Torquay 3-3 Forest Green

24 February 2009 10:19
Forest Green striker Andrew Mangan scored a first-half hat-trick, but it was not enough to give his side victory at promotion-chasing Torquay.Matt Green gave Torquay the lead with a 20-yard strike into the top corner before Mangan pulled Rovers level from the spot after Lee Mansell handled.Mangan drilled his second in low before slotting in David Brown's pass.Chris Hargreaves made it 3-2 by heading in before Iyseden Christie's equaliser from Mustapha Carayol's cross.Torquay: Bevan, Mansell, Woods, Hodges, Nicholson, Carayol, Hargreaves, Wroe, Green (Stevens 84), Sills, Benyon (Christie 77).Subs Not Used: Robertson, Thompson, DSane.Booked: Benyon, Hodges.Goals: Green 18, Hargreaves 45, Christie 80.Forest Green: Burton, Hardiker, Preece, Ayres (Lloyd 23), Stonehouse, Lawless, Smith, Jones, McDonald (Platt 69), Mangan (Symonds 84), Brown.Subs Not Used: Robinson, Gill.Goals: Mangan 28 pen, 36, 42.Att: 1,554Ref: Steve Creighton (Berkshire).

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