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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:

"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:

"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."



Formation 4-4-2

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


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

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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


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

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamForest Green
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  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Booking

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

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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