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League Position 2022 - 2023

Pos

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

DIFF

PTS

15

FLEETWOOD TOWN

4

1

2

1

4

4

0

5

16

SHREWSBURY TOWN

4

1

2

1

2

2

0

5

17

FOREST GREEN ROV

3

1

1

1

4

4

0

4

18

PORT VALE

4

1

1

2

3

7

-4

4

19

OXFORD UNITED

4

1

0

3

2

4

-2

3

20

WYCOMBE WAND

4

1

0

3

5

8

-3

3

21

M K DONS

4

1

0

3

2

6

-4

3

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Match Report
Hendry scores Late Goal
to give Forest Green the Win 
Bristol Rovers  1 - 2  Forest Green Rovers
By Ashley Loveridge for the Stroud Times.

One swallow does not make a summer, but sizzling Forest Green certainly hit the dizzy heights in a thrilling victory at west country rivals Bristol Rovers.

New boss Ian Burchnall got his tenure at Forest Green to a flyer as Regan Hendry’s sumptuous chip from outside the box, with sixt seconds left on the watch, handed the League One newbies a winning start.

Earlier, it was Bristol Rovers, roared on by a vociferous home crowd, who made the brightest start. However, Forest Green nullified the Gas and grew into the game and had the better opportunities. Baily Cargill almost induced the Mem into a collective gulp when his thumping header was gloved over by the outstanding James Belshaw from a pin-point Hendry cross. At the other end, the previously under employed Luke McGee was on his mettle to gather a Harry Anderson stinger.

It was end-to-end – McGee’s torpedo kick saw Kyle McAllister, one of four impressive debuts, watch his header clawed to safety by Belshaw.

Forest Green were strutting their stuff – Jordan Moore-Taylor’s exquisite ball saw Reece Brown kill the ball and fizz a sumptuous strike that Belshaw tipped to safety. Forest Green smelt blood. Belshaw was at it again – frustrating