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Eastleigh 2-2 Forest Green Rovers

Jon Parkin
The equaliser was Parkin's fourth league goal of the season

Veteran striker Jon Parkin scored a late equaliser to earn Forest Green a point against Eastleigh.

James Norwood tucked away Parkin's through-ball to give the away side the lead but Eastleigh levelled quickly when Jack Midson put in a rebound.

Forest Green spurned a few chances before the hosts made it 2-1 when James Constable scored a well-placed header.

Parkin denied the hosts three points, having a header cleared off the line before scoring with a low free-kick.

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I thought we controlled the whole of the first half, but then they obviously had a rollocking from their manager and threw the ball forward.

"We conceded two goals, but showed a lot of character to nick a point.

"If we'd have gone home with nothing it would have been an injustice.

"We played well and it's a good point away from home."

Line-ups

Eastleigh

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Flitney
  • 17Reid
  • 3Green
  • 2Spence
  • 10Reason
  • 16Evans
  • 4Collins
  • 9Constable
  • 11McAllisterSubstituted forFleetwoodat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Strevens
  • 12Midson

Substitutes

  • 6Todd
  • 7Odubade
  • 8Stanley
  • 13Fleetwood
  • 24Helm

Forest Green

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Russell
  • 5Oliver
  • 3Stokes
  • 12KamdjoSubstituted forGuthrieat 79'minutes
  • 26Coles
  • 19Sinclair
  • 10KellySubstituted forFrearat 78'minutes
  • 2Pipe
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 20Parkin
  • 7Norwood

Substitutes

  • 13Arnold
  • 15Oshodi
  • 17Guthrie
  • 18Frear
  • 27Baldwin
Referee:
Brett Huxtable

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eastleigh 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  3. Booking

    Stuart Fleetwood (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Fleetwood (Eastleigh).

  5. Post update

    Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Collins (Eastleigh).

  8. Post update

    Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Eastleigh 2, Forest Green Rovers 2. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

  11. Post update

    Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Clovis Kamdjo.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear replaces Marcus Kelly.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.