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Forest Green Rovers 0-2 Braintree Town

Dan Holman scored his fifth goal in as many games to help Braintree move to within five points of the play-off places with victory at Forest Green.

Rovers' James Norwood hit the bar before Holman put the Iron ahead from the penalty spot after Bernard Mensah was felled by Sam Russell.

Holman helped Mensah make it 2-0 after the break, with the on-loan Watford man pouncing on some poor Rovers defending.

In response, both Yan Klukowski and Paul Green fired wide.

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Post-match: Forest Green boss Adrian Pennock

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

"They grind teams down and fair play to them, they came here and done a job on us.

"We did concede two poor goals, we really did.

"I think we were huffing and puffing and just needed a little bit of luck in front of goal. We couldn't break them down."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1RussellBooked at 35mins
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 15Oshodi
  • 16Racine
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 22Green
  • 24Kelly
  • 23BarrySubstituted forKlukowskiat 62'minutes
  • 7Norwood
  • 9WrightSubstituted forTaylorat 62'minutes
  • 29HughesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Bangura
  • 8Klukowski
  • 14Taylor
  • 26Rodgers
  • 21White

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 15Massey
  • 5Paine
  • 3HaberghamBooked at 22mins
  • 19Wells
  • 11Sparkes
  • 4Isaac
  • 12DaleySubstituted forLaurentat 88'minutes
  • 17MensahSubstituted forMarksat 76'minutes
  • 2Peters
  • 10HolmanSubstituted forJakubiakat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 23Laurent
  • 27Jakubiak
  • 9Marks
  • 1McDonald
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
841

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Braintree Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Braintree Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

  4. Post update

    Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

    Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

  9. Post update

    Sam Russell (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Josh Laurent replaces Luke Daley.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

  16. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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