National League
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Maidstone United 1-4 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green secured a fourth successive National League win with a thumping victory at Maidstone.

Rhys Murphy's second-half double confirmed victory after Christian Doidge's strike in first-half injury-time had fired the visitors ahead.

Darren Carter sent Rovers ahead after five minutes when he ran onto a through ball and picked his spot, but the lead was short-lived as Jack Evans curled in a 20-yard free-kick.

Rovers went into the break ahead when Doidge turned in Ben Jefford's cross before Murphy took over, first with a stunning solo effort, before he was left unmarked moments later to confirm Maidstone's first defeat on their plastic pitch this season.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

REACTION: Forest Green manager Mark Cooper speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Line-ups

Maidstone United

  • 1Worgan
  • 3Mills
  • 12Evans
  • 8SweeneySubstituted forHall-Johnsonat 65'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 15Acheampong
  • 5Lokko
  • 6RogersSubstituted forDumakaat 72'minutes
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forMurphyat 46'minutes
  • 10Paxman
  • 17Greenhalgh
  • 11FlisherBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 4Coyle
  • 7Karagiannis
  • 14Murphy
  • 20Dumaka
  • 22Hall-Johnson

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 3JeffordBooked at 74mins
  • 16Pinnock
  • 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forRobertat 80'minutes
  • 21Racine
  • 6Bennett
  • 4TraoreSubstituted forFrearat 67'minutes
  • 12Carter
  • 15Noble
  • 9DoidgeSubstituted forMooreat 74'minutes
  • 39Murphy

Substitutes

  • 5Clough
  • 11Frear
  • 14Moore
  • 26Robert
  • 30Lefebvre
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
2,274

Live Text

Match ends, Maidstone United 1, Forest Green Rovers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidstone United 1, Forest Green Rovers 4.

Booking

Reece Hall-Johnson (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alex Flisher (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Fabien Robert replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 1, Forest Green Rovers 4. Rhys Murphy (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 1, Forest Green Rovers 3. Rhys Murphy (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Christian Doidge.

Booking

Ben Jefford (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Dumebi Dumaka replaces James Rogers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear replaces Drissa Traoré.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Reece Hall-Johnson replaces Dan Sweeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Tom Murphy replaces Bobby-Joe Taylor.

Second Half

Second Half begins Maidstone United 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Maidstone United 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Jack Evans (Maidstone United).

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tranmere6510103716
2Dag & Red6501124815
3Forest Green641194513
4Lincoln City6402167912
5Gateshead6312156910
6Dover6312119210
7Aldershot631275210
8Solihull Moors631298110
9Sutton United631299010
10Barrow631289-110
11Boreham Wood62318539
12Macclesfield63039729
13Eastleigh62228808
14York6222911-28
15Wrexham622247-38
16Chester6213111017
17Bromley62139907
18Maidstone United6213810-27
19Torquay621347-37
20North Ferriby United6213512-77
21Braintree612368-25
22Southport6114415-114
23Woking6015615-91
24Guiseley6006817-90
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