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Forest Green Rovers 4-0 Salisbury City

In-form Forest Green Rovers dented Salisbury's hopes of a play-off place with an emphatic victory.

Aarran Racine put the home team ahead with a well-taken finish into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

Jared Hodgkiss drilled a shot into the top corner from just outside the penalty area before half-time.

Lee Hughes added a third by converting Matt Taylor's cross, and substitute Yan Klukowski nodded home another Taylor cross in injury time to seal victory.

Forest Green manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Forest Green's Pennock

"That was a big one. They're a good team - they're above us and they've been playing really well.

"I was impressed by us. The work-rate has been spot on.

"I made a couple of changes from Saturday to get some fresh legs in and I thought we scored some really good goals."

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Salisbury boss Mikey Harris

"I'd like to apologise to the fans that came here tonight.

"I'm sure, like me, they came here with high hopes following a great result against Luton.

"But we didn't follow that up. I've said all season that a win on a Saturday is great, but you have to follow it up on the Tuesday.

"We've let the next game pass us by and we've missed out on a fantastic opportunity."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 5Turley
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 15Oshodi
  • 16Racine
  • 23BarrySubstituted forGreenat 78'minutes
  • 4Bangura
  • 24Kelly
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forKlukowskiat 64'minutes
  • 14Taylor
  • 29HughesBooked at 52minsSubstituted forRodgersat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Klukowski
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21White
  • 26Rodgers
  • 22Green

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 23MacDonaldBooked at 45mins
  • 30Amankwaah
  • 5J Clarke
  • 6Wilson
  • 12KamdjoSubstituted forWellardat 51'minutes
  • 14Sinclair
  • 11FrearSubstituted forDuttonat 80'minutes
  • 7McPheeSubstituted forWhiteat 61'minutes
  • 20Fitchett
  • 13Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 8Wellard
  • 9White
  • 16Dutton
  • 4Brett
  • 25Bittner
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
918

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamSalisbury
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 4, Salisbury City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 4, Salisbury City 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 4, Salisbury City 0. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matty Taylor with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City).

  5. Post update

    Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers tries a through ball, but Luke Rodgers is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).

  19. Post update

    Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

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