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AFC Telford United 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

Lee Hughes
Lee Hughes signed for Forest Green from Port Vale in January

Forest Green Rovers made it just one defeat in seven games as Lee Hughes' sixth goal of the season earned victory at bottom-of-the-table AFC Telford.

The veteran striker headed coolly home from Luke Rodgers' deflected cross with just 19 minutes to go.

Rovers were on top for much of the first half and could have led through efforts from Hughes and Rob Sinclair.

The second period was a tighter affair until Hughes' strike, to which the Bucks could muster no response.

Forest Green are up to seventh in the table after their third away win of the season, just six points off top spot, while Telford remain deep in trouble.

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Pennock on Telford v Forest Green

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It wasn't a classic but it doesn't matter where they are in the league, it's a difficult place to come.

"As a team I thought we were good and I was pleased with the substitutions.

"Lee Hughes has got that horrible knack of being at the right place at the right time. He's done that throughout his career and he's still doing it for us."

Line-ups

Telford

  • 1Hedge
  • 24Parry
  • 4ByrneSubstituted forPlattat 69'minutes
  • 16McDonald
  • 23Higgins
  • 11Clancy
  • 6Grogan
  • 20Poku
  • 19DeaceySubstituted forFarrellat 54'minutes
  • 18Smith
  • 10GraySubstituted forPhenixat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Phenix
  • 9Farrell
  • 12Cooke
  • 13Pryce
  • 17Platt

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 15Oshodi
  • 26Coles
  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 19Sinclair
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 18FrearSubstituted forRodgersat 67'minutes
  • 28JolleySubstituted forGuthrieat 67'minutes
  • 11HughesSubstituted forParkinat 83'minutes
  • 7NorwoodBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 17Guthrie
  • 20Parkin
  • 25Rodgers
  • 29McGrory
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
1,361

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Telford United 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

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

Attempt missed. Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin replaces Lee Hughes.

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

Foul by Michael Phenix (AFC Telford United).

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

Booking

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

Sam Smith (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Michael Phenix replaces Tony Gray.

Attempt missed. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Higgins with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Telford United 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the right to the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

Foul by Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Kristian Platt replaces Neill Byrne because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Christian Jolley.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers replaces Elliott Frear.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt saved. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Christian Jolley tries a through ball, but Christian Jolley is caught offside.

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

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

Offside, AFC Telford United. Tony Gray tries a through ball, but Tony Gray is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Adam Farrell replaces Jordan Deacey.

Foul by Tony Gray (AFC Telford United).

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

Offside, AFC Telford United. Tony Gray tries a through ball, but Tony Gray is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Telford United 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Telford United 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

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