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Aldershot Town 2-2 Forest Green Rovers

Relegation-threatened Aldershot shared four goals in six second-half minutes with Forest Green as each side earned a point from this Conference encounter.

Neither side was able to create any clear-cut first half chances before James Norwood turned in Lee Hughes's cross to put the visitors ahead.

Adam Mekki levelled things up with a neat finish before Bradley Bubb's close-range effort put the Shots ahead.

But Hughes finished from six yards to level the match again.

Aldershot move out of the relegation zone on goal difference, while Forest Green lie in 15th place.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Andy Scott

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Post-match: Aldershot manager Andy Scott

"It looked like two teams who hadn't played for a while, to be honest. There were a lot of mistakes, [it was] end to end, so I think it was a good point, given the fact we've been off for a while.

"After being ahead, we'd have liked three [points], but the second goal was a ricochet and it fell to the one man (Lee Hughes) who's always scored goals wherever he's been.

"The pitch was very heavy tonight - I think had there been rain before the game it could've been in doubt - and it's not conducive to good football."

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

Adrian Pennock

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Post-match: Forest Green's Pennock

"The conditions were very tough but I thought we showed a lot of character.

"I thought we were the better side and that was a good point for us.

"We had some good chances although we weren't clinical enough in the first half.

"But I can't fault the lads at all as their effort was fantastic."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 15BarkerSubstituted forTonkinat 84'minutes
  • 2Oastler
  • 17Partington
  • 7MekkiSubstituted forScottat 77'minutes
  • 22Gibbs
  • 4Stanley
  • 5Taiwo
  • 11Bubb
  • 10PatersonSubstituted forPlummerat 36'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 8Rowlands
  • 25Plummer
  • 21Williams
  • 3Tonkin
  • 16Scott

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 6Bennett
  • 15OshodiBooked at 35mins
  • 20Oliver
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 23Barry
  • 4Bangura
  • 24Kelly
  • 9WrightSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes
  • 29Hughes
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forAsafu-Adjayeat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Walker
  • 10Vieira
  • 21White
  • 22Green
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,407

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.
Foul by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).
Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town).
Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Eddie Oshodi tries a through ball, but Eddie Oshodi is caught offside.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Ed Asafu-Adjaye replaces James Norwood.
Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).
Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Anthony Tonkin replaces Chris Barker.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).
Joe Partington (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Scott replaces Adam Mekki.
Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).
Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).
Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jason Walker replaces Daniel Wright.
Attempt saved. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.
Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).
Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.
Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).
Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brett Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Hughes with a cross.
Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Aldershot Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.
Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).
Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Hand ball by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).
Attempt saved. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tristan Plummer replaces Matthew Paterson because of an injury.

Booking

Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).
Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).
Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Eddie Oshodi tries a through ball, but Eddie Oshodi is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Matthew Paterson (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).
Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.
Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).
Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).
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