Lee Hughes claimed a second-half equaliser as Forest Green secured a 1-1 draw at Aldershot to move a point clear at the top of the Football Conference.

The former West Brom striker headed home from a Rob Sinclair cross on 58 minutes after a spell of pressure.

Brett Williams had given the hosts a half-time lead from the penalty spot after David Pipe brought down Jordan Roberts in the box.

Forest Green have ten points from four games, with Aldershot on seven points.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Andy Scott: Aldershot boss after Forest Green draw

"You know it was a very tough game against a tough team but I thought, particularly in the first half, we were outstanding with some of the football we played.

"We probably needed that second goal just to give us some breathing space because we knew with their quality they are going to create chances.

"Our goalkeeper played very well and made some good saves when he needed to but two sides were going at it and trying to win it.

"I thought it was a good advert for the league with the players on show."

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Pennock on Forest Green v Aldershot

"Their man-of-the-match was their 'keeper, he made three great saves in the second half.

"I was disappointed with the first half and said a few words at half time.

"We came out in the second half all guns blazing and that was much better."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Aldershot Town

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Oastler
  • 12 Gibbs
  • 04 Lathrope
  • 05 Wilson
  • 06 Barker (Tonkin - 39' )
  • 08 Molesley (N'Guessan - 63' )
  • 14 Roberts
  • 11 Scott
  • 09 Williams (Fitchett - 79' )
  • 07 Hatton

Substitutes

  • 03 Tonkin
  • 10 Fitchett
  • 13 Thomas
  • 18 N'Guessan
  • 19 Derry

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 26 Coles
  • 03 Stokes
  • 08 Wedgbury
  • 12 Kamdjo
  • 05 Oliver
  • 02 Pipe
  • 19 Sinclair (Norwood - 85' )
  • 11 Hughes
  • 20 Parkin
  • 18 Frear

Substitutes

  • 07 Norwood
  • 10 Kelly
  • 13 Arnold
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 25 Rodgers
Ref: Nick Kinseley
Att: 2,006

Match Stats

Shots

5 9

On target

2 8

Corners

0 0

Fouls

6 6

Live Text Commentary

+3:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

90:00 +2:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

90:00 +0:51

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

89:17

Corner, Aldershot Town.

84:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood replaces Rob Sinclair.

84:15

Attempt missed. Glenn Wilson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Hatton.

83:47

Corner, Aldershot Town.

78:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett replaces Brett Williams.

78:19

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.

77:06

Hand ball by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

74:36

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.

71:22

Attempt missed. Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

70:04

Offside, Aldershot Town. Joseph N'Guessan tries a through ball, but Joseph N'Guessan is caught offside.

67:56

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.

65:04

Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.

64:20

Foul by David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers).

64:20

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

62:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Joseph N'Guessan replaces Mark Molesley because of an injury.

62:36

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

60:20

Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

60:20

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

59:38

Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

59:38

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

57:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rob Sinclair.

57:05

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

56:34

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

55:57

Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

53:47

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers).

53:47

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

49:40

Corner, Aldershot Town.

49:22

Attempt saved. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

49:00

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

49:00

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

47:28

Attempt saved. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

45:27

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

45:27

Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Aldershot Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

44:55

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

44:55

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

42:01

Corner, Aldershot Town.

40:17

Attempt saved. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

39:39

Corner, Aldershot Town.

38:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Anthony Tonkin replaces Chris Barker because of an injury.

36:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 0. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

35:53

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

35:53

Penalty Aldershot Town. Jordan Roberts draws a foul in the penalty area.

35:24

Attempt saved. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

34:29

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

26:14

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

25:32

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

23:20

Attempt saved. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

22:18

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.

17:05

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

17:05

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

10:57

Offside, Aldershot Town. Jordan Roberts tries a through ball, but Jordan Roberts is caught offside.

7:52

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

7:52

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

7:17

Attempt missed. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

5:25

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

2:44

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

2:44

Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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