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Salisbury City 1-4 Forest Green Rovers

James Norwood took his goal tally to nine for the season to help fire Forest Green to their first away win since August at Salisbury.

Dan Fitchett smashed home an equaliser after Norwood put the visitors ahead early.

Danny Wright's volley put Rovers back in front after the break and Yan Klukowski made it 3-1 from the penalty spot after Angus MacDonald's handball.

Norwood struck again late on with a 12-yard finish.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"I'm disappointed with the goals we've conceded.

"Credit to Forest Green. They came and they took their chances and punished our mistakes.

"Goals change games - it was fairly even at half-time, I was confident we could go on and win.

"But we didn't manage to get back in to the game and as you can tell, I'm gutted."

Forest Green manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

"I can't accept that first half. I know it was 1-1 but a few things were said at half-time.

"Running around and rolling up your sleeves is a given for me.

"We were so lethargic I thought my nan was out there, to be honest with you.

"But they responded in the second half and it was a fantastic three points."

Line-ups

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 5J Clarke
  • 6Wilson
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 16DuttonSubstituted forMacDonaldat 70'minutes
  • 14Sinclair
  • 11Frear
  • 7McPheeSubstituted forWrightat 36'minutes
  • 20Fitchett
  • 10LewisSubstituted forWellardat 76'minutes
  • 9White

Substitutes

  • 3Hart
  • 25Bittner
  • 15Wright
  • 8Wellard
  • 23MacDonald

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 15Oshodi
  • 6Bennett
  • 22Green
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 8Klukowski
  • 4BanguraSubstituted forStycheat 90+3'minutes
  • 7NorwoodBooked at 42minsSubstituted forForbesat 90+3'minutes
  • 18Barnes-HomerBooked at 78minsSubstituted forTaylorat 90+5'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 14Taylor
  • 16Racine
  • 11Forbes
  • 19Styche
  • 28McHugh
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
725

Match Stats

Home TeamSalisburyAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salisbury City 1, Forest Green Rovers 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salisbury City 1, Forest Green Rovers 4.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ben Wright (Salisbury City).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reece Styche replaces Al Bangura.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieran Forbes replaces James Norwood.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

  9. Post update

    Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Salisbury City 1, Forest Green Rovers 4. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Wright.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Ben Wright (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Salisbury City 1, Forest Green Rovers 3. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

  18. Post update

    Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  20. Booking

    Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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