Ebbsfleet United 1-1 Forest Green

Reece Styche netted his fourth goal of the season to secure a point for Forest Green against Ebbsfleet.

The home side took a first half lead when Joe Howe crossed for Ricky Shakes to head in from six yards.

Shakes almost added a second with an effort from 25 yards as the newly promoted side pressed for a second.

The visitors grabbed the equaliser late on when Keiron Forbes found Styche, whose strike denied Rovers their first win of the season.

LINE-UPS

Ebbsfleet United: Edwards, Howe, Simpemba, Easton, Herd, West (Stone 57), Marwa, Fakinos (Shakes 30), Enver-Marum, Phipp (Stavrinou 73), Willock. Subs Not Used: Welch, Ginty.

Booked: Marwa, Herd, Enver-Marum.

Goals: Shakes 35.

Forest Green: Bulman, Hodgkiss, Turley, Graham, Stokes, Klukowski (McDonald 62), Forbes, Allen, Rowe, Styche (Turk 89), Griffin (Matthews 84). Subs Not Used: Bittner, Imudia.

Booked: Stokes.

Goals: Styche 71.

Att: 889

Ref: Warren Atkin (West Sussex).

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