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Forest Green Rovers 3-1 Stevenage

Goals from Reuben Reid, Farrend Rawson and Christian Doidge steered Forest Green to their fourth successive home win as they beat 10-man Stevenage 3-1.

The turning point of the match was the first-half sending off of Stevenage striker Alex Revell not long after Luke Wilkinson had given the visitors the lead.

That goal came in the 26th minute, with Wilkinson crashing a 25-yard free-kick into the bottom right-hand corner.

Four minutes later Revell saw red for his challenge on Isaiah Osbourne and Forest Green levelled a minute into first-half injury time when Doidge helped on a throw for strike partner Reid, who steered his shot between the legs of keeper Tom King.

Rawson handed Rovers the lead for the first time in the 61st minute with a thumping header from a left-wing cross from Dan Wishart, moments after Dayle Grubb had had an effort cleared off the line.

Doidge added his name to the scoresheet nine minutes from the end, turning the ball home after a good run and cross from the right by Osbourne.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 2Bennett
  • 20Rawson
  • 16Gunning
  • 32Hollis
  • 8Grubb
  • 34OsbourneBooked at 56mins
  • 22ClementsSubstituted forLairdat 73'minutes
  • 17WishartBooked at 54mins
  • 9Doidge
  • 26ReidSubstituted forCampbellat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 10Brown
  • 12Simpson
  • 25Campbell
  • 30Belford
  • 37Spurrier

Stevenage

  • 13King
  • 25HenryBooked at 50mins
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 33Wilmot
  • 20VancootenSubstituted forLokkoat 85'minutes
  • 10KennedySubstituted forNewtonat 64'minutes
  • 30McKeeSubstituted forBowditchat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Amos
  • 11Goddard
  • 24Godden
  • 9RevellBooked at 30mins

Substitutes

  • 1Fryer
  • 5Franks
  • 18Conlon
  • 19Newton
  • 22Bowditch
  • 26White
  • 28Lokko
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
1,825

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Stevenage 1.

Attempt blocked. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

Booking

Dean Bowditch (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Kevin Lokko (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Tahvon Campbell replaces Reuben Reid.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kevin Lokko replaces Terence Vancooten.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Stevenage 1. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Isaiah Osbourne.

Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Forest Green Rovers).

Danny Newton (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Scott Laird replaces Chris Clements.

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Ben Wilmot.

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Bowditch replaces Mark McKee.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Tom King.

Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Danny Newton replaces Ben Kennedy.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Stevenage 1. Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Wishart.

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

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

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

Attempt blocked. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Luke Amos (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark McKee (Stevenage).

Booking

Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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As It Stood

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1Luton33207672324067
2Accrington32194956371961
3Wycombe32178763461759
4Notts County32169754351957
5Mansfield321511651341756
6Swindon33173135147454
7Lincoln City321411744301453
8Exeter30164104135652
9Coventry32155123627950
10Colchester33131194539650
11Crawley33146133840-248
12Newport321210104143-246
13Carlisle32119124444042
14Cambridge32119123143-1242
15Cheltenham33109144648-239
16Stevenage33109144248-639
17Yeovil32108144550-538
18Grimsby3399152947-1836
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Forest Green3295183655-1932
21Morecambe31710142941-1231
22Crewe3293203554-1930
23Chesterfield3276193358-2527
24Barnet3267193048-1825
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