Forest Green 4-1 Ebbsfleet Utd

Eddie Oshodi

Forest Green scored four first-half goals to go top of the Blue Square Bet Premier with victory over Ebbsfleet.

The game burst into life when Phil Walsh gave the visitors a 12th-minute lead with a 30-yard screamer.

Yan Klukowski met Matty Taylor's cross at the back post to level, before Preston Edwards allowed Ben Wright's 25-yard shot squirm into the net.

Tayor's back-post header made it 3-1 and Eddie Oshodi bundled in the fourth before half-time.

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Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire:

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No pressure at the top - Hockaday

"Every time we attacked in the first half we looked dangerous. Four goals possibly didn't do us justice.

"It's good that we're sharing the load with goals. Teams can't just say 'we're going to stop Reece Styche or Matt Taylor'.

"It's early days but we'd rather be top of the table than we would bottom.

"The hardest thing isn't getting there, it's staying there."

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