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Forest GreenForest Green Rovers1AldershotAldershot Town3

Forest Green Rovers 1-3 Aldershot

Brett Williams
Brett Williams has scored 14 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions this season

Brett Williams scored his 14th goal of the season as Aldershot beat Conference play-off chasers Forest Green.

Elliot Frear put Rovers into the lead within 10 minutes as he slotted home after Jon Parkin's shot was parried.

Aldershot drew level after an hour as Williams headed the ball in after Steve Arnold misjudged Jordan Roberts' cross.

Three minutes later Tristan Plummer's close-range finish put Shots ahead before Roberts glanced the ball in at the near post to secure the victory.

Rovers remain in the play-off positions but are just a single point ahead of Woking, who have a game in hand.

Meanwhile, Aldershot's win moved them 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Forest Green Rovers manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I thought their lad (Brett) Williams was fantastic all game. That was the best centre forward performance I've seen, and I think he was the difference.

"They were three awful goals to concede but we've got to take it on the chin and move on.

"I really wish our next game was tomorrow because I want to get back playing straight away, and it's [Chester] another difficult place to go."

Aldershot Town caretaker boss Chris Barker told BBC Surrey:

"It's a fantastic three points, to come to a place like Forest Green, who are going to at least be in the play-offs, and to come back from 1-0 down, we could've sank.

"It's a fantastic achievement from the boys. I think some of the goals, some of the movement, some of the passing was very good.

"We scored the goals in the second half and I think we dominated and we could've score one or two more goals as well. But I am not getting too excited because we've got a massive game on Monday at home to Torquay.

"I know what Brett [Williams] can do, I've seen it for 18 months, he's scored 40-odd goals for Aldershot Town and without him I'm not sure where we'd be."

Line-ups

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 16Racine
  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 4Clough
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forFleetwoodat 70'minutes
  • 12KamdjoSubstituted forWedgburyat 74'minutes
  • 18Frear
  • 20Parkin
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forMarwoodat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Russell
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 9Fleetwood
  • 15Bender
  • 33Marwood

Aldershot

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 7Hatton
  • 5Wilson
  • 19Stevenson
  • 3McGinty
  • 6Barker
  • 10PlummerSubstituted forRichardsat 70'minutes
  • 4Lathrope
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forScottat 80'minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 21McCollinSubstituted forJarvisat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Scott
  • 13Thomas
  • 15Rasulo
  • 16Richards
  • 17Jarvis
Referee:
Brett Huxtable

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

  5. Post update

    Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Jarvis (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Scott replaces Jordan Roberts.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Ryan Jarvis replaces Andre McCollin.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

  16. Post update

    Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Sam Wedgbury replaces Clovis Kamdjo.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Tristan Plummer.

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