AFC Telford moved six points clear of the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone with a win over a Forest Green side who played 72 minutes with 10 men.

Chris Sharp headed the Bucks ahead when he converted from Will Salmon's right-wing cross after only eight minutes.

Rovers then had Chris Todd sent off for foul and abusive language after an altercation with Marlon Jackson.

Sharp added a second with a shot from six yards and he, Jackson and Jonathan Brown all missed further chances.

Forest Green winger James Norwood received a second yellow card for his part in a last minute fracas after he had already been substituted.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Hockaday 'let down' by Todd red card

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire:

"There were a few of the boys not quite at it mentally tonight.

"I'm disappointed we didn't get something in the second half as we deserved it but the first half we shot ourselves in the foot.

"It was a poor challenge (by Chris Todd) and it was a red card. He's let everybody down.

"You can't make those challenges in the modern game and as soon as he did it we thought 'red'."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 06 Killock
  • 18 Blackburn
  • 23 Valentine
  • 08 Trainer
  • 20 Davies (Smith - 86' )
  • 09 Perry Booked (Proudlock - 69' )
  • 19 Jackson
  • 22 Brown
  • 25 Sharp (Cain - 90' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 32 Robinson
  • 17 Clough
  • 27 Smith
  • 28 Cain
  • 31 Proudlock

Forest Green

  • 30 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes Booked
  • 05 Turley
  • 06 Todd Dismissed
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 11 Forbes (Henderson - 62' )
  • 28 J Collins
  • 07 Norwood (Styche - 81' )
  • 14 Taylor (Graham - 45' )
  • 23 Uwezu

Substitutes

  • 16 Graham
  • 04 Pook
  • 09 Styche
  • 24 Henderson
  • 29 T Wright
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 1,674

Match Stats

Shots

10 5

On target

5 3

Corners

6 7

Fouls

14 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:02 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +5:46 Booking

Booking Booking for Ashley Cain.

90:00 +5:28 Booking

Booking Booking for Chris Stokes for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:01 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Cain joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Sharp.

90:00 +1:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against Reece Styche. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

89:12

Jonathan Brown has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85:43 Substitution

Substitution Richard Davies leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Smith.

84:26

Foul by Chris Blackburn on Reece Styche, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Yan Klukowski.

80:32 Substitution

Substitution Reece Styche on for James Norwood.

80:32

Richard Davies fouled by Jamie Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Brown takes the free kick.

80:05

The ball is crossed by Liam Henderson, save by Ryan Young.

78:14

Foul by Marlon Jackson on Jared Hodgkiss, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Yan Klukowski.

77:43

Unfair challenge on Michael Uwezu by Phil Trainer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jared Hodgkiss.

76:23

Shot by Marlon Jackson from outside the box goes over the target.

74:28

Inswinging corner taken by Yan Klukowski.

73:57

Yan Klukowski takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Blackburn.

70:38

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line played to the near post, Chris Blackburn makes a clearance.

68:53 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Perry goes off and Adam Proudlock comes on.

67:29

Inswinging corner taken by Yan Klukowski.

65:38

Effort on goal by Marlon Jackson from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

64:29 Booking

Booking Kyle Perry is shown a yellow card.

63:56

Kyle Perry concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Collins. Direct free kick taken by Sam Russell.

61:08 Substitution

Substitution Keiron Forbes leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Henderson.

60:52

Chris Sharp has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

56:53

Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Brown, Jamie Turley makes a clearance.

56:38

Kyle Perry takes a shot. Jamie Turley gets a block in.

54:42

James Norwood takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

54:20

Yan Klukowski takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

53:26

Jonathan Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Collins. Yan Klukowski restarts play with the free kick, Phil Trainer produces a cross.

51:42

Jonathan Brown is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

49:14

Volleyed right-footed shot by Richard Davies. Blocked by Chris Stokes.

48:31

Jonathan Brown decides to take a short corner.

47:32

Unfair challenge on Jamie Collins by Chris Sharp results in a free kick. Chris Stokes takes the free kick.

47:05

Kyle Perry handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Russell.

45:51

Corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski, Jonathan Brown manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +3:01 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:49

Chris Blackburn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Uwezu. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

44:22 Substitution

Substitution (Forest Green) makes a substitution, with Luke Graham coming on for Matty Taylor.

44:22

James Norwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Valentine. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

41:42

A cross is delivered by Ryan Valentine, save made by Sam Russell.

40:59

Jamie Collins takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

40:10

Unfair challenge on James Norwood by Ryan Valentine results in a free kick. Jamie Collins takes the free kick.

39:53

Shot from just outside the area by Jonathan Brown misses to the left of the target.

37:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Sharp - AFC Telf'd 2 - 0 Forest Grn Chris Sharp finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Telford 2-0 Forest Green.

36:59

Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Brown.

33:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matty Taylor by Chris Blackburn. Direct free kick taken by Sam Russell.

31:08

Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Brown.

28:41

Jonathan Brown takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

27:05

Jonathan Brown sends in a cross, blocked by Sam Russell.

25:19

Unfair challenge on Keiron Forbes by Phil Trainer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Collins.

24:44

The ball is swung over by Will Salmon.

22:19

Jonathan Brown decides to take a short corner.

21:05

Effort on goal by Keiron Forbes from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

20:35

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line, clearance by Will Salmon.

20:04

Yan Klukowski decides to take a short corner.

19:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Perry on Jamie Turley. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

17:03 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Chris Todd a red card for foul and abusive language.

16:51

Foul by Chris Todd on Marlon Jackson, free kick awarded. Jonathan Brown restarts play with the free kick.

15:19

Jared Hodgkiss fouled by Kyle Perry, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell takes the direct free kick.

14:37

Michael Uwezu handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

13:04

Unfair challenge on Kyle Perry by Jamie Turley results in a free kick. Jonathan Brown delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

9:04

Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Brown from the left by-line, Michael Uwezu makes a clearance.

7:10

Assist by Will Salmon.

7:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Sharp - AFC Telf'd 1 - 0 Forest Grn Chris Sharp finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. AFC Telford 1-0 Forest Green.

4:16

Unfair challenge on Shane Killock by Matty Taylor results in a free kick. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

1:49

Unfair challenge on James Norwood by Chris Sharp results in a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

0:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Killock on Matty Taylor. Shot comes in from Chris Stokes from the free kick, clearance made by Will Salmon.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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