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Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Swindon Town

Forest Green captain Joseph Mills netted a stoppage-time equaliser to salvage a draw in a compelling west country derby against table-topping Swindon Town.

Mills' second-half double cancelled out two goals from double from prolific Town striker Eoin Doyle, who was on the scoresheet for the 10th consecutive game.

The Bradford loanee made it 21 goals for the season to seemingly put Town on a course for a ninth successive win, but Mills responded with a double of his own to earn a point for Rovers.

Doyle opened his account in the 16th minute with a hooked finish inside the box from a drilled Rob Hunt cross.

And the 31-year-old was at it again after 35 minutes when he beat Rovers' offside trap before applying a simple finish beyond exposed goalkeeper Adam Smith.

Rovers got themselves back into the game in the 55th minute when Swindon-born Mills stabbed the ball over the line from a Liam Shephard cross.

Doyle was denied his hat-trick in the 70th minutes when, after dinking the ball over Smith, the recovering Liam Kitching scampered back to clear off the line after Keshi Anderson carved Rovers open.

And with virtually the last kick of the game, Mills grabbed his second goal - and a point for Forest Green - after the ball dropped to him in the box.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Smith
  • 22Godwin-Malife
  • 5Mills
  • 20KitchingSubstituted forMcGinleyat 76'minutes
  • 23Mills
  • 2Shephard
  • 14Adams
  • 7WinchesterBooked at 76mins
  • 17FrearSubstituted forCollinsat 65'minutes
  • 29Aitchison
  • 9StevensSubstituted forMortonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bernard
  • 10Collins
  • 13Wollacott
  • 15Morton
  • 18Dawson
  • 19McGinley
  • 25Mondal

Swindon

  • 1Benda
  • 41Caddis
  • 6BaudryBooked at 9mins
  • 3Fryers
  • 24Hunt
  • 11WoolerySubstituted forIandoloat 90+6'minutes
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 90+3'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 10DoughtySubstituted forRoseat 77'minutes
  • 9Yates
  • 28Doyle

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 7Isgrove
  • 14Iandolo
  • 21Curran
  • 23McCormick
  • 27Jaiyesimi
  • 34Zakuani
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
4,216

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

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

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Swindon Town 2.

Foul by Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ellis Iandolo replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Swindon Town 2. Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ebou Adams following a corner.

Attempt missed. Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Shephard with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Keshi Anderson.

Attempt missed. Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nathan McGinley with a cross.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Matt Mills.

Attempt blocked. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keshi Anderson.

Attempt saved. Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Shephard.

Offside, Swindon Town. Kaiyne Woolery tries a through ball, but Eoin Doyle is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Udoka Godwin-Malife.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Ezekiel Fryers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town).

Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Danny Rose replaces Michael Doughty.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Nathan McGinley replaces Liam Kitching because of an injury.

Booking

Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers).

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Morton (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt saved. Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ebou Adams with a through ball.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Mathieu Baudry (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ezekiel Fryers with a cross.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Liam Kitching.

Attempt blocked. Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keshi Anderson.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Attempt blocked. Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ebou Adams.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron Collins replaces Elliott Frear.

Offside, Swindon Town. Keshi Anderson tries a through ball, but Michael Doughty is caught offside.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Morton.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon22134539241543
2Exeter2211743125640
3Crewe21115538241438
4Cheltenham2199333171636
5Bradford2110652819936
6Forest Green2210662618836
7Northampton2210573223935
8Colchester2197529191034
9Plymouth209563022832
10Port Vale227962627-130
11Cambridge227782723428
12Scunthorpe227783028228
13Newport207761918128
14Salford226882431-726
15Leyton Orient226793037-725
16Walsall2266101930-1124
17Mansfield225892831-323
18Crawley225892633-723
19Oldham215882230-823
20Grimsby205692026-621
21Carlisle2256112035-1521
22Macclesfield205961922-318
23Morecambe2246121940-2118
24Stevenage2121091427-1316
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