Rob Atkinson

Rob Atkinson joined Fleetwood on a free transfer last summer

Rob Atkinson scored a dramatic injury-time winner as Fleetwood beat Forest Green to stay top of the league.

Rovers went ahead when Matty Taylor fired home from 18 yards following good work from Liam Henderson.

The Cod Army, who have now won their last four matches, levelled as Magno Vieira converted a rebound after Sam Russell had parried Andy Mangan's shot.

Atkinson won it with his first goal for Fleetwood when he met Mangan's cross and blasted past James Bittner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire:

"We've given them a right good run for their money and both teams had lots of chances.

"There's a strong argument that we didn't deserve to lose and we are that far from being a very decent team.

"They are hanging in there and full of respect for us which is great.

"We are threadbare now but the lads keep turning in the performances."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Forest Green

  • 30 Russell (Bittner - 64' )
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 05 Turley
  • 22 Oshodi
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 18 Allen Booked
  • 21 Thomson
  • 07 Norwood
  • 14 Taylor
  • 24 Henderson (Uwezu - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Bittner
  • 16 Graham
  • 04 Pook
  • 23 Uwezu
  • 29 T Wright

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 02 Beesley
  • 05 McNulty Booked (Atkinson - 17' )
  • 13 Goodall
  • 26 Cavanagh
  • 06 Pond
  • 27 Fowler
  • 31 Rose (Brodie - 60' )
  • 10 Vieira
  • 14 Mangan
  • 33 Vardy (McGuire - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Stephenson
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 18 McGuire
  • 09 Brodie
  • 19 Seddon
Ref: Barratt
Att: 922

Match Stats

Shots

8 13

On target

6 7

Corners

4 7

Fouls

15 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +8:14 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +7:44

Corner taken by Jake Thomson from the left by-line played to the near post, Alan Goodall makes a clearance.

90:00 +6:53

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Brodie. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +6:14

Jamie Turley challenges Alan Goodall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Davies takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +4:54

Peter Cavanagh restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +4:54 Substitution

Substitution Jamie McGuire replaces Jamie Vardy.

90:00 +4:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Uwezu on Peter Cavanagh.

90:00 +3:35

The assist for the goal came from Andy Mangan.

90:00 +3:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Rob Atkinson - Forest Grn 1 - 2 Fleetwood Rob Atkinson finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Forest Green 1-2 Fleetwood Town.

90:00 +3:22

Andy Mangan takes the inswinging corner,

90:00 +3:08

Centre by Alan Goodall, Michael Uwezu manages to make a clearance.

87:01

Lee Fowler takes the outswinging corner, Jared Hodgkiss makes a save.

85:19

Unfair challenge on Matty Taylor by Nathan Pond results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

83:10

Matty Taylor takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

81:45

Corner taken by Jake Thomson from the right by-line, save by Scott Davies.

79:43

Jamie Vardy has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

77:26

Foul by Matty Taylor on Rob Atkinson, free kick awarded. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.

76:14

Nathan Pond challenges Matty Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Jake Thomson from the free kick, save by Scott Davies.

72:04

Lee Fowler concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Uwezu. Free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

71:43

James Norwood takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

70:24

Lee Fowler produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

69:44

Direct free kick taken by Alan Goodall.

69:44 Booking

Booking Chris Allen is shown a yellow card.

69:30

Foul by Chris Allen on Peter Cavanagh, free kick awarded.

68:46 Substitution

Substitution Liam Henderson leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Uwezu.

67:22

Andy Mangan takes a shot. Jared Hodgkiss makes a save.

63:56 Substitution

Substitution James Bittner comes on in place of Sam Russell.

61:31

Centre by Alan Goodall, Close range headed effort by Richard Brodie misses to the right of the goal.

60:43

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Sam Russell makes a save.

59:41 Substitution

Substitution Danny Rose goes off and Richard Brodie comes on.

58:27

Liam Henderson takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

58:02

Magno Vieira produces a cross, Sam Russell makes a save.

57:16

Matty Taylor takes a shot. Nathan Pond gets a block in.

55:14

The ball is delivered by Jamie Vardy.

