Forest Green Rovers recorded their first win of the new Blue Square Bet Premier season against AFC Telford.

Rovers took an early lead when Jamie Collins supplied Aarran Racine, who headed home from close range.

Telford's misery continued when Chris Blackburn turned the ball into his own net to make it 2-0 to the visitors.

The Bucks gave themselves hope through Nathan Rooney, whose shot was tipped round the post by Sam Russell, but they failed to find an equaliser.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 03 Valentine
  • 04 Blackburn
  • 05 Preston
  • 07 Rooney (Spray - 88' )
  • 08 Trainer Booked (Taylor - 82' )
  • 16 St Aimie
  • 18 Leslie
  • 10 Jones
  • 15 Read (Hubbins - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Cudworth
  • 11 Hubbins
  • 19 Taylor
  • 17 Spray
  • 21 Brown

Forest Green

  • 23 Russell
  • 05 Turley
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 16 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21 Racine
  • 11 Forbes (Bangura - 88' )
  • 12 Collins
  • 19 Rowe
  • 09 Styche (Taylor - 64' )
  • 18 Wright
  • 20 Norwood (Marsh - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Bulman
  • 04 Bangura
  • 10 Vieira
  • 14 Taylor
  • 17 Marsh
Ref: Amey
Att: 1,582

Match Stats

Shots

11 3

On target

5 2

Corners

5 5

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:31 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eddie Oshodi on Luke Hubbins. Shot on goal comes in from Kris Taylor from the free kick.

90:00 +0:56

Shot from just outside the box by Ryan Valentine misses to the left of the goal. Kieron St Aimie challenges Aarron Racine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

90:00 +0:37

Ben Wright challenges Will Salmon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

88:48

Corner taken left-footed by Steve Leslie from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jamie Turley.

87:02 Substitution

Substitution Alhassan Bangura replaces Keiron Forbes.

87:02 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Telford) makes a substitution, with James Spray coming on for Nathan Rooney.

85:09

Steve Jones takes a shot. Save made by Sam Russell. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steve Leslie, Chris Blackburn takes a shot. Sam Russell makes a save.

84:29

Shot from 20 yards from Steve Leslie. Aarron Racine gets a block in.

83:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins by Keiron Forbes. Chris Blackburn takes the direct free kick.

81:40 Substitution

Substitution Kris Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Phil Trainer.

80:08

Ben Wright takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Phil Trainer makes a clearance.

75:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Marsh by Nathan Rooney. Ben Wright takes the direct free kick.

74:32

Matty Taylor is caught offside. Ryan Valentine takes the direct free kick.

74:00

The offside flag is raised against Phil Marsh. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

73:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Collins by Nathan Rooney. Jamie Turley takes the direct free kick.

71:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aarron Racine on Kieron St Aimie. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.

70:21 Substitution

Substitution Phil Marsh comes on in place of James Norwood.

68:17

Ryan Valentine fouled by Ben Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Steve Leslie, clearance made by Eddie Oshodi.

67:27

Shot from deep inside the area by Chris Blackburn goes over the bar.

66:52

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steve Leslie.

65:23

Foul by Nathan Rooney on Ed Asafu-Adjaye, free kick awarded. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

63:25 Substitution

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

62:43

Ed Asafu-Adjaye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

61:35

Unfair challenge on Jamie Turley by Steve Leslie results in a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

59:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Rooney - AFC Telf'd 1 - 2 Forest Grn Nathan Rooney finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Telford 1-2 Forest Green.

58:24

Phil Trainer takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

54:42

Luke Hubbins takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Steve Leslie, Header from deep inside the area by Phil Trainer goes over the bar.

53:13

Ben Wright takes a outswinging corner.

51:35

Reece Styche fouled by Daniel Preston, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Wright.

51:11

The official flags Steve Jones offside. Aarron Racine takes the direct free kick.

49:25

Corner from right by-line taken by Ben Wright.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jake Reid goes off and Luke Hubbins comes on.

45:00 +1:30 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:11

Ben Wright takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:11 Booking

Booking Phil Trainer receives a caution.

44:58

Unfair challenge on Reece Styche by Phil Trainer results in a free kick.

39:22

Reece Styche provided the assist for the goal.

39:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Blackburn - AFC Telf'd 0 - 2 Forest Grn An own goal is scored by Chris Blackburn. AFC Telford 0-2 Forest Green.

39:22

Centre by Reece Styche,

36:12

Outswinging corner taken by Ben Wright from the right by-line, Daniel Preston makes a clearance.

33:52

Eddie Oshodi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Leslie. Steve Leslie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Sam Russell makes a comfortable save.

31:50

James Norwood fouled by Jake Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

28:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Norwood by Will Salmon. Ben Wright delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

28:00

Unfair challenge on Will Salmon by Reece Styche results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

27:07

The offside flag is raised against Steve Jones. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

26:19

Corner taken by Ben Wright played to the near post, Ryan Valentine manages to make a clearance.

25:13

Reece Styche is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

22:14

Shot by Reece Styche from just outside the area goes over the net.

20:48

Foul by Eddie Oshodi on Jake Reid, free kick awarded. Ryan Valentine takes the direct free kick.

18:04

Corner taken left-footed by Steve Leslie to the near post, save made by Sam Russell.

17:45

The ball is crossed by James Norwood, clearance by Will Salmon.

16:28

Jake Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Eddie Oshodi. Direct free kick taken by Sam Russell.

13:14

Foul by Jamie Collins on Will Salmon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Will Salmon.

10:05

Kieron St Aimie challenges Jamie Turley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

9:05

Long range shot by Steve Leslie goes wide right of the goal.

7:43

Keiron Forbes concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Trainer. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

6:11

Foul by Ryan Valentine on James Norwood, free kick awarded. Ben Wright delivers the ball, Paul Green takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

4:33

Assist by Jamie Collins.

4:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Aarron Racine - AFC Telf'd 0 - 1 Forest Grn Aarron Racine finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. AFC Telford 0-1 Forest Green.

3:58

Phil Trainer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Rowe. Free kick taken by Ed Asafu-Adjaye.

3:45

Unfair challenge on Jamie Collins by Nathan Rooney results in a free kick. Jamie Collins takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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