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Stevenage 1-2 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green came from behind to gain a second away win of the week as they claimed a 2-1 victory at Stevenage.

Second-half goals from Reece Brown and Christian Doidge earned Rovers three points after Matt Godden's third goal in two games had put Stevenage ahead.

Keanu Marsh-Brown tested goalkeeper Joe Fryer from 30 yards early on, but Boro were controlling proceedings and Jonathan Smith should have put them ahead in the 19th minute against his former club but he headed Tom Pett's corner wide.

It had been a frustrating half for the hosts, but two minutes before the break Godden beat the offside trap and ran onto Terence Vancooten's long ball to score.

Stevenage maintained control after the interval, with a Danny Newton effort cleared off the line.

However, Rovers hauled themselves level in the 61st minute as Brown equalised from a 20-yard free-kick.

They grabbed a winner 12 minutes later when a Marsh-Brown cross from the right found Doidge at the back post and he headed home to seal the victory.

Godden almost equalised in stoppage time but his shot was well saved by Bradley Collins.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 20Vancooten
  • 5Franks
  • 3Martin
  • 10KennedySubstituted forSamuelat 63'minutes
  • 2SmithBooked at 21mins
  • 17GormanSubstituted forKingat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Pett
  • 9WoottonSubstituted forNewtonat 45'minutes
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 4King
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 15Samuel
  • 16Day
  • 19Newton
  • 22Toner
  • 30McKee

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 5Collins
  • 20IacovittiBooked at 81mins
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 2BennettBooked at 83mins
  • 34Osbourne
  • 4Traoré
  • 10Brown
  • 3Laird
  • 9Doidge
  • 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forBugielat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Bugiel
  • 17Wishart
  • 19Randall-Hurren
  • 21Roberts
  • 24Pickering
  • 25Correia Gomes
  • 33James
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
2,099

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Isaiah Osbourne.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Jack King (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack King (Stevenage).

Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Stevenage).

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Joe Martin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers).

Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack King (Stevenage).

Booking

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jack Fitzwater.

Booking

Alex Iacovitti (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Iacovitti (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Alex Samuel (Stevenage).

Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jack King replaces Dale Gorman.

Joe Martin (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jack Fitzwater.

Attempt missed. Joe Martin (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Alex Samuel replaces Ben Kennedy because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Ronnie Henry.

Attempt blocked. Danny Newton (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1594234122231
2Notts County159332516930
3Accrington159242618829
4Exeter159242217529
5Wycombe157532822626
6Newport157442315825
7Swindon158162118325
8Coventry15735148624
9Stevenage157352424024
10Lincoln City156541614223
11Cambridge157261616023
12Grimsby156451921-222
13Mansfield155642120121
14Cheltenham156272020020
15Colchester155462020019
16Carlisle155462021-119
17Crewe155281522-717
18Yeovil154472129-816
19Crawley154381216-415
20Barnet153571820-214
21Port Vale154291620-414
22Morecambe153571220-814
23Forest Green153391432-1812
24Chesterfield1522111329-168
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