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Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Maidstone United

Forest Green confirmed their place in the National League play-offs, despite being held to a draw by Maidstone.

Rovers took the lead early on when Keanu Marsh-Brown changed the pace of a steady build-up, cut inside and shot clinically past Lee Worgan.

The hosts went 2-0 up five minutes short of the hour mark, but it was thanks to a large slice of luck as Dale Bennett's dangerous low cross was turned into his own net by a pressurised Kevin Lokko.

Maidstone emphasised their increased resilience of late by fighting back unexpectedly. Harry Phipps pulled one back on 61 minutes, despite determined attempts to block, and Joe Pigott then levelled with a close-range finish.

Dover's defeat to Torquay, though, means they cannot catch Forest Green for a top-five spot.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 6Bennett
  • 3Monthe
  • 5Ellis
  • 20Cooper
  • 4TraoréSubstituted forWedgburyat 63'minutes
  • 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forBugielat 66'minutes
  • 15Noble
  • 9DoidgeSubstituted forMullingsat 79'minutes
  • 14Woolery
  • 17Wishart

Substitutes

  • 8Wedgbury
  • 26Robert
  • 11Bugiel
  • 10Kelly
  • 18Mullings

Maidstone United

  • 1Worgan
  • 22Ofori-Twumasi
  • 5Lokko
  • 24OkuonghaeBooked at 82mins
  • 3Mills
  • 14Prestedge
  • 11Flisher
  • 21Phipps
  • 10PaxmanSubstituted forRichardsat 71'minutes
  • 23Odubade
  • 32Pigott

Substitutes

  • 16Taylor
  • 18Richards
  • 25Loza
  • 15Acheampong
  • 4Coyle
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
2,030

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Maidstone United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Maidstone United 2.

Booking

Magnus Okuonghae (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Maidstone United 2. Joe Pigott (Maidstone United).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Shamir Mullings replaces Christian Doidge.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Jack Richards replaces Jack Paxman.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Sam Wedgbury replaces Drissa Traoré.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Maidstone United 1. Harry Phipps (Maidstone United).

Goal!

Own Goal by Kevin Lokko, Maidstone United. Forest Green Rovers 2, Maidstone United 0.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Maidstone United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Maidstone United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Maidstone United 0. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City44307782394397
2Tranmere45288978393992
3Forest Green4525101086543285
4Dag & Red452651478522683
5Aldershot4522131064372779
6Dover442361580592175
7Barrow4520151070502075
8Gateshead4519131372492370
9Macclesfield44206186255766
10Bromley45178205766-959
11Sutton United451512186163-257
12Wrexham451512184660-1457
13Maidstone United44169195974-1557
14Eastleigh451414175562-756
15Boreham Wood451413184748-155
16Solihull Moors45159216174-1354
17Chester451410216369-652
18Woking451410216579-1452
19Torquay451311215261-950
20Guiseley451311214966-1750
21York451116185368-1549
22Braintree45139235174-2348
23North Ferriby United45123303280-4839
24Southport45108275196-4538
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