Forest Green Rovers thrashed 10-man Hyde on the opening day of the Conference Premier season.

Josh Brizell was sent off for the visitors after 19 minutes for a challenge on Al Bangura and Rovers dominated proceedings.

Goals from Danny Wright, James Norwood and two from debutant Marcus Kelly gave them a 4-0 lead at the break.

Taylor netted his second before Matthew Barnes-Homer made it 7-0 and Kelly completed his hat-trick.

Midfielder Kelly, who signed for Rovers after turning down a new deal at Tamworth, struck twice in five minutes before the half-hour mark - the first a powerful drive from 20 yards followed up with a low finish from inside the area.

Wright, also making his debut, slotted in a third after 33 minutes and Norwood headed a fourth before half time.

Taylor tapped in a fifth and newcomer Barnes-Homer's placed effort made it six, before Taylor headed his second.

Kelly completed his hat-trick with 15 minutes to spare with a close-range finish.

It was a nightmare debut for Hyde full-back Adam Blakeman, who completed a move to the Tigers prior to their opening game of the season.

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Forest Green manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Forest Green boss Hockaday

"I'm absolutely delighted to get three points and to get the goals we've got in the first game.

"We had a good variety of goals, we were getting the ball in a lot earlier, we were being clever and getting the ball down the sides and through the middle.

"There was a lot of quality today and that's a great start to the season, I don't think I've ever won a game on the first day of the season, so hopefully that's a good omen."

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Forest Green 8-0 Hyde FT
(HT 4-0)
  • Kelly 25
  • Kelly 29
  • Wright 33
  • Norwood 38
  • Taylor 60
  • Barnes-Homer 71
  • Taylor 72
  • Kelly 76

    Forest Green

    • 01 Russell
    • 02 Hodgkiss
    • 03 Stokes (Asafu-Adjaye 74)
    • 06 Bennett
    • 27 Pilkington
    • 04 Bangura
    • 23 Barry
    • 24 Kelly
    • 07 Norwood (Klukowski 59)
    • 09 Wright (Barnes-Homer 67)
    • 14 Taylor

    Substitutes

    • 13 Bulman,
    • 12 Asafu-Adjaye,
    • 08 Klukowski,
    • 10 Vieira,
    • 18 Barnes-Homer

    Hyde

    • 01 Carnell
    • 02 Brizell red card
    • 04 Haining
    • 05 Ashworth
    • 21 Blakeman
    • 06 Tomsett yellow card
    • 07 Poole
    • 08 Brown (Fitzgerald 42)
    • 10 Collins
    • 15 Carlton (Spencer 52)
    • 18 Almond (Moses 63)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Thurston,
    • 17 Fitzgerald,
    • 11 Hughes,
    • 20 Moses,
    • 09 Spencer
    Ref: BromleyAtt: 1,158
    FOREST GREEN
    HYDE

