Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, North Ferriby United 1.
Forest Green Rovers 0-1 North Ferriby United
Forest Green's automatic National League promotion hopes were dealt another blow as they were beaten by strugglers North Ferriby.
Jake Gosling was denied from close range by North Ferriby goalkeeper Owen Evans early on in a sign of things to come for the hosts who were beaten last time out by promotion rivals Lincoln.
Christian Doidge was then inches away from opening the scoring before Fabien Robert hit the woodwork with a 25-yard shot in the closing stages of the first half.
The chances continued to come and go for Forest Green and they paid the ultimate price as Reece Thompson finished at the back post to help North Ferriby off the bottom and revive their slim survival chances.
Forest Green sit third and now trail leaders Lincoln and second-placed Tranmere by four points, having played more games than both of their rivals.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
- 4TraoréSubstituted forWooleryat 74'minutes
- 10KellySubstituted forWishartat 63'minutes
- 26RobertSubstituted forBugielat 63'minutes
North Ferriby United
- 4OliverSubstituted forCookeat 88'minutes
- 14FallowfieldSubstituted forKeyiat 60'minutesBooked at 68mins
- 25ThompsonSubstituted forCosgroveat 78'minutes
- Simon Barrow
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, North Ferriby United 1.
Substitution, North Ferriby United. Jordan Cooke replaces Connor Oliver.
Substitution, North Ferriby United. Sam Cosgrove replaces Reece Thompson.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Drissa Traoré.
Kojo Keyi (North Ferriby United) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, North Ferriby United 1. Reece Thompson (North Ferriby United).
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wishart replaces Marcus Kelly.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Fabien Robert.
Substitution, North Ferriby United. Kojo Keyi replaces Ryan Fallowfield.
Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, North Ferriby United 0.
First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, North Ferriby United 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.