Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.
Cheltenham hit back from 2-0 down to rescue a 2-2 draw in the Gloucestershire derby against promotion-chasing Forest Green.
Goals from Tahvon Campbell and George Williams put Rovers firmly in command after a goalless first half, but Luke Varney and Conor Thomas both found the net as it finished all-square.
Campbell had the best chance of the first half after a pass from Lloyd James in the 17th minute, but Scott Flinders blocked well.
Forest Green edged the first half, yet Cheltenham were close to taking the lead in the 25th minute when Chris Hussey's low ball in was parried by James Montgomery to Alex Addai, whose effort hit James.
Addai then teed up Tyrone Barnett for a clear chance in the 51st minute but he shot wide.
The deadlock was broken in the 61st minute when Reece Brown played in Campbell, who kept his cool to beat Flinders.
Williams made it 2-0 six minutes later after Campbell's through ball, scoring his fourth goal in two games, but substitute Varney pulled one back for Cheltenham after a mistake from Nathan McGinley in the 78th minute.
Thomas then tapped in from close range after a fumble by Montgomery to rescue a point for the home side.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 7ThomasSubstituted forDawsonat 82'minutes
- 25JonesSubstituted forMaddoxat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 29BarnettSubstituted forVarneyat 56'minutes
- 19McGinleyBooked at 44minsSubstituted forCollinsat 87'minutes
- 11WilliamsBooked at 67minsSubstituted forGrubbat 71'minutes
- 14CampbellSubstituted forReidat 77'minutes
- Robert Lewis
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.
Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Alex Addai.
Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town).
Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Collins replaces Nathan McGinley.
Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers).
Attempt blocked. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Johnny Mullins.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Conor Thomas.
Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.