National League
Forest Green2Eastleigh1

Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Eastleigh

Jon Parkin
Jon Parkin has now scored 13 goals for Forest Green this season

Jon Parkin netted a late winner as National League promotion-chasers Forest Green beat 10-man Eastleigh.

After a dour first period, James Constable's driven effort gave the out-of-form away side a surprise lead.

The advantage only lasted three minutes though as Parkin fired home from the centre of the area.

With time running out, Parkin scrambled home the winner before the visitors' Ben Strevens was sent off in injury time for spitting.

Forest Green assistant Jamie Day told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Day on Forest Green v Eastleigh

"It's exciting, it keeps everyone on their toes. I thought we played well, I'm disappointed that we went behind again, like we have done in recent weeks."

"We showed character to come back into the game and to then get a winner was first class from the boys."

"There's two teams I think fighting it out at the top, so credit to Cheltenham that they've done really well to go to Tranmere and get a result and we've just got to keep going and worry about ourselves."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 16Racine
  • 3JenningsSubstituted forKellyat 46'minutes
  • 2Pipe
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forMooreat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20Parkin
  • 24CarterSubstituted forWedgburyat 87'minutes
  • 11Frear

Substitutes

  • 8Wedgbury
  • 10Kelly
  • 14Moore
  • 17Guthrie
  • 26Williams

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2PartingtonBooked at 90mins
  • 5Turley
  • 8Payne
  • 3Green
  • 6Reid
  • 14StrevensBooked at 90mins
  • 18Drury
  • 10ReasonSubstituted forCookat 78'minutes
  • 32Tubbs
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 4Evans
  • 7Odubade
  • 12Midson
  • 17Cook
  • 19Poke
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
2,221

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Eastleigh 1.

Full Time

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

Dismissal

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) is shown the red card.

Booking

Joe Partington (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Booking

Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jamie Turley (Eastleigh).

Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Eastleigh 1. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Rob Sinclair.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Sam Wedgbury replaces Darren Carter.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt missed. Michael Green (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Josh Payne (Eastleigh).

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

Corner, Eastleigh.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Lee Cook replaces Jai Reason.

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

Jamie Turley (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Attempt saved. Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Jai Reason.

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Matt Tubbs (Eastleigh) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear tries a through ball, but Elliott Frear is caught offside.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

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

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Eastleigh 1. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Eastleigh 1. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jai Reason.

Attempt saved. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham34239266224478
2Forest Green34235659322774
3Grimsby321611563283559
4Tranmere341591044341054
5Gateshead33166114449-554
6Wrexham341571258441452
7Dover31157955421352
8Lincoln City351410115446852
9Braintree30148834241050
10Eastleigh32148105045550
11Woking341471356451149
12Macclesfield33152164740747
13Aldershot33126153947-842
14Bromley32125155357-441
15Chester33109144149-839
16Southport33109143345-1239
17Guiseley32911123147-1638
18Barrow32108144158-1738
19Altrincham33810153255-2334
20Halifax3289154766-1933
21Boreham Wood33711152734-732
22Welling3268182545-2026
23Kidderminster3359193453-1924
24Torquay3058173359-2623
View full National League table

Top Stories