Marcus Kelly scored twice as Forest Green extended their unbeaten home league run with a win over Aldershot.

Kelly gave the hosts the lead after 12 minutes, firing in from the edge of the area following a set-piece move.

Aldershot drew level before the break when Jordan Roberts headed home Chris Barker's corner but Rovers regained the lead when James Norwood set up Kelly for a cool finish in the penalty area.

Norwood then slotted home in the last minute to secure all three points.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green boss Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Adrian Pennock: Forest Green boss on win over Aldershot

"It was just a very pleasing performance all round and obviously the result was massive.

"I don't want wholesale changes because the changing room's very, very good - if we can get one or two new faces in, that'll be great - but if not we'll have to see until the end of the season.

"I was pleased with James Norwood - he works his socks off - I thought his role today was first class."

Aldershot boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Andy Scott: Aldershot manager after Forest Green Rovers

"We lost because we weren't good enough, pure and simple. We let them dominate the game and there wasn't the real desire in the box to get on the end of crosses.

"The two young lads unfortunately got dominated by their front two and that's the difference at this level.

"It was too easy at times for them and we started chasing the game for no reason. Every time we attacked we looked like we were going to concede. It's disappointing because that's not us and we need to pick up our away form."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 16 Racine Booked
  • 02 Hodgkiss (Oshodi - 46' )
  • 06 Bennett
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 04 Bangura (Forbes - 92' )
  • 24 Kelly
  • 23 Barry
  • 07 Norwood
  • 09 Wright
  • 14 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 15 Oshodi
  • 18 Barnes-Homer
  • 28 McHugh
  • 29 Alabi
  • 11 Forbes

Aldershot Town

  • 27 Henly
  • 15 Barker
  • 06 Webster (Paterson - 81' )
  • 02 Oastler (Goodman - 67' )
  • 14 Roberts
  • 07 Mekki (Young - 71' )
  • 22 Gibbs
  • 04 Stanley
  • 12 Oyeleke
  • 09 Williams Booked
  • 29 O'Brien

Substitutes

  • 21 Williams
  • 05 Goodman
  • 10 Paterson
  • 08 Rowlands
  • 24 Young
Ref: Darren England
Att: 1,676

Match Stats

Shots

17 9

On target

5 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

6 12

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Aldershot Town 1.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Aldershot Town 1.

90:00 +3:02

Foul by Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town).

90:00 +3:02

Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:57

Corner, Aldershot Town.

90:00 +1:46

Attempt saved. Aiden O'Brien (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

90:00 +1:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieran Forbes replaces Al Bangura because of an injury.

90:00 +1:11

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

90:00 +1:11

Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

89:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Aldershot Town 1. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Russell.

88:50

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

87:32

Attempt saved. Matthew Paterson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jordan Roberts with a cross.

84:35

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

81:36

Corner, Aldershot Town.

80:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Adam Webster because of an injury.

76:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Aldershot Town 1. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Norwood.

75:49

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

73:03

Foul by Chris Barker (Aldershot Town).

73:03

Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

70:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Lewis Young replaces Adam Mekki.

70:53

Foul by Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town).

70:53

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

68:22

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

67:42

Attempt saved. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

66:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jake Goodman replaces Joe Oastler.

65:33

Attempt saved. Aiden O'Brien (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

63:48

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

63:36

Attempt blocked. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

59:08

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

58:25

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

55:29 Booking

Booking Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:26

Hand ball by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

53:27

Foul by Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).

53:27

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

53:12

Corner, Aldershot Town.

52:21

Attempt saved. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.

50:40

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

49:55

Foul by Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town).

49:55

Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

48:54

Attempt blocked. Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:26

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

48:26

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

46:17

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Eddie Oshodi replaces Jared Hodgkiss.

45:00

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 1.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 1.

45:00 +0:42

Corner, Aldershot Town.

44:34

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

41:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 1. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Barker.

41:07

Corner, Aldershot Town.

39:02

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

38:36

Foul by Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers).

38:36

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

38:13

Attempt missed. Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

37:59

Attempt blocked. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Barker with a cross.

36:48

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

36:48

Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

35:42

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Aldershot Town).

35:42

Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

31:28

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Barry.

30:59

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

30:08 Booking

Booking Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30:01

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

30:01

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

28:24

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

28:24

Adam Webster (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

27:05

Attempt missed. Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

26:33

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

25:14

Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

25:14

Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

22:46

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

22:20

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

22:10

Attempt blocked. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

21:17

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Al Bangura tries a through ball, but Al Bangura is caught offside.

20:32

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

20:32

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

19:29

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

18:50

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

17:03

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

16:41

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

13:30

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

13:20

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

12:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 0. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

11:24

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

10:00

Foul by Chris Barker (Aldershot Town).

10:00

Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

8:50

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

8:19

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

8:19

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

7:19

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Aldershot Town).

7:19

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

6:17

Attempt missed. Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Stanley with a cross.

5:43

Corner, Aldershot Town.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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