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Forest Green Rovers 3-1 Aldershot Town

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:

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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:

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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."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 16RacineBooked at 56mins
  • 2HodgkissSubstituted forOshodiat 46'minutes
  • 6Bennett
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 4BanguraSubstituted forForbesat 90+2'minutes
  • 24Kelly
  • 23Barry
  • 7Norwood
  • 9Wright
  • 14Taylor

Substitutes

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

Aldershot

  • 27Henly
  • 15Barker
  • 6WebsterSubstituted forPatersonat 81'minutes
  • 2OastlerSubstituted forGoodmanat 67'minutes
  • 14Roberts
  • 7MekkiSubstituted forYoungat 71'minutes
  • 22Gibbs
  • 4Stanley
  • 12Oyeleke
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 31mins
  • 29O'Brien

Substitutes

  • 21Williams
  • 5Goodman
  • 10Paterson
  • 8Rowlands
  • 24Young
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
1,676

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Foul by Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town).

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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.

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

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

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

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

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.

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

Foul by Chris Barker (Aldershot Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Lewis Young replaces Adam Mekki.

Foul by Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town).

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jake Goodman replaces Joe Oastler.

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Booking

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

Hand ball by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town).

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

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

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