    Possession

    • Forest Green 63%
    • Hyde 37%

    Attempts on target

    • Forest Green 19
    • Hyde 2

    Attempts off target

    • Forest Green 4
    • Hyde 1

    Corners

    • Forest Green 11
    • Hyde 2

    Fouls

    • Forest Green 7
    • Hyde 5
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:00 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+2:25 Unfair challenge on Matt Taylor by Andy Fitzgerald results in a free kick. Ed Asafu-Adjaye restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:47 Matt Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on David Poole. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:19 Corner taken by Marcus Kelly.
    • 87:53 The assistant referee signals for offside against Yan Klukowski. David Carnell takes the free kick.
    • 87:36 Dale Bennett takes a shot. David Carnell parries the effort to safety.
    • 87:17 Short corner taken by Marcus Kelly from the right by-line.
    • 79:26 Ed Asafu-Adjaye takes a shot. Will Haining gets a block in.
    • 78:59 Booking
    • 78:50 Marcus Kelly fouled by Liam Tomsett, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Tomsett goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by George Pilkington.
    • 77:54 Jared Hodgkiss is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Carnell.
    • 75:50 Assist by Matthew Barnes-Homer.
    • 75:50 GOAL - Marcus KellyForest Green 8 - 0 Hyde Marcus Kelly scores with their left foot. Forest Green 8-0 Hyde.
    • 73:24 Will Haining manages to make a clearance.
    • 73:24 Substitution Ed Asafu-Adjaye is brought on as a substitute for Chris Stokes.
    • 73:24 Corner taken by Marcus Kelly.
    • 71:22 The assist for the goal came from Jared Hodgkiss.
    • 71:22 GOAL - Matt TaylorForest Green 7 - 0 Hyde Matt Taylor grabs a goal with a headed effort. Forest Green 7-0 Hyde.
    • 70:08 The assist for the goal came from Matt Taylor.
    • 70:08 GOAL - Matthew Barnes-HomerForest Green 6 - 0 Hyde Matthew Barnes-Homer scores with their right foot. Forest Green 6-0 Hyde.
    • 68:12 The referee blows for offside against Jared Hodgkiss. Free kick taken by David Carnell.
    • 66:08 Substitution Matthew Barnes-Homer on for Danny Wright.
    • 63:57 Header by Danny Wright goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 61:58 Substitution Tunji Moses on for Louis Almond.
    • 61:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Tomsett on Chris Stokes. Free kick taken by George Pilkington.
    • 59:37 GOAL - Matt TaylorForest Green 5 - 0 Hyde Matt Taylor scores a right footed goal. Forest Green 5-0 Hyde.
    • 59:11 Yan Klukowski takes a shot. David Carnell parries the ball away.
    • 58:15 Substitution (Forest Green) makes a substitution, with Yan Klukowski coming on for James Norwood.
    • 57:39 Danny Wright challenges Liam Tomsett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Tomsett takes the free kick.
    • 56:49 Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Blakeman. Clearance by Dale Bennett.
    • 56:05 James Norwood takes a shot.
    • 54:55 Al Bangura takes a shot. David Carnell catches the ball.
    • 50:50 Dale Bennett takes a shot. David Carnell dives and deflects the ball away.Corner from the left by-line taken by Anthony Barry. David Carnell safely holds on.
    • 50:50 Substitution Scott Spencer replaces Danny Carlton.
    • 50:50 Danny Wright takes a shot. Luke Ashworth gets a block in. Corner taken by Marcus Kelly.
    • 49:21 Marcus Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Collins. Adam Blakeman crosses the ball in from the free kick. Sam Russell catches the ball.
    • 48:42 The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Stokes. Free kick taken by David Carnell.
    • 46:51 Danny Wright takes a shot. David Carnell catches the ball.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:20 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+2:50 The offside flag is raised against Danny Wright. David Carnell takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+1:27 Shot by Matt Taylor missed to the right of the net.
    • 44:07 The official flags Matt Taylor offside. David Carnell takes the free kick.
    • 43:39 Jared Hodgkiss takes a shot. David Carnell parries the effort to safety.
    • 42:23 George Pilkington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Carlton. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 41:42 Anthony Barry takes a short corner.
    • 41:11 Substitution Alex Brown goes off and Andy Fitzgerald comes on.
    • 37:44 Chris Stokes provided the assist for the goal.
    • 37:44 GOAL - James NorwoodForest Green 4 - 0 Hyde James Norwood scores a headed goal. Forest Green 4-0 Hyde.
    • 37:18 Corner taken by Anthony Barry.
    • 36:54 Corner taken short by Anthony Barry.
    • 36:17 Anthony Barry decides to take the corner short.
    • 32:15 The assist for the goal came from Marcus Kelly.
    • 32:15 GOAL - Danny WrightForest Green 3 - 0 Hyde Danny Wright scores a left footed goal. Forest Green 3-0 Hyde.
    • 31:14 Handball by James Norwood. David Carnell takes the free kick.
    • 29:14 James Norwood takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Ashworth.
    • 28:15 The assist for the goal came from Jared Hodgkiss.
    • 28:15 GOAL - Marcus KellyForest Green 2 - 0 Hyde Marcus Kelly grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Forest Green 2-0 Hyde.
    • 26:47 Will Haining is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Shot comes in from James Norwood from the free kick. David Carnell catches the ball.
    • 26:32 Danny Wright takes a shot. David Carnell gets a block in.
    • 24:54 Assist by Chris Stokes.
    • 24:54 GOAL - Marcus KellyForest Green 1 - 0 Hyde Marcus Kelly slots the ball right footed into the goal. Forest Green 1-0 Hyde.
    • 24:13 Danny Carlton takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
    • 23:16 Danny Carlton takes a shot. Dale Bennett gets a block in.
    • 22:55 Short corner taken by Tom Collins from the left by-line.
    • 20:53 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Carnell.
    • 18:26 Sent off
    • 18:14 Unfair challenge on Al Bangura by Josh Brizell results in a free kick. Red card for Josh Brizell. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 16:52 Al Bangura concedes a free kick for a foul on David Poole. Adam Blakeman restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:42 Corner taken by Anthony Barry. Alex Brown manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Taylor by Adam Blakeman. Free kick taken by Marcus Kelly.
    • 11:23 The referee blows for offside against Matt Taylor. Will Haining takes the free kick.
    • 6:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Haining by Danny Wright. Free kick taken by David Carnell.
    • 4:34 Jared Hodgkiss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louis Almond. Adam Blakeman takes the free kick.
    • 3:39 Shot by James Norwood went over the crossbar.
    • 2:39 Corner from the right by-line taken by Marcus Kelly. David Carnell gets a fist to the ball to punch .
    • 0:10 Tom Collins takes a shot. Sam Russell parries the effort to safety.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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