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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:

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Pennock on Eastleigh v Forest Green

"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

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

Substitutes

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

Forest Green

  • 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

Match ends, Eastleigh 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

Foul by Stuart Fleetwood (Eastleigh).

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

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

Foul by Jamie Collins (Eastleigh).

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

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.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

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

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

Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

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

Offside, Eastleigh. Jack Midson tries a through ball, but Jack Midson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. James Constable (Eastleigh) header from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jai Reason with a cross.

Foul by David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers).

Jack Midson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

Daniel Coles (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Stuart Fleetwood replaces Craig McAllister because of an injury.

Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jamie Collins (Eastleigh) header misses to the left.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jamie Collins (Eastleigh).

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

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