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Aldershot Town 2-2 Forest Green Rovers

Relegation-threatened Aldershot shared four goals in six second-half minutes with Forest Green as each side earned a point from this Conference encounter.

Neither side was able to create any clear-cut first half chances before James Norwood turned in Lee Hughes's cross to put the visitors ahead.

Adam Mekki levelled things up with a neat finish before Bradley Bubb's close-range effort put the Shots ahead.

But Hughes finished from six yards to level the match again.

Aldershot move out of the relegation zone on goal difference, while Forest Green lie in 15th place.

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Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Post-match: Aldershot manager Andy Scott

"It looked like two teams who hadn't played for a while, to be honest. There were a lot of mistakes, [it was] end to end, so I think it was a good point, given the fact we've been off for a while.

"After being ahead, we'd have liked three [points], but the second goal was a ricochet and it fell to the one man (Lee Hughes) who's always scored goals wherever he's been.

"The pitch was very heavy tonight - I think had there been rain before the game it could've been in doubt - and it's not conducive to good football."

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Forest Green's Pennock

"The conditions were very tough but I thought we showed a lot of character.

"I thought we were the better side and that was a good point for us.

"We had some good chances although we weren't clinical enough in the first half.

"But I can't fault the lads at all as their effort was fantastic."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 15BarkerSubstituted forTonkinat 84'minutes
  • 2Oastler
  • 17Partington
  • 7MekkiSubstituted forScottat 77'minutes
  • 22Gibbs
  • 4Stanley
  • 5Taiwo
  • 11Bubb
  • 10PatersonSubstituted forPlummerat 36'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 8Rowlands
  • 25Plummer
  • 21Williams
  • 3Tonkin
  • 16Scott

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 6Bennett
  • 15OshodiBooked at 35mins
  • 20Oliver
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 23Barry
  • 4Bangura
  • 24Kelly
  • 9WrightSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes
  • 29Hughes
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forAsafu-Adjayeat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Walker
  • 10Vieira
  • 21White
  • 22Green
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,407

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).

  4. Post update

    Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town).

  6. Post update

    Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Eddie Oshodi tries a through ball, but Eddie Oshodi is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Ed Asafu-Adjaye replaces James Norwood.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Anthony Tonkin replaces Chris Barker.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Joe Partington (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Scott replaces Adam Mekki.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

  19. Post update

    Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

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