In-form Forest Green Rovers dented Salisbury's hopes of a play-off place with an emphatic victory.

Aarran Racine put the home team ahead with a well-taken finish into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

Jared Hodgkiss drilled a shot into the top corner from just outside the penalty area before half-time.

Lee Hughes added a third by converting Matt Taylor's cross, and substitute Yan Klukowski nodded home another Taylor cross in injury time to seal victory.

Forest Green manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Forest Green's Pennock

"That was a big one. They're a good team - they're above us and they've been playing really well.

"I was impressed by us. The work-rate has been spot on.

"I made a couple of changes from Saturday to get some fresh legs in and I thought we scored some really good goals."

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

Post-match: Salisbury boss Mikey Harris

"I'd like to apologise to the fans that came here tonight.

"I'm sure, like me, they came here with high hopes following a great result against Luton.

"But we didn't follow that up. I've said all season that a win on a Saturday is great, but you have to follow it up on the Tuesday.

"We've let the next game pass us by and we've missed out on a fantastic opportunity."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 05 Turley
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 16 Racine
  • 23 Barry (Green - 78' )
  • 04 Bangura
  • 24 Kelly
  • 07 Norwood (Klukowski - 64' )
  • 14 Taylor
  • 29 Hughes Booked (Rodgers - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Klukowski
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21 White
  • 26 Rodgers
  • 22 Green

Salisbury City

  • 01 Puddy
  • 23 MacDonald Booked
  • 30 Amankwaah
  • 05 Clarke
  • 06 Wilson
  • 12 Kamdjo (Wellard - 51' )
  • 14 Sinclair
  • 11 Frear (Dutton - 80' )
  • 07 McPhee (White - 61' )
  • 20 Fitchett
  • 13 Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 08 Wellard
  • 09 White
  • 16 Dutton
  • 04 Brett
  • 25 Bittner
Ref: Justin Amey
Att: 918

Match Stats

Shots

15 6

On target

9 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

15 7

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 4, Salisbury City 0.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 4, Salisbury City 0.

90:00 +2:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 4, Salisbury City 0. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matty Taylor with a cross.

90:00 +2:15

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City).

90:00 +2:15

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

90:00 +0:16

Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

89:54

Attempt blocked. Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:56

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

88:56

Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

88:14

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

86:26

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

85:52

Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

85:52

Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

85:29

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

83:18

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers tries a through ball, but Luke Rodgers is caught offside.

81:15

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

81:15

Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

80:41

Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).

80:41

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

80:05

Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

80:05

Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

79:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Brian Dutton replaces Elliott Frear.

77:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Paul Green replaces Anthony Barry.

76:12

Offside, Salisbury City. Stuart Sinclair tries a through ball, but Stuart Sinclair is caught offside.

72:07

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

71:20

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).

71:20

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

70:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers replaces Lee Hughes.

69:18

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

65:14

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

63:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Yan Klukowski replaces James Norwood.

63:27

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

63:27

Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

60:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Jamie White replaces Chris McPhee.

60:16

Attempt missed. Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

60:10

Corner, Salisbury City.

55:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Salisbury City 0. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matty Taylor with a cross.

51:54 Booking

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

51:49

Hand ball by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

51:28

Foul by Chris McPhee (Salisbury City).

51:28

Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

50:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Clovis Kamdjo.

50:22

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

50:22

Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

49:37

Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

49:37

Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

46:54

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

46:54

Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 2, Salisbury City 0.

45:00 +2:42 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Salisbury City 0.

45:00 +1:50

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

45:00 +1:50

Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

45:00 +1:06 Booking

Booking Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

44:28

Corner, Salisbury City.

41:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Salisbury City 0. Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

39:59

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

39:47

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

39:30

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Jamie Turley.

38:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Salisbury City 0. Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Norwood with a headed pass.

37:34

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

37:34

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

37:02

Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.

34:44

Attempt saved. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

32:33

Offside, Salisbury City. Chris McPhee tries a through ball, but Chris McPhee is caught offside.

31:07

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

30:19

Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

30:19

Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

27:08

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

27:08

Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

26:28

Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Rob Sinclair with a cross.

25:41

Foul by Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers).

25:41

Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

25:06

Corner, Salisbury City.

24:06

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

21:24

Offside, Salisbury City. Dan Fitchett tries a through ball, but Dan Fitchett is caught offside.

21:12

Corner, Salisbury City.

20:44

Attempt saved. Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved.

19:44

Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

19:44

Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

18:59

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

18:59

Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

18:32

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

16:47

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

16:36

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

16:09

Attempt saved. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

15:04

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City).

15:04

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

13:37

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

13:37

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

5:26

Attempt saved. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

4:31

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jared Hodgkiss with a cross.

2:59

Corner, Salisbury City.

2:20

Corner, Salisbury City.

1:56

Corner, Salisbury City.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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