National League
Forest GreenForest Green Rovers2AltrinchamAltrincham0

Forest Green Rovers 2-0 Altrincham

Jon Parkin
Jon Parkin has scored eight goals in 19 league games this season

Jon Parkin's brace ensured Forest Green remained second in the National League after a feisty victory over Altrincham which saw three players sent off.

Parkin's struck the opener from a tight angle and the striker headed in a second to make it 2-0.

The home side's Dale Bennett was sent off before half-time after reacting angrily to a Simon Richman challenge.

However, Altrincham had Josh O'Keefe and Gianluca Havern sent off in the second half and Rovers held on to win.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Brilliant - very good performance, even though we went down to ten men it was good and the first half especially we were right on it.

"I've spoken to the referee (about the red card) and I'll deal with it internally - apparently Dale Bennett reacted from the kick and kicked back. He's apologised and so we just have to move on.

"There was some very good football being played in awful conditions, there were some very good individual performances and I was very pleased."

Line-ups

Forest Green

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Arnold
  • 6BennettBooked at 45mins
  • 16Racine
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 10Kelly
  • 4Clough
  • 9Marsh-BrownSubstituted forPipeat 46'minutes
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forWilliamsat 76'minutes
  • 17GuthrieBooked at 24minsSubstituted forO'Connorat 80'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 24Carter

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 7O'Connor
  • 19Sinclair
  • 23Maxted
  • 26Williams

Altrincham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 5HavernBooked at 83mins
  • 8RichmanBooked at 45mins
  • 3GriffinSubstituted forCleeat 70'minutes
  • 6Leather
  • 7Lawrie
  • 4Moult
  • 14O'KeefeBooked at 78mins
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forBowermanat 70'minutes
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forRankineat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Rankine
  • 11Clee
  • 12Heathcote
  • 18Bowerman
  • 23Williams
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
1,292

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Altrincham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Altrincham 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

  5. Post update

    Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  9. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Gianluca Havern (Altrincham) for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Gianluca Havern (Altrincham).

  11. Post update

    Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron O'Connor replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

  13. Dismissal

    Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham).

  15. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Brett Williams replaces Jon Parkin.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Lawrie (Altrincham).

  19. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

Top Stories