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Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Forest Green got off to a winning start as substitute Taylor Allen gave his side victory over Oldham in a tepid League Two encounter.

It took the debutant teenager Allen just seven minutes after his introduction to make a stunning impact - rifling the ball into the roof of the net in the 72nd minute.

Earlier, Mark Cooper's Forest Green suffered an early blow with former Fulham winger George Williams hobbling off following a Zak Mills challenge.

Fierce challenges were the order of the day but referee Neil Hair finally had enough and dealt his first yellow to Oldham's Mohamed Maouche for a foul on Rovers' Kevin Dawson in the 36th minute.

On the cusp of the break a clearly frustrated Joseph Mills was then booked for dragging back Mohamed Sylla.

The first meaningful strike of the half came in stoppage time, Joseph Mills firing an effort over from the edge of the box.

And Allen won the points for Rovers with 19 minutes to go with a sumptuous finish beyond Woods.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 24Thomas
  • 6Rawson
  • 5Mills
  • 19McGinley
  • 3Bernard
  • 18Dawson
  • 15Morton
  • 23MillsBooked at 42mins
  • 10CollinsSubstituted forAllenat 64'minutes
  • 21McCoulskySubstituted forStevensat 73'minutes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forMondalat 5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 8Grubb
  • 9Stevens
  • 12Allen
  • 14Adams
  • 20Kitching
  • 25Mondal

Oldham

  • 1Woods
  • 34Hamer
  • 31WheaterBooked at 54mins
  • 4Sefil
  • 3Iacovitti
  • 2Mills
  • 24SyllaSubstituted forVeraat 82'minutes
  • 17Missilou
  • 10MaoucheBooked at 35mins
  • 7BrangerSubstituted forNepomucenoat 79'minutes
  • 16WilsonSubstituted forSegbe Azankpoat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Stott
  • 9Vera
  • 11Nepomuceno
  • 18Fage
  • 19Segbe Azankpo
  • 33Eagles
  • 39Zabret
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
2,541

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Junior Mondal (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Christopher Missilou.

Foul by Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers).

Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Mondal (Forest Green Rovers).

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic).

Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sonhy Sefil (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Urko Vera (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Desire Segbe Azankpo.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matt Mills tries a through ball, but Dominic Bernard is caught offside.

Offside, Oldham Athletic. Desire Segbe Azankpo tries a through ball, but Urko Vera is caught offside.

Hand ball by Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Urko Vera replaces Mohamad Sylla.

Kevin Dawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Gevaro Nepomuceno replaces Johan Branger.

Attempt missed. Matt Mills (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joseph Mills with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Gary Woods.

Attempt saved. Taylor Allen (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Matt Stevens.

Attempt missed. Zak Mills (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mohamad Sylla.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matt Stevens replaces Shawn McCoulsky.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Oldham Athletic 0. Taylor Allen (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Joseph Mills.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by David Wheater.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Morton tries a through ball, but Joseph Mills is caught offside.

Foul by Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers).

Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Taylor Allen replaces Aaron Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Desire Segbe Azankpo replaces Scott Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Junior Mondal (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Morton.

Attempt missed. James Morton (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Farrend Rawson.

Kevin Dawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Gary Woods.

Attempt saved. Shawn McCoulsky (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Junior Mondal.

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

goal

Match report supplied by PA Media.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11003033
2Grimsby11002023
3Salford11002023
4Swindon11002023
5Carlisle11002113
6Exeter11001013
7Forest Green11001013
8Leyton Orient11001013
9Walsall11001013
10Mansfield10102201
11Newport10102201
12Colchester10101101
13Port Vale10101101
14Bradford10100001
15Cambridge10100001
16Crawley100112-10
17Cheltenham100101-10
18Macclesfield100101-10
19Northampton100101-10
20Oldham100101-10
21Morecambe100102-20
22Scunthorpe100102-20
23Stevenage100102-20
24Crewe100103-30
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