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Forest Green Rovers 0-1 North Ferriby United

Forest Green's automatic National League promotion hopes were dealt another blow as they were beaten by strugglers North Ferriby.

Jake Gosling was denied from close range by North Ferriby goalkeeper Owen Evans early on in a sign of things to come for the hosts who were beaten last time out by promotion rivals Lincoln.

Christian Doidge was then inches away from opening the scoring before Fabien Robert hit the woodwork with a 25-yard shot in the closing stages of the first half.

The chances continued to come and go for Forest Green and they paid the ultimate price as Reece Thompson finished at the back post to help North Ferriby off the bottom and revive their slim survival chances.

Forest Green sit third and now trail leaders Lincoln and second-placed Tranmere by four points, having played more games than both of their rivals.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 4TraoréSubstituted forWooleryat 74'minutes
  • 2Tilt
  • 6Bennett
  • 10KellySubstituted forWishartat 63'minutes
  • 9Doidge
  • 20Cooper
  • 19Sinclair
  • 31Gosling
  • 26RobertSubstituted forBugielat 63'minutes
  • 5Ellis

Substitutes

  • 3Monthe
  • 11Bugiel
  • 12Carter
  • 14Woolery
  • 17Wishart

North Ferriby United

  • 2Topliss
  • 5Gray
  • 12Hare
  • 15Middleton
  • 16Tinkler
  • 4OliverSubstituted forCookeat 88'minutes
  • 6Emerton
  • 14FallowfieldSubstituted forKeyiat 60'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 21Dixon
  • 25ThompsonSubstituted forCosgroveat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cosgrove
  • 13Keyi
  • 18Bell
  • 19Cooke
  • 28Bolton
Referee:
Simon Barrow
Attendance:
1,709

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, North Ferriby United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, North Ferriby United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, North Ferriby United. Jordan Cooke replaces Connor Oliver.

Substitution

Substitution, North Ferriby United. Sam Cosgrove replaces Reece Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Drissa Traoré.

Booking

Kojo Keyi (North Ferriby United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, North Ferriby United 1. Reece Thompson (North Ferriby United).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wishart replaces Marcus Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Fabien Robert.

Substitution

Substitution, North Ferriby United. Kojo Keyi replaces Ryan Fallowfield.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, North Ferriby United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, North Ferriby United 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City38247772363679
2Tranmere39247858322679
3Forest Green40229980503075
4Dag & Red402341368462273
5Aldershot4120111057342371
6Dover402161374551969
7Barrow411814962431968
8Gateshead4118131066422467
9Macclesfield381861454441060
10Wrexham411412153951-1254
11Eastleigh411314145256-453
12Boreham Wood411313154238452
13Chester401410165956352
14Sutton United401310174754-749
15Guiseley411310184760-1349
16Bromley40147194559-1449
17Solihull Moors41139195562-748
18Maidstone United39138185167-1647
19Braintree41129204767-2045
20Woking41128215874-1644
21Torquay411110204556-1143
22York40915164761-1442
23North Ferriby United41113272769-4236
24Southport4097244585-4034
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