Dartford 0-1 Forest Green

Yan Klukowski's fine volley sealed all three points for Forest Green against Dartford in a bad-tempered game which saw two red cards produced.

Klukowski's wonderful shot arrowed into the top left corner to give Rovers the lead.

Harry Crawford was then sent off for the Darts after an off-the-ball incident with Aarran Racine.

Jamie Turley's red, for a foul on Lee Noble, evened up the numbers but Rovers held on for the win.

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Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire:

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Hockaday content with 'ugly' win

"I'm very proud of them. We've kept a clean sheet and we've hung tough.

"We made it difficult for ourselves and won ugly but they didn't really trouble us.

"I can go on about all the things we should have done but it's three points and a clean sheet.

"I believe we are back in the play-off position and that's where we want to stay."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Dartford

  • 12 Bettinelli
  • 02 Rose (Green - 86' )
  • 04 Champion (Collier - 81' )
  • 06 Bonner
  • 16 Arber
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 14 Noble
  • 20 Burns
  • 07 Hayes Booked (Erskine - 65' )
  • 11 Harris
  • 21 Crawford Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 01 Wells
  • 03 Green
  • 13 Rogers
  • 15 Collier
  • 09 Erskine

Forest Green

  • 23 Russell Booked
  • 05 Turley Dismissed
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 16 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21 Racine
  • 22 Green
  • 04 Bangura
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 28 Brogan (Stokes - 58' )
  • 14 Taylor (Vieira - 81' )
  • 20 Norwood (Koroma - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 19 Rowe
  • 07 Koroma
  • 10 Vieira
Ref: Kinseley
Att: 915

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

3 8

Corners

3 2

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:39 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:58

Corner taken by Lee Noble from the right by-line, Eddie Oshodi makes a clearance.

90:00 +4:14 Booking

Booking Sam Russell receives a caution.

90:00 +3:08

Eddie Oshodi challenges Jacob Erskine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Elliot Bradbrook has an effort direct from the free kick.

89:58

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

87:22 Substitution

Substitution Omar Koroma joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Norwood.

85:26

Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

85:26 Substitution

Substitution Adam Green is brought on as a substitute for Richard Rose.

85:26

James Norwood fouled by Lee Noble, the ref awards a free kick.

84:30

Centre by Ed Asafu-Adjaye, Magno Vieira takes a shot. Tom Bonner gets a block in.

83:25

The ball is swung over by Lee Burns. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble from the right by-line, save made by Sam Russell.

80:53 Substitution

Substitution Tom Champion leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Collier.

80:14 Substitution

Substitution Magno Vieira replaces Matt Taylor.

79:38

The ball is delivered by Richard Rose, Aarran Racine makes a clearance.

78:08

Chris Stokes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marcus Bettinelli restarts play with the free kick.

77:23

The ball is crossed by James Norwood. Inswinging corner taken by Yan Klukowski, Mark Arber makes a clearance.

74:29

Richard Rose sends in a cross, Paul Green makes a clearance.

72:38

Aarran Racine concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Harris. Strike comes in from Lee Noble from the free kick, blocked by Paul Green.

72:24

Richard Rose produces a cross, Chris Stokes manages to make a clearance.

71:03

A cross is delivered by Mark Arber, clearance by Ed Asafu-Adjaye.

70:36

The ball is swung over by Mark Arber.

67:48

Matt Taylor takes a shot. Tom Champion gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski to the near post, clearance made by Jacob Erskine.

67:13

Centre by Mark Arber, clearance made by Eddie Oshodi.

66:12

Danny Harris produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

65:18

Foul by Tom Champion on James Norwood, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Yan Klukowski, blocked by Richard Rose.

64:16 Substitution

Substitution Jacob Erskine on for Ryan Hayes.

57:01 Substitution

Substitution Chris Stokes replaces Steve Brogan.

56:46

Yan Klukowski sends in a cross.

56:21

Richard Rose delivers the ball, save made by Sam Russell.

55:13

James Norwood takes a shot. Marcus Bettinelli makes a save.

52:26

Shot by Richard Rose from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

47:25

James Norwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Burns. Direct free kick taken by Lee Burns.

47:02

Ryan Hayes takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

46:42

Danny Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Green. Paul Green restarts play with the free kick.

45:15

Tom Champion sends in a cross. The official flags Danny Harris offside. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:55

Lee Noble takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

45:00 +0:42

The ball is delivered by Mark Arber, Header from close in by Tom Champion bounces off the post.

43:36

Ryan Hayes produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

42:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Harris by Aarran Racine. Tom Champion takes the direct free kick.

41:36

Matt Taylor takes a shot. James Norwood takes a shot. Tom Champion gets a block in. Tom Champion gets a block in.

40:22

Lee Noble takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Green.

36:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Green on Lee Noble. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Bonner.

35:22

Shot by Lee Noble from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

33:11

Close range effort by Danny Harris goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32:33

James Norwood fouled by Richard Rose, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Brogan.

31:41

Lee Burns crosses the ball.

30:14

James Norwood takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

26:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Norwood on Lee Burns. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

25:17

A cross is delivered by James Norwood, Tom Champion manages to make a clearance.

23:56 Booking

Booking The referee shows Ryan Hayes a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

23:44

Foul by Ryan Hayes on Eddie Oshodi, free kick awarded. Steve Brogan takes the free kick.

20:20

Richard Rose delivers the ball, Eddie Oshodi makes a clearance.

19:41

Foul by Paul Green on Lee Noble, free kick awarded. Mark Arber restarts play with the free kick.

17:33

Tom Bonner takes the free kick.

17:33 Dismissal

Dismissal Jamie Turley shown a red card.

17:15

Foul by Jamie Turley on Lee Noble, free kick awarded.

14:46

Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

14:46 Dismissal

Dismissal Harry Crawford is sent off.

14:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Crawford on Aarran Racine.

13:14

Steve Brogan is penalised for a handball. Marcus Bettinelli restarts play with the free kick.

10:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Yan Klukowski - Dartford 0 - 1 Forest Grn A goal is scored by Yan Klukowski from deep inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Dartford 0-1 Forest Green.

9:46

Unfair challenge on Matt Taylor by Mark Arber results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Brogan.

9:02

James Norwood has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

6:05

Eddie Oshodi challenges Danny Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Harry Crawford.

2:17

Corner taken by Danny Harris, Sam Russell makes a save.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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