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Alfreton Town 3-2 Forest Green Rovers

Daniel Wishart scored either side of half-time for 10-man Alfreton as they came from behind to beat Forest Green.

Tom Shaw put the hosts ahead from Wishart's cross before Magno Viera equalised from close range and Matthew Barnes-Homer swept home for Rovers.

Wishart levelled just before the break with a 20-yard strike and the striker scored the winner from inside the area.

Alfreton finished with 10 men after Nick Fenton was shown a straight red for a challenge on James Norwood.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

"We did a lot of work in the week on how we thought they would play and I think it worked a treat.

"We got off to a great start, we went in front, but then I was disappointed with the two goals we gave away.

"You can't afford to do that against good team, but credit to our players, because they don't know when they're beaten. They go and they go and they go and we've come out 3-2 victors."

Forest Green boss Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Our defending today was schoolboy, they haven't had to work hard today for their goals and we've just gifted them three goals.

"We've given ourselves a mountain to climb by just giving away poor goals and we can't do that, at the moment we're giving teams too many chances.

"Things aren't going our way at the moment for us, we've got a lot to do with that because we're not making things happen and if something's going to go wrong then it's going to wrong.

"Recently, we are giving too many soft goals away, teams aren't having to work hard to score against us."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 1Atkins
  • 10Bradley
  • 2WoodBooked at 45mins
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 7Law
  • 16FentonBooked at 71mins
  • 5Wylde
  • 17McGrath
  • 8Shaw
  • 9ClaytonSubstituted forWishartat 3'minutes
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 13Wishart
  • 3Franklin
  • 22Akinde
  • 12Meadows
  • 6Kempson

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 3Stokes
  • 27Pilkington
  • 16Racine
  • 4Bangura
  • 11ForbesSubstituted forKellyat 62'minutes
  • 8KlukowskiBooked at 45mins
  • 18Barnes-HomerBooked at 31minsSubstituted forNorwoodat 68'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 9Wright
  • 10VieiraSubstituted forManganat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 30Mangan
  • 24Kelly
  • 13Bulman
  • 7Norwood
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
582

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrew Mangan (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Alfreton Town. John Akinde tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Mangan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

  14. Post update

    Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jared Hodgkiss with a cross.

  18. Booking

    James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

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