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Welling United 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Welling

  • 13Turner
  • 6Bush
  • 14Jefford
  • 5Fagan
  • 8Beautyman
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 4GallagherBooked at 40mins
  • 10St Aimie
  • 27DayBooked at 39mins
  • 16NoubleSubstituted forCorneat 74'minutes
  • 24HudsonSubstituted forMarshat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Butcher
  • 11Marsh
  • 18Gorman
  • 20Corne
  • 23Williams

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 3Stokes
  • 26Coles
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 5Oliver
  • 10KellySubstituted forFrearat 81'minutes
  • 8WedgburyBooked at 9mins
  • 2Pipe
  • 11HughesSubstituted forRodgersat 72'minutes
  • 20Parkin
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forGuthrieat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

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

Full Time

Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Attempt missed. Jamie Day (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Zac Fagan (Welling United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Day with a cross.
Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers).
Jake Gallagher (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces James Norwood.
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.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt blocked. Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear replaces Marcus Kelly.
Foul by Chris Bush (Welling United).
Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Luke Rodgers (Forest Green Rovers).
Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).
Chris Bush (Welling United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Kieron St Aimie (Welling United).
Daniel Coles (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

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

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