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Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Dartford

Forest Green won their first match in six with a victory over Dartford, in which Rovers' Eddie Oshodi scored for both sides.

Rovers took the lead early on through Oshodi's headed effort.

The home side looked to have sealed the points when James Norwood scored in the 70th minute.

Dartford set up a tense finale when Oshodi headed the ball past his own keeper with eight minutes left but Rovers held on for victory.

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Pennock on Forest Green v Dartford

Forest Green Rovers boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"That was a massive three points. There was something special today in that changing room - there's a lot of togetherness.

"A lot of people were saying we should have brought people in during the loan window, but I believe in these players.

"We are full of confidence. This week I want three wins - easy as that."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 6BennettBooked at 75mins
  • 15Oshodi
  • 26ColesBooked at 25mins
  • 10Kelly
  • 7Norwood
  • 19Sinclair
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 18FrearSubstituted forParkinat 79'minutes
  • 17Guthrie
  • 11Hughes

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 5Oliver
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 20Parkin
  • 21White

Dartford

  • 1Brown
  • 19DriverSubstituted forHayesat 84'minutes
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 4McAuleyBooked at 76mins
  • 2BenderSubstituted forDaleyat 88'minutes
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forTarbuckat 71'minutes
  • 16Sweeney
  • 5Bradbrook
  • 6Cornhill
  • 8Noble
  • 23BradbrookBooked at 22mins

Substitutes

  • 7Hayes
  • 9Daley
  • 15Collier
  • 18Tarbuck
  • 21Ibrahim
Referee:
Stephen Ross

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Dartford 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Luke Daley replaces Tom Bender.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Ryan Hayes replaces Callum Driver.

Goal!

Own Goal by Eddie Oshodi, Forest Green Rovers. Forest Green Rovers 2, Dartford 1.

Corner, Dartford.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin replaces Elliott Frear.

Attempt missed. Tom Bender (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Dartford. Callum Driver tries a through ball, but Callum Driver is caught offside.

Booking

Rory McAuley (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rory McAuley (Dartford).

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Bradley Tarbuck replaces Danny Harris.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Dartford 0. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rob Sinclair with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt blocked. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Tom Bender (Dartford).

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

Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Dartford. Danny Harris tries a through ball, but Danny Harris is caught offside.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

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