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Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Cambridge United

Forest Green are assured of at least a place in the League Two play-offs after making it four wins in a row against Cambridge.

Rovers are now three points shy of the automatic promotion places with two games to go.

An inauspicious start was tempered when Cambridge defender Louis John was afforded the freedom of the New Lawn to stride forwards and unleash a 30-yard effort that James Montgomery pushed wide.

Rovers opened their account after 24 minutes. Dayle Grubb's flighted corner picked out the leaping Gavin Gunning, who neatly glanced his header beyond Dimitar Mitov.

Mark Cooper's men started the second half on the front foot but were stung when Paul Lewis was allowed all the time in the world to pull the trigger from 25 yards and level things up.

Rovers responded, with Reece Brown stinging the palms of Mitov and Joseph Mills forcing a brave block from Harry Darling.

Cambridge cracked with 14 minutes to go. The predatory Christian Doidge found the net following a Grubb corner, after Gunning's header was initially blocked.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 13Montgomery
  • 2Shephard
  • 6Rawson
  • 16Gunning
  • 23Mills
  • 7Winchester
  • 19McGinley
  • 25MondalSubstituted forReidat 84'minutes
  • 10BrownSubstituted forDigbyat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Grubb
  • 9Doidge

Substitutes

  • 4James
  • 5Collins
  • 20Digby
  • 21McCoulsky
  • 22Godwin-Malife
  • 26Reid
  • 34Ward

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 17DaviesSubstituted forIbehreat 61'minutes
  • 25John
  • 16Darling
  • 5TaylorSubstituted forKnowlesat 86'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 7AmooSubstituted forBrownat 62'minutes
  • 6Deegan
  • 22Lewis
  • 27Coulson
  • 9Hepburn-Murphy

Substitutes

  • 4Taft
  • 11Dunk
  • 14Ibehre
  • 19Lambe
  • 20Brown
  • 23Knowles
  • 30Iron
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
2,699

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Cambridge United 1.

Attempt missed. Louis John (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Paul Digby replaces Reece Brown.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

Delay in match Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Tom Knowles (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Knowles (Cambridge United).

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

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Tom Knowles replaces Greg Taylor because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reuben Reid replaces Junior Mondal.

Attempt blocked. Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Junior Mondal (Forest Green Rovers) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Cambridge United 1. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner following a corner.

Attempt saved. Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Louis John.

Attempt blocked. Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay in match Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Cambridge United 1. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jevani Brown replaces David Amoo.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Leon Davies.

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers).

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Attempt blocked. Junior Mondal (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Attempt blocked. Junior Mondal (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
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10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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