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Bromley 1-5 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green closed the gap to second-placed Tranmere to just a point with a comfortable 5-1 National League win over 10-man Bromley at Hayes Lane.

Forest Green opened the scoring in the 28th minute when Rob Sinclair picked the ball up in midfield and set Elliott Frear in on goal down the left channel,and he made no mistake to fire past Alan Julian and into the bottom corner.

Sam Russell then produced a superb save to deny Blair Turgott and preserve the lead before Rovers doubled their advantage when Christian Doidge got on the end of Frear's low cross into the box.

Rob Swaine headed Bromley back into the game five minutes after the break but it did not take Rovers long to restore the two-goal advantage as Keanu Marsh-Brown picked up a loose ball on the right and fired home a minute later.

And just moments later Forest Green made it four when Frear's free-kick was headed into the net by Ethan Pinnock before Swaine was dismissed late on for a second caution.

Doidge then wrapped it up in stoppage time with his second of the afternoon after being set up smartly by Liam Noble.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bromley

  • 1Julian
  • 2Wynter
  • 4ChorleyBooked at 53minsSubstituted forMinshullat 57'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 7MartinBooked at 49minsSubstituted forPorterat 57'minutes
  • 13Anderson
  • 5SwaineBooked at 87mins
  • 6Holland
  • 14Higgs
  • 17TurgottBooked at 90mins
  • 10Cunnington
  • 11Dennis

Substitutes

  • 3Johnson
  • 8Minshull
  • 9Porter
  • 12Dymond
  • 19Goldberg

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 3Monthe
  • 5CloughBooked at 11mins
  • 11FrearSubstituted forRobertat 57'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Pinnock
  • 6Bennett
  • 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forCooperat 65'minutes
  • 15Noble
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forMullingsat 72'minutes
  • 17Wishart
  • 9DoidgeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Kelly
  • 12Carter
  • 18Mullings
  • 20Cooper
  • 26Robert
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
1,247

Live Text

Match ends, Bromley 1, Forest Green Rovers 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bromley 1, Forest Green Rovers 5.

Booking

Blair Turgott (Bromley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Bromley 1, Forest Green Rovers 5. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Fabien Robert (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Rob Swaine (Bromley) for a bad foul.

Booking

Lee Minshull (Bromley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Shamir Mullings replaces Rob Sinclair.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Charlie Cooper replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Bromley. George Porter replaces Dave Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Bromley. Lee Minshull replaces Ben Chorley.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Fabien Robert replaces Elliott Frear.

Goal!

Goal! Bromley 1, Forest Green Rovers 4. Ethan Pinnock (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Ben Chorley (Bromley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Bromley 1, Forest Green Rovers 3. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Bromley 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Rob Swaine (Bromley).

Booking

Dave Martin (Bromley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bromley 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bromley 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Goal!

Goal! Bromley 0, Forest Green Rovers 2. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Rob Swaine (Bromley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Bromley 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26174555262955
2Tranmere27165638221653
3Forest Green27157556322452
4Dag & Red28164847311652
5Dover27154857411649
6Barrow251210341241746
7Aldershot2813693628845
8Gateshead28119845291642
9Chester28119844341042
10Boreham Wood2811893025541
11Macclesfield25124936261040
12Eastleigh2610974033739
13Bromley28115123541-638
14Sutton United26105113034-435
15Wrexham2898112636-1035
16Solihull Moors2796123845-733
17Torquay2786133038-830
18Braintree2776143048-1827
19Southport2776143356-2327
20Maidstone United2875163153-2226
21Guiseley2867153245-1325
22Woking2766153852-1424
23North Ferriby United2873181442-2824
24York28410142546-2122
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