The FA Cup
Forest GreenForest Green Rovers3ExeterExeter City3

Forest Green Rovers 3-3 Exeter City

Jayden Stockley scored a dramatic equaliser deep into stoppage time after Exeter recovered from surrendering the lead in the final few minutes to earn a thrilling draw at Forest Green.

The Grecians had been 2-1 ahead until the 88th minute but two late goals looked to have given the hosts a dramatic victory, only for a Stockley header to force an FA Cup second-round replay.

After a good early spell for the hosts, marksman Christian Doidge netted the opener after 26 minutes, latching on to a Reece Brown through ball before firing under goalkeeper Christy Pym.

The equaliser came against the run of play after 58 minutes when Grecians skipper Jordan Moore-Taylor headed home.

Stockley fired Exeter ahead after meeting a Hiram Boateng cross and volleying into the net six minutes later.

Mark Cooper's side secured a late leveller when Scott Laird headed home before Doidge thought he had fired home the winner in the second minute of added time.

But, two minutes later, a corner came into the box and Stockley headed home his second of the afternoon before Forest Green manager Cooper was sent off for kicking a bottle.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Collins
  • 2Bennett
  • 21Roberts
  • 20Iacovitti
  • 33James
  • 10BrownSubstituted forStevensat 82'minutes
  • 5Collins
  • 3Laird
  • 17Wishart
  • 9Doidge
  • 11BugielSubstituted forCorreia Gomesat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Cooper
  • 19Randall-Hurren
  • 23Russell
  • 25Correia Gomes
  • 35Stevens

Exeter

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Archibald-HenvilleSubstituted forHarleyat 55'minutes
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 22WilsonSubstituted forTillsonat 65'minutes
  • 4James
  • 25Taylor
  • 44BoatengBooked at 39mins
  • 21Moxey
  • 11Stockley
  • 19McAlindenSubstituted forReidat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 6Tillson
  • 7Harley
  • 13Hamon
  • 20Jay
  • 28Edwards
  • 33Reid
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,250

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Exeter City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Exeter City 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

  4. Post update

    Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Reid (Exeter City).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Delay in match (Exeter City). Video Review.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Exeter City 3. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lloyd James with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dale Bennett.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Exeter City 2. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Stevens following a fast break.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dale Bennett.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Toni Correia Gomes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Exeter City 2. Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Doidge.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jordan Stevens replaces Reece Brown.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Reuben Reid replaces Liam McAlinden.

Top Stories

Elsewhere on the BBC