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Tamworth 1-2 Forest Green Rovers

Yan Klukowski set play-off-chasing Forest Green on their way to victory over lowly Tamworth.

Klukowski tucked home his ninth of the season to put Rovers ahead, before the Lambs' Jack Evans forced Sam Russell into a save with a 30-yard volley.

James Norwood doubled Forest Green's lead from 18 yards.

Matt Godden gave the Lambs hope of a comeback from the penalty spot after being fouled by Aarran Rancine, who saw red for his foul, but Rovers held on.

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Forest Green boss Pennock

"What a great result! For us to take nine points in the week is fantastic and I'm really chuffed.

"The effort, attitude and mental strength that we've shown was absolutely fantastic.

"I think we could and should have scored another four or five more goals, maybe I'm being greedy but I'll take the three points."

Line-ups

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 4TownsendBooked at 25minsSubstituted forCapriceat 64'minutes
  • 34Keane
  • 2Evans
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 11ThorntonSubstituted forReindorfat 67'minutes
  • 32Mahon
  • 7Kerry
  • 26Barnes-HomerSubstituted forWooleryat 77'minutes
  • 14Godden
  • 17Peniket

Substitutes

  • 12Caprice
  • 23Wren
  • 8Baker
  • 18Woolery
  • 5Reindorf

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 16RacineBooked at 88mins
  • 3StokesSubstituted forHodgkissat 46'minutes
  • 15Oshodi
  • 22Green
  • 5Turley
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forHughesat 54'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24Kelly
  • 4BanguraSubstituted forBarryat 79'minutes
  • 14TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 7Norwood

Substitutes

  • 23Barry
  • 21White
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 29Hughes
  • 9Wright
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
736

Match Stats

Home TeamTamworthAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Tamworth 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tamworth 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

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

Offside, Tamworth. Richard Peniket tries a through ball, but Richard Peniket is caught offside.

Booking

Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth).

Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

Jordan Keane (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

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

Attempt saved. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Lloyd Kerry.

Goal!

Goal! Tamworth 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

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

Penalty conceded by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Tamworth. Matthew Godden draws a foul in the penalty area.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Anthony Barry replaces Al Bangura.

Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lloyd Kerry.

Corner, Tamworth.

Attempt blocked. Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lloyd Kerry.

Corner, Tamworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth).

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

Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Turley.

Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Jessy Reindorf replaces Kevin Thornton.

Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Jake Caprice replaces Michael Townsend because of an injury.

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