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Forest Green Rovers 1-3 Aldershot

Brett Williams
Brett Williams has scored 14 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions this season

Brett Williams scored his 14th goal of the season as Aldershot beat Conference play-off chasers Forest Green.

Elliot Frear put Rovers into the lead within 10 minutes as he slotted home after Jon Parkin's shot was parried.

Aldershot drew level after an hour as Williams headed the ball in after Steve Arnold misjudged Jordan Roberts' cross.

Three minutes later Tristan Plummer's close-range finish put Shots ahead before Roberts glanced the ball in at the near post to secure the victory.

Rovers remain in the play-off positions but are just a single point ahead of Woking, who have a game in hand.

Meanwhile, Aldershot's win moved them 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Forest Green Rovers manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Forest Green v Aldershot

"I thought their lad (Brett) Williams was fantastic all game. That was the best centre forward performance I've seen, and I think he was the difference.

"They were three awful goals to concede but we've got to take it on the chin and move on.

"I really wish our next game was tomorrow because I want to get back playing straight away, and it's [Chester] another difficult place to go."

Aldershot Town caretaker boss Chris Barker told BBC Surrey:

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Chris Barker: Aldershot caretaker on Forest Green win

"It's a fantastic three points, to come to a place like Forest Green, who are going to at least be in the play-offs, and to come back from 1-0 down, we could've sank.

"It's a fantastic achievement from the boys. I think some of the goals, some of the movement, some of the passing was very good.

"We scored the goals in the second half and I think we dominated and we could've score one or two more goals as well. But I am not getting too excited because we've got a massive game on Monday at home to Torquay.

"I know what Brett [Williams] can do, I've seen it for 18 months, he's scored 40-odd goals for Aldershot Town and without him I'm not sure where we'd be."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 13Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 16Racine
  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 4Clough
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forFleetwoodat 70'minutes
  • 12KamdjoSubstituted forWedgburyat 74'minutes
  • 18Frear
  • 20Parkin
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forMarwoodat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Russell
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 9Fleetwood
  • 15Bender
  • 33Marwood

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 7Hatton
  • 5Wilson
  • 19Stevenson
  • 3McGinty
  • 6Barker
  • 10PlummerSubstituted forRichardsat 70'minutes
  • 4Lathrope
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forScottat 80'minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 21McCollinSubstituted forJarvisat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Scott
  • 13Thomas
  • 15Rasulo
  • 16Richards
  • 17Jarvis
Referee:
Brett Huxtable

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jarvis (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

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

Attempt saved. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Scott replaces Jordan Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Ryan Jarvis replaces Andre McCollin.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Sam Wedgbury replaces Clovis Kamdjo.

Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Tristan Plummer.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Stuart Fleetwood replaces James Norwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Marwood replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 3. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 2. Tristan Plummer (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Andre McCollin with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 1. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Roberts with a cross.

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

Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 0.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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