Forest Green 3-1 Tamworth

Forest Green continued their move up the Blue Square Bet Premier table by seeing off Tamworth to go ninth.

Rovers led through Jake Thomson's dipping free-kick but Nabil Shariff levelled the scores from 12 yards out.

The hosts led at the break courtesy of Chris Stokes' drilled effort into the bottom corner.

Victory was secure when Patrick Kanyuka fouled Matty Taylor in the box and Yan Klukowski fired his penalty past put Jonathan Hedge.

The Gloucestershire side, who have won six out of their last eight league games, are now just three points off the play-off places.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Forest Green

  • 01 Bittner
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 05 Turley
  • 22 Oshodi
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 11 Forbes
  • 21 Thomson
  • 14 Taylor
  • 23 Uwezu (Rowe - 81' )
  • 24 Henderson (Griffin - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Locke
  • 12 Imudia
  • 16 Graham
  • 19 Rowe
  • 10 Griffin

Tamworth

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Tait
  • 03 Habergham
  • 05 Francis
  • 16 Green
  • 24 Kanyuka Booked
  • 10 St Aimie Booked
  • 12 McDonald (Farah - 70' )
  • 14 Patterson
  • 19 Barrow (Thomas - 58' )
  • 22 Sharif (Mills - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Courtney
  • 11 Thomas
  • 32 Farah
  • 09 Mills
  • 23 Christie
Ref: Bull
Att: 732

Match Stats

Shots

4 6

On target

2 3

Corners

1 3

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:50

The official flags James Rowe offside. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

90:00 +3:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Kanyuka on Keiron Forbes. James Bittner takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:03

Matty Taylor is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

90:00 +0:59 Substitution

Substitution Liam Henderson goes off and Charlie Griffin comes on.

87:18

The official flags Matty Taylor offside. Francino Francis takes the direct free kick.

85:18

Kyle Patterson challenges Jamie Turley unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

82:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Stokes by Kyle Patterson. Direct free kick taken by James Bittner.

80:10

Jake Thomson produces a cross, Jonathan Hedge makes a save.

80:10 Substitution

Substitution Michael Uwezu goes off and James Rowe comes on.

80:10

Keiron Forbes fouled by Kieron St Aimie, the ref awards a free kick.

79:17

Foul by Kieron St Aimie on Eddie Oshodi, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Bittner.

77:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Uwezu. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

76:14 Booking

Booking Caution for Kieron St Aimie.

75:19

Unfair challenge on Liam Henderson by Kieron St Aimie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

74:24

A cross is delivered by Paul Green, Kieron St Aimie takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.

72:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Yan Klukowski - Forest Grn 3 - 1 Tamworth Yan Klukowski scores a placed penalty. Forest Green 3-1 Tamworth.

70:58

Penalty awarded for a foul by Patrick Kanyuka on Matty Taylor.

69:22 Substitution

Substitution Liam McDonald goes off and Ibrahim Farah comes on.

67:43

Yan Klukowski concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam McDonald. The ball is sent over by Liam McDonald, Francino Francis takes a shot. James Bittner makes a save.

66:55

Richard Tait fouled by Jake Thomson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Liam McDonald from right wing, clearance made by Jamie Turley.

64:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Uwezu by Kieron St Aimie. Direct free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

57:24 Substitution

Substitution Scott Barrow leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Thomas.

57:24 Substitution

Substitution (Tamworth) makes a substitution, with Danny Mills coming on for Nabil Shariff.

55:34

Kieron St Aimie takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.

54:54

Matty Taylor is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

52:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Henderson on Patrick Kanyuka. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

49:16

The ball is swung over by Jake Thomson, save by Jonathan Hedge.

48:44

Foul by Kyle Patterson on Chris Stokes, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

45:16

Unfair challenge on Richard Tait by Michael Uwezu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Tait.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:38 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:23

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam McDonald from the right by-line, save made by James Bittner.

44:37

Centre by Scott Barrow, save by James Bittner.

41:29

Matty Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hedge. Jonathan Hedge takes the direct free kick.

38:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Stokes - Forest Grn 2 - 1 Tamworth A goal is scored by Chris Stokes from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Forest Green 2-1 Tamworth.

37:31

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jake Thomson, Paul Green makes a clearance.

37:19

Yan Klukowski delivers the ball, clearance by Patrick Kanyuka.

33:36

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jake Thomson from right wing, save by Jonathan Hedge.

33:36 Booking

Booking Patrick Kanyuka goes into the referee's book.

33:23

The referee gives a free kick against Patrick Kanyuka for handball.

32:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Barrow on Jamie Turley. Direct free kick taken by James Bittner.

31:35

Scott Barrow challenges Jared Hodgkiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Bittner.

31:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Tait by Liam Henderson. Richard Tait takes the direct free kick.

29:48

Corner taken left-footed by Liam McDonald from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Nabil Shariff misses to the left of the goal.

29:37

The ball is crossed by Paul Green, Michael Uwezu gets a block in.

27:30

Paul Green fouled by Keiron Forbes, the ref awards a free kick. Liam McDonald delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Chris Stokes.

25:57

Chris Stokes delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Liam Henderson misses to the left of the goal.

23:16

Centre by Jared Hodgkiss, save by Jonathan Hedge.

21:36

The ball is delivered by Scott Barrow, Header on goal by Kieron St Aimie from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

18:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Nabil Shariff - Forest Grn 1 - 1 Tamworth Goal scored by Nabil Shariff from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Forest Green 1-1 Tamworth.

18:24

Kyle Patterson fouled by Jake Thomson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kanyuka.

16:34

Richard Tait delivers the ball, save by James Bittner.

16:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yan Klukowski on Francino Francis. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

14:47

Chris Stokes provided the assist for the goal.

14:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Thomson - Forest Grn 1 - 0 Tamworth Jake Thomson finds the net with a shot from the free kick from 18 yards. Forest Green 1-0 Tamworth.

14:15

Chris Stokes fouled by Nabil Shariff, the ref awards a free kick.

11:46

The ball is sent over by Scott Barrow, Jamie Turley makes a clearance.

8:59

Richard Tait produces a cross, clearance by Jared Hodgkiss.

0:49

Corner taken by Liam McDonald from the right by-line, comfortable save by James Bittner.

0:12

Shot from outside the area by Yan Klukowski misses to the left of the goal.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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