Yan Klukowski set play-off-chasing Forest Green on their way to victory over lowly Tamworth.

Klukowski tucked home his ninth of the season to put Rovers ahead, before the Lambs' Jack Evans forced Sam Russell into a save with a 30-yard volley.

James Norwood doubled Forest Green's lead from 18 yards.

Matt Godden gave the Lambs hope of a comeback from the penalty spot after being fouled by Aarran Rancine, who saw red for his foul, but Rovers held on.

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"What a great result! For us to take nine points in the week is fantastic and I'm really chuffed.

"The effort, attitude and mental strength that we've shown was absolutely fantastic.

"I think we could and should have scored another four or five more goals, maybe I'm being greedy but I'll take the three points."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 01 Belford
  • 04 Townsend Booked (Caprice - 64' )
  • 34 Keane
  • 02 Evans
  • 06 Richards-Everton
  • 11 Thornton (Reindorf - 67' )
  • 32 Mahon
  • 07 Kerry
  • 26 Barnes-Homer (Woolery - 77' )
  • 14 Godden
  • 17 Peniket

Substitutes

  • 12 Caprice
  • 23 Wren
  • 08 Baker
  • 18 Woolery
  • 05 Reindorf

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 16 Racine Dismissed
  • 03 Stokes (Hodgkiss - 46' )
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 22 Green
  • 05 Turley
  • 08 Klukowski (Hughes - 54' Booked )
  • 24 Kelly
  • 04 Bangura (Barry - 79' )
  • 14 Taylor Booked
  • 07 Norwood

Substitutes

  • 23 Barry
  • 21 White
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 29 Hughes
  • 09 Wright
Ref: Karl Evans
Att: 736

Match Stats

Shots

11 16

On target

4 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 15

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tamworth 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tamworth 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

90:00 +4:45

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

90:00 +3:57

Offside, Tamworth. Richard Peniket tries a through ball, but Richard Peniket is caught offside.

90:00 +3:00 Booking

Booking Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:49

Foul by Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth).

90:00 +2:49

Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:20

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

90:00 +1:32 Booking

Booking Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:16

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

90:00 +1:16

Jordan Keane (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:41

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

90:00 +0:41

Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:16

Attempt saved. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Lloyd Kerry.

88:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

87:55 Dismissal

Dismissal Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

87:11

Penalty conceded by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

87:11

Penalty Tamworth. Matthew Godden draws a foul in the penalty area.

84:15

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

81:45

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

78:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Anthony Barry replaces Al Bangura.

78:17

Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lloyd Kerry.

77:26

Corner, Tamworth.

77:10

Attempt blocked. Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lloyd Kerry.

76:43

Corner, Tamworth.

76:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

74:39

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

74:39

Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

73:57

Foul by Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth).

73:57

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

73:37

Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Turley.

71:42

Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

68:19

Attempt blocked. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:39

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

67:39

Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

66:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Jessy Reindorf replaces Kevin Thornton.

65:38

Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

65:38

Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

64:39

Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

63:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Jake Caprice replaces Michael Townsend because of an injury.

63:51

Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

63:51

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

61:39

Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

60:27

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

59:09

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

58:30

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

56:46

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

56:31

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

56:07

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

54:47

Corner, Tamworth.

53:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces Yan Klukowski.

51:53

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

51:04

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

49:45

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

49:45

Jack Evans (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

46:35

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jared Hodgkiss replaces Chris Stokes.

45:00

Second Half begins Tamworth 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

45:00 +2:52 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tamworth 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

45:00 +1:17

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

45:00 +1:17

Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

45:00 +0:28

Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

45:00 +0:28

Cameron Belford (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

44:07

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

41:44

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

41:44

Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

41:00

Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

40:41

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

40:41

Michael Townsend (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

40:25

Attempt blocked. Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

39:45

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

39:45

Jack Evans (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

35:29

Offside, Tamworth. Richard Peniket tries a through ball, but Richard Peniket is caught offside.

35:15

Attempt blocked. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

35:00

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

35:00

Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

33:42

Hand ball by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

31:52

Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

31:09

Corner, Tamworth.

30:13

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

30:13

Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

28:02

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

27:15

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

27:15

Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

26:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 0, Forest Green Rovers 2. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

26:00

Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

26:00

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

24:06 Booking

Booking Michael Townsend (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23:46

Foul by Michael Townsend (Tamworth).

23:46

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

20:52

Attempt missed. Jordan Keane (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

20:21

Corner, Tamworth.

17:24

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

17:24

Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

15:11

Attempt saved. Jack Evans (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

12:33

Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

12:33

Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

10:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

5:53

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

4:54

Corner, Tamworth.

0:05

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

0:05

Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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