Forest Green continued their unbeaten start to the season, but could only manage a draw at winless Welling.

The hosts took the lead when Zachary Fagan forced the ball in after a Malachi Hudson cross.

Striker James Norwood levelled in first-half stoppage time when he headed past home keeper Jamie Turner.

Turner kept out another Norwood effort after the break and midfielder Sam Wedgbury also went close to sealing all three points for the visitors.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock on 1-1 draw at Welling

"I thought James Norwood did very well today, he was really bright and it was a very good goal. I'm not pleased with the goal we conceded, it was just basic stuff.

"There was not much quality today and that was a problem, but it is another point to the total.

"We're unbeaten and it's a nice position to be in, but we've got a big game ahead against Wrexham at home."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Welling United

  • 13 Turner
  • 06 Bush
  • 14 Jefford
  • 05 Fagan
  • 08 Beautyman
  • 02 Fazackerley
  • 04 Gallagher Booked
  • 10 St Aimie
  • 27 Day Booked
  • 16 Nouble (Corne - 74' )
  • 24 Hudson (Marsh - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Butcher
  • 11 Marsh
  • 18 Gorman
  • 20 Corne
  • 23 Williams

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 03 Stokes
  • 26 Coles
  • 12 Kamdjo
  • 05 Oliver
  • 10 Kelly (Frear - 81' )
  • 08 Wedgbury Booked
  • 02 Pipe
  • 11 Hughes (Rodgers - 72' )
  • 20 Parkin
  • 07 Norwood (Guthrie - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Oshodi
  • 17 Guthrie
  • 18 Frear
  • 19 Sinclair
  • 25 Rodgers
Ref: Stephen Ross

Match Stats

Shots

6 13

On target

3 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

+3:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

90:00 +2:21

Attempt missed. Jamie Day (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +1:31

Attempt missed. Zac Fagan (Welling United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Day with a cross.

90:00 +1:02

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers).

90:00 +1:02

Jake Gallagher (Welling United) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces James Norwood.

85:42

Attempt saved. Luke Rodgers (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by James Norwood.

85:15

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

82:37

Attempt blocked. Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear replaces Marcus Kelly.

79:13

Foul by Chris Bush (Welling United).

79:13

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

76:22

Foul by Luke Rodgers (Forest Green Rovers).

76:22

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

74:56

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

74:56

Chris Bush (Welling United) wins a free kick.

74:30

Foul by Kieron St Aimie (Welling United).

74:30

Daniel Coles (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

73:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Welling United. Sam Corne replaces Jon Nouble.

72:52

Attempt missed. Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

72:09

Foul by Ben Jefford (Welling United).

72:09

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

71:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers replaces Lee Hughes.

68:17

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

68:17

Jamie Day (Welling United) wins a free kick.

67:33

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

64:00

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

64:00

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

63:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Welling United. Tyrone Marsh replaces Malachi Hudson.

60:52

Attempt missed. Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

54:20

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

54:20

Jake Gallagher (Welling United) wins a free kick.

52:50

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

51:19

Foul by Jon Nouble (Welling United).

51:19

Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

48:44

Foul by Zac Fagan (Welling United).

48:44

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

47:45

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

45:00 +0:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

42:18

Attempt saved. Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

41:34

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

41:34

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

39:32 Booking

Booking Jake Gallagher (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

39:28

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Welling United).

39:28

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

38:42 Booking

Booking Jamie Day (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38:34

Foul by Jamie Day (Welling United).

38:34

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

37:06

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

37:06

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

35:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0. Zac Fagan (Welling United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Malachi Hudson with a cross.

34:11

Corner, Welling United.

26:10

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers).

26:10

Harry Beautyman (Welling United) wins a free kick.

25:14

Foul by Ben Jefford (Welling United).

25:14

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

23:19

Attempt missed. Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

23:00

Attempt blocked. Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:40

Attempt saved. Chris Bush (Welling United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jamie Day with a cross.

21:00

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

21:00

Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

16:41

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers).

16:41

Zac Fagan (Welling United) wins a free kick.

16:11

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

13:31

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

13:31

Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

12:26

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

11:47

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

10:58

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right from a direct free kick.

10:18

Foul by Loui Fazackerley (Welling United).

10:18

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

8:18 Booking

Booking Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

8:11

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

8:11

Jon Nouble (Welling United) wins a free kick.

7:23

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers).

7:23

Harry Beautyman (Welling United) wins a free kick.

6:24

Foul by Harry Beautyman (Welling United).

6:24

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

4:54

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

4:02

Attempt missed. Jon Nouble (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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