Mason
  • 11 Pires

Forest Green

  • 01 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss Booked
  • 05 Turley
  • 06 Bennett Dismissed
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 04 Bangura
  • 23 Barry
  • 24 Kelly (Klukowski - 31' )
  • 07 Norwood
  • 09 Wright (Mangan - 73' )
  • 18 Barnes-Homer

Substitutes

  • 16 Racine
  • 08 Klukowski (Racine - 69' )
  • 10 Vieira
  • 14 Taylor
  • 30 Mangan
Ref: Swabey
Att: 452

Match Stats

Shots

12 13

On target

8 8

Corners

4 5

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:48 Full time

Full Time The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

90:00 +5:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jared Hodgkiss by Loui Fazakerley. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:50

Callum Webb takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sam Russell catches the ball.

90:00 +3:21

Al Bangura challenges Loick Pires unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Dyer takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:17

Free kick taken by Jack Obersteller.

90:00 +0:17 Substitution

Substitution (Welling) makes a substitution, with Callum Webb coming on for Kurtis Guthrie.

90:00 +0:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Dyer by Aarran Racine.

89:14

Andy Mangan concedes a free kick for a foul on Loui Fazakerley. Fraser Franks takes the free kick.

88:32

The ball is swung over by Loui Fazakerley. Sam Russell catches the ball.

86:27 Substitution

Substitution Ross Lafayette leaves the field to be replaced by Kiernan Hughes-Mason.

86:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eddie Oshodi by Loick Pires. Anthony Barry restarts play with the free kick.

85:44

James Norwood takes a shot. Lee Butcher safely holds on.

84:38

Fraser Franks gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Mangan. Anthony Barry restarts play with the free kick.

83:55

Shot by Jared Hodgkiss. Lee Butcher safely holds on.

83:32

Corner taken by Anthony Barry.

81:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Barry. Header by Eddie Oshodi misses left.

81:42

Loui Fazakerley delivers the ball. Sam Russell catches the ball.

81:05

The ball is delivered by James Norwood. Lee Butcher safely holds on.

79:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Dyer - Welling 5 - 2 Forest Grn Alex Dyer scores with a left foot finish. Welling 5-2 Forest Green.

79:00

Corner taken by Anthony Barry.

77:21

Matthew Barnes-Homer takes a shot. Lee Butcher parries the effort to safety.

75:46

Shot by Kurtis Guthrie cleared the net.

75:15

Foul by Jack Obersteller on Eddie Oshodi, free kick awarded. Anthony Barry takes the free kick.

73:29

Loick Pires takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

72:32 Substitution

Substitution Danny Wright leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Mangan.

68:59 Substitution

Substitution Yan Klukowski leaves the field to be replaced by Aarran Racine.

68:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Clarke - Welling 4 - 2 Forest Grn Lee Clarke scores with a right foot finish. Welling 4-2 Forest Green.

67:50

Unfair challenge on James Norwood by Joe Healy results in a free kick. Anthony Barry takes the free kick.

67:30

Corner taken by Jack Obersteller from the right by-line.

65:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Lafayette - Welling 3 - 2 Forest Grn Placed penalty scored by Ross Lafayette. Welling 3-2 Forest Green.

64:31 Dismissal

Dismissal

64:08

Foul by Dale Bennett on Lee Clarke, Penalty awarded. Dale Bennett is sent off by the referee for professional foul.

61:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Yan Klukowski - Welling 2 - 2 Forest Grn Yan Klukowski scores a placed penalty. Welling 2-2 Forest Green.

60:50

Jack Obersteller is penalised for handball and concedes a .

56:49

Jared Hodgkiss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Dyer. Jack Obersteller crosses the ball in from the free kick. Jamie Turley manages to make a clearance.

53:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Clarke on Sam Russell. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

52:43

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jack Obersteller.

51:58

Jamie Turley takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

49:37

Danny Wright sends in a cross. Lee Butcher catches the ball.

48:56

Matthew Barnes-Homer takes a shot. Lee Butcher safely holds on.

46:41

Foul by Jake Gallagher on Matthew Barnes-Homer, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Anthony Barry goes out of play.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:35 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:49

Assist on the goal came from Al Bangura.

45:00 +2:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Barry - Welling 2 - 1 Forest Grn Anthony Barry scores with their right foot. Welling 2-1 Forest Green.

45:00 +2:04 Booking

Booking

45:00 +1:39

Jared Hodgkiss concedes a free kick for a foul on Kurtis Guthrie. Caution for Jared Hodgkiss. Jack Obersteller crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance by Al Bangura.

45:00 +0:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Norwood on Loui Fazakerley. Lee Butcher restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fraser Franks on Danny Wright. Free kick crossed by Anthony Barry. Lee Butcher safely holds on.

43:52

Kurtis Guthrie fouled by Eddie Oshodi, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Obersteller crosses the ball in from the free kick. Sam Russell punches the ball. Ross Lafayette takes a weak shot and cleared the goal.

42:52

Danny Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Healy.

42:33

Dale Bennett produces a cross. Blocked by Fraser Franks.

41:29

Alex Dyer has an effort at goal. Sam Russell catches the ball.

39:33

Loui Fazakerley crosses the ball. Header by Loick Pires goes over the bar. Corner taken by Jack Obersteller.

37:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Wright by Loui Fazakerley. Anthony Barry restarts play with the free kick.

34:42

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie on Eddie Oshodi, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

34:00

The official flags Danny Wright offside. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

33:35

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie on Eddie Oshodi, free kick awarded. Anthony Barry restarts play with the free kick.

33:04

Yan Klukowski takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

30:06

Anthony Barry produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Jake Gallagher gets a block in.

30:06 Substitution

Substitution Yan Klukowski replaces Marcus Kelly.

30:06

Joe Healy challenges James Norwood unfairly and gives away a free kick.

27:05

Shot by Anthony Barry missed to the left of goal.

20:07

James Norwood challenges Kurtis Guthrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Butcher restarts play with the free kick.

18:34

Assist by Loui Fazakerley.

18:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Loick Pires - Welling 2 - 0 Forest Grn Loick Pires slots the ball right footed into the goal. Welling 2-0 Forest Green.

17:47

Loui Fazakerley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sam Russell parries the effort to safety.

16:10 Substitution

Substitution Loick Pires joins the action as a substitute, replacing Doug Bergqvist.

12:02

Lee Clarke has an effort at goal. Blocked by Anthony Barry.

10:39

Corner taken by Jack Obersteller.

10:26

Unfair challenge on Joe Healy by Dale Bennett results in a free kick. Alex Dyer takes the free kick.

9:43

Marcus Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Doug Bergqvist. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

8:37

Assist on the goal came from Jack Obersteller.

8:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Doug Bergqvist - Welling 1 - 0 Forest Grn Doug Bergqvist scores a right footed goal. Welling 1-0 Forest Green.

7:42

Alex Dyer fouled by Eddie Oshodi, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Jack Obersteller.

7:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Loui Fazakerley by Danny Wright. Free kick taken by Fraser Franks.

5:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Norwood on Joe Healy. Doug Bergqvist restarts play with the free kick.

4:26

James Norwood has an effort at goal. Lee Butcher catches the ball.

3:33

Danny Wright has an effort at goal. Lee Butcher blocks the ball. Corner taken by Anthony Barry.

2:15

Corner taken by Anthony Barry. Alex Dyer manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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