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Salisbury City 1-4 Forest Green Rovers

James Norwood took his goal tally to nine for the season to help fire Forest Green to their first away win since August at Salisbury.

Dan Fitchett smashed home an equaliser after Norwood put the visitors ahead early.

Danny Wright's volley put Rovers back in front after the break and Yan Klukowski made it 3-1 from the penalty spot after Angus MacDonald's handball.

Norwood struck again late on with a 12-yard finish.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"I'm disappointed with the goals we've conceded.

Mikey Harris

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Post-match: Salisbury boss Mikey Harris

"Credit to Forest Green. They came and they took their chances and punished our mistakes.

"Goals change games - it was fairly even at half-time, I was confident we could go on and win.

"But we didn't manage to get back in to the game and as you can tell, I'm gutted."

Forest Green manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

Adrian Pennock

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Post-match: Forest Green's Pennock

"I can't accept that first half. I know it was 1-1 but a few things were said at half-time.

"Running around and rolling up your sleeves is a given for me.

"We were so lethargic I thought my nan was out there, to be honest with you.

"But they responded in the second half and it was a fantastic three points."

Line-ups

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 5J Clarke
  • 6Wilson
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 16DuttonSubstituted forMacDonaldat 70'minutes
  • 14Sinclair
  • 11Frear
  • 7McPheeSubstituted forWrightat 36'minutes
  • 20Fitchett
  • 10LewisSubstituted forWellardat 76'minutes
  • 9White

Substitutes

  • 3Hart
  • 25Bittner
  • 15Wright
  • 8Wellard
  • 23MacDonald

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 15Oshodi
  • 6Bennett
  • 22Green
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 8Klukowski
  • 4BanguraSubstituted forStycheat 90+3'minutes
  • 7NorwoodBooked at 42minsSubstituted forForbesat 90+3'minutes
  • 18Barnes-HomerBooked at 78minsSubstituted forTaylorat 90+5'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 14Taylor
  • 16Racine
  • 11Forbes
  • 19Styche
  • 28McHugh
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
725

Match Stats

Home TeamSalisburyAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Salisbury City 1, Forest Green Rovers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salisbury City 1, Forest Green Rovers 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

Foul by Ben Wright (Salisbury City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reece Styche replaces Al Bangura.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieran Forbes replaces James Norwood.

Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

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

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 1, Forest Green Rovers 4. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Wright.

Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

Ben Wright (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 1, Forest Green Rovers 3. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Booking

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).

James Clarke (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Theo Lewis.

Foul by Ben Wright (Salisbury City).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Angus MacDonald replaces Brian Dutton.

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matthew Barnes-Homer.

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

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

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Attempt blocked. Ben Wright (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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