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Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Dartford

Forest Green won their first match in six with a victory over Dartford, in which Rovers' Eddie Oshodi scored for both sides.

Rovers took the lead early on through Oshodi's headed effort.

The home side looked to have sealed the points when James Norwood scored in the 70th minute.

Dartford set up a tense finale when Oshodi headed the ball past his own keeper with eight minutes left but Rovers held on for victory.

Forest Green Rovers boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"That was a massive three points. There was something special today in that changing room - there's a lot of togetherness.

"A lot of people were saying we should have brought people in during the loan window, but I believe in these players.

"We are full of confidence. This week I want three wins - easy as that."


Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Russell
  • 6BennettBooked at 75mins
  • 15Oshodi
  • 26ColesBooked at 25mins
  • 10Kelly
  • 7Norwood
  • 19Sinclair
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 18FrearSubstituted forParkinat 79'minutes
  • 17Guthrie
  • 11Hughes


  • 3Stokes
  • 5Oliver
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 20Parkin
  • 21White


Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Brown
  • 19DriverSubstituted forHayesat 84'minutes
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 4McAuleyBooked at 76mins
  • 2BenderSubstituted forDaleyat 88'minutes
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forTarbuckat 71'minutes
  • 16Sweeney
  • 5Bradbrook
  • 6Cornhill
  • 8Noble
  • 23BradbrookBooked at 22mins


  • 7Hayes
  • 9Daley
  • 15Collier
  • 18Tarbuck
  • 21Ibrahim
Stephen Ross

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Dartford 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Dartford 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Luke Daley replaces Tom Bender.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Ryan Hayes replaces Callum Driver.

  9. Goal!

    Own Goal by Eddie Oshodi, Forest Green Rovers. Forest Green Rovers 2, Dartford 1.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Dartford.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin replaces Elliott Frear.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Bender (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Dartford. Callum Driver tries a through ball, but Callum Driver is caught offside.

  14. Booking

    Rory McAuley (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Rory McAuley (Dartford).

  16. Post update

    James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  17. Booking

    Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Bradley Tarbuck replaces Danny Harris.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Dartford 0. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rob Sinclair with a cross.