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Forest Green Rovers 4-0 Salisbury City

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:

Adrian Pennock

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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:

Mikey Harris

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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."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 5Turley
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 15Oshodi
  • 16Racine
  • 23BarrySubstituted forGreenat 78'minutes
  • 4Bangura
  • 24Kelly
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forKlukowskiat 64'minutes
  • 14Taylor
  • 29HughesBooked at 52minsSubstituted forRodgersat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Klukowski
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21White
  • 26Rodgers
  • 22Green

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 23MacDonaldBooked at 45mins
  • 30Amankwaah
  • 5J Clarke
  • 6Wilson
  • 12KamdjoSubstituted forWellardat 51'minutes
  • 14Sinclair
  • 11FrearSubstituted forDuttonat 80'minutes
  • 7McPheeSubstituted forWhiteat 61'minutes
  • 20Fitchett
  • 13Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 8Wellard
  • 9White
  • 16Dutton
  • 4Brett
  • 25Bittner
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
918

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamSalisbury
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

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.
Foul by Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City).
Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).
Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.
Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).
Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers tries a through ball, but Luke Rodgers is caught offside.
Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).
Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).
Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).
Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Brian Dutton replaces Elliott Frear.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Paul Green replaces Anthony Barry.
Offside, Salisbury City. Stuart Sinclair tries a through ball, but Stuart Sinclair is caught offside.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).
Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers replaces Lee Hughes.
Attempt missed. Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Yan Klukowski replaces James Norwood.
Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).
Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Jamie White replaces Chris McPhee.
Attempt missed. Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elliott Frear.
Corner, Salisbury City.

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.

Booking

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Hand ball by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).
Foul by Chris McPhee (Salisbury City).
Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Clovis Kamdjo.
Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).
Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).
Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).
Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Second Half

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

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Salisbury City 0.
Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).
Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

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

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.
Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).
Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
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