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Forest Green 1-2 Torquay

Matthew Green netted three minutes into stoppage-time to give Torquay victory.

Rovers went ahead four minutes into first-half stoppage time when Jonathan Smith fired into the top corner.

After the break Elliot Benyon levelled when he smashed in from 20 yards and Torquay were then given a let-off when Adriano Rigoglioso missed a penalty.

And in stoppage time, Green fired home from 20 yards after being teed up by D'Sane to complete their comeback and take all three points.


Forest Green: Robinson, Lawless, Jones, Preece, McDonald, Stonehouse, Afful, Smith, Rigoglioso, Mohamed (Platt 70), Mangan (Symonds 56).
Subs Not Used: Burton, Molyneux, Simpson.

Goals: Smith 45.

Torquay: Poke (Green 16), Mansell, Woods, Todd (Nicholson 39), Hodges, DSane, Wroe, Hargreaves, Carayol, Thompson (Benyon 58), Sills.
Subs Not Used: Stevens, Adams.

Booked: Hargreaves.

Goals: Benyon 69, Green 90.

Att: 1,022

Ref: Paul Tierney (Wigan).


Forest Green boss Jim Harvey told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Considering we're in the middle of a bad run - which is obvious - with injuries and suspensions and we're struggling to get a team out, I thought the boys were absolutely first class."

"It was a tightly fought game, if the penalty goes in, then the game's over at 2-1 - it was a poor miss from Celi [Adriano Rigoglioso], and we got sucker punched in the last minute."


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BBC Non-League Show
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