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Aldershot Town 0-3 Forest Green Rovers

Kurtis Guthrie
Kurtis Guthrie scored his fifth goal of the season

Forest Green Rovers moved to the top of the National League table with a comfortable victory at Aldershot Town.

Darren Carter netted his first goal for the club, slotting home from the edge of the area.

Rovers doubled the lead shortly before the break when Kurtis Guthrie fired in from close range after good work from Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Carter later hit the woodwork, before Aaron O'Connor wrapped up the win by rifling a shot from inside the box.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Smith on Aldershot v Forest Green

"If you look at the goals we conceded it was basic errors from us. The first one we weren't organised in that throw in, the second one our player did not match the runner and the third one we were the wrong side of the striker when the ball was headed in.

"I think we did get the ball down and pass it tonight, but you know sometimes you have to mix it up and we didn't do that enough in the first half. We became a bit predictable and that we never looked to get in behind and it made it easy for them.

"We did start on the front foot and it gives the fans, players and everyone a lift but you have to maintain that. We know the home form is good enough."

Forest Green assistant manager Jamie Day told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Day on Aldershot v Forest Green

"I thought we played really well first half - moved the ball well at times, created a lot of chances, just didn't take the ones that we did create until near the end of it, but I'm pleased to get three points.

"We need to be ruthless, that's something that over the last five games we've not done that and been on the wrong end of some results.

"It happened again in the first 30 minutes, but after that we took our chances and to come away and win 3-0 we're thoroughly pleased."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 5Saville
  • 14Beckles
  • 7HattonSubstituted forWalkerat 76'minutes
  • 20Wilmer-AndertonSubstituted forRichardsat 46'minutes
  • 12Alexander
  • 4Lathrope
  • 8Stevenson
  • 15Browne
  • 9Barnes-HomerSubstituted forBrodieat 51'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 10Walker

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Brodie
  • 19Walker

Forest Green

  • 23Maxted
  • 5JonesSubstituted forCloughat 88'minutes
  • 6Bennett
  • 11Frear
  • 9Marsh-BrownSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 76'minutes
  • 16Racine
  • 10KellyBooked at 57mins
  • 19Sinclair
  • 24Carter
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forO'Connorat 82'minutes
  • 20Parkin

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 7O'Connor
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 15Sam-Yorke
  • 25Eve
Referee:
Dean Treleaven

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 3.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron O'Connor tries a through ball, but Aaron O'Connor is caught offside.

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

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

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Charlie Clough replaces Darren Jones.

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 3. Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon Parkin with a headed pass.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron O'Connor replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

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

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Walker replaces Sam Hatton.

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt saved. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Hand ball by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt saved. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

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

Attempt saved. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Charlie Walker tries a through ball, but Charlie Walker is caught offside.

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Saville (Aldershot Town).

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