54:19

Jake Thomson fouled by Peter Cavanagh, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

52:42

Short corner worked by Danny Rose.

52:23

Jamie Vardy takes a shot. Eddie Oshodi gets a block in.

51:03

Matty Taylor fouled by Rob Atkinson, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by Jake Thomson, Close range header by Eddie Oshodi goes over the bar.

50:36

Shot on goal by Jamie Vardy from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

50:11

Danny Rose takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Eddie Oshodi makes a clearance.

50:01

The ball is swung over by Jamie Vardy, clearance made by Jamie Turley.

47:30

The ball is sent over by Matty Taylor.

46:15

Jamie Vardy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Turley. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

45:33

The referee blows for offside against Liam Henderson. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:04

Eddie Oshodi challenges Scott Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Davies.

45:00 +0:16

Chris Allen fouled by Magno Vieira, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jake Thomson from left wing, Scott Davies makes a save.

43:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Magno Vieira - Forest Grn 1 - 1 Fleetwood Goal scored by Magno Vieira from close in low into the middle of the goal. Forest Green 1-1 Fleetwood Town.

43:10

Andy Mangan takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

42:15

The ball is sent over by Magno Vieira, Jamie Vardy takes a shot. Sam Russell makes a save.

41:24

Unfair challenge on Magno Vieira by Chris Stokes results in a free kick. Lee Fowler takes the direct free kick.

40:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jake Thomson from the right by-line.

40:05

Unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by Matty Taylor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan Pond.

38:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Cavanagh on Jake Thomson. Eddie Oshodi restarts play with the free kick.

37:38

Unfair challenge on Matty Taylor by Nathan Pond results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jake Thomson.

34:11

The ball is delivered by Andy Mangan, save made by Sam Russell.

33:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Atkinson by Matty Taylor. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

31:34

Unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by James Norwood results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Peter Cavanagh, James Norwood manages to make a clearance.

30:20

Assist by Liam Henderson.

30:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Matty Taylor - Forest Grn 1 - 0 Fleetwood A goal is scored by Matty Taylor from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Forest Green 1-0 Fleetwood Town.

26:13

Unfair challenge on Jake Thomson by Alan Goodall results in a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

24:30

Unfair challenge on Jake Thomson by Lee Fowler results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Eddie Oshodi.

23:23

Shot from deep inside the area by Rob Atkinson clears the crossbar.

22:29

Jamie Turley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Vardy. Free kick crossed by Lee Fowler, clearance made by Yan Klukowski.

21:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Thomson on Andy Mangan. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

18:57

Danny Rose challenges Matty Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Norwood has an effort direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Scott Davies.

16:41

Steve McNulty is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jake Thomson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Rob Atkinson manages to make a clearance.

16:41 Substitution

Substitution Steve McNulty goes off and Rob Atkinson comes on.

16:41 Booking

Booking Steve McNulty is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

15:36

Matty Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Pond. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

14:49

Short corner taken by Danny Rose from the right by-line.

14:36

Shaun Beeley delivers the ball, Eddie Oshodi manages to make a clearance.

13:51

Peter Cavanagh fouled by Yan Klukowski, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Fowler.

12:45

Jared Hodgkiss sends in a cross, clearance by Steve McNulty.

11:53

The offside flag is raised against Shaun Beeley. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

10:22

Short corner taken by Jake Thomson from the right by-line.

9:29

Matty Taylor fouled by Steve McNulty, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Thomson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

8:53

Unfair challenge on Chris Stokes by Jamie Vardy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

6:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eddie Oshodi by Nathan Pond. Direct free kick taken by Sam Russell.

5:54

Corner taken by Danny Rose from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jamie Turley.

4:05

Unfair challenge on Andy Mangan by Yan Klukowski results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Goodall.

3:30

Foul by Steve McNulty on Matty Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

2:24

Danny Rose takes the outswinging corner, Steve McNulty takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

2:08

Andy Mangan delivers the ball, Jamie Turley makes a clearance.

1:29

Magno Vieira fouled by Yan Klukowski, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Fowler takes the direct free kick.

0:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matty Taylor. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

0:00

The game begins.

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