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Cheltenham Town 2-2 Forest Green Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 23Forster
  • 4Tozer
  • 5Mullins
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forDawsonat 82'minutes
  • 26Clements
  • 6Atangana
  • 3Hussey
  • 25JonesSubstituted forMaddoxat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Addai
  • 29BarnettSubstituted forVarneyat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Dawson
  • 18Bower
  • 20Maddox
  • 22Lovett
  • 30Alcock
  • 32Varney
  • 35Brennan

Forest Green

  • 13Montgomery
  • 6Rawson
  • 16Gunning
  • 19McGinleyBooked at 44minsSubstituted forCollinsat 87'minutes
  • 2Shephard
  • 4James
  • 10Brown
  • 7Winchester
  • 23Mills
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 67minsSubstituted forGrubbat 71'minutes
  • 14CampbellSubstituted forReidat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 8Grubb
  • 18Archibald
  • 21Worthington
  • 22Morris
  • 24Thomas
  • 26Reid
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
5,125

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

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.

Booking

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

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

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Conor Thomas.

Goal!

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!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

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

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

Liam Shephard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers).

Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt blocked. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by James Montgomery.

Attempt saved. Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Dayle Grubb replaces George Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 2. George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tahvon Campbell.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town).

George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reece Brown following a fast break.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City24155444232150
2MK Dons24128435191644
3Mansfield231012134161842
4Colchester25126736251142
5Bury25117745281740
6Forest Green241010437241340
7Exeter2511773628840
8Carlisle251231040301039
9Tranmere2510873731638
10Newport2410683541-636
11Oldham259883833535
12Stevenage25105103032-235
13Grimsby25104112931-234
14Swindon258982732-533
15Crewe2594122429-531
16Northampton2561273133-230
17Port Vale2577112532-728
18Crawley2483133038-827
19Cheltenham2468102736-926
20Morecambe2575132640-1426
21Yeovil235992627-124
22Cambridge2565142241-1923
23Macclesfield2555152141-2020
24Notts County2548132651-2520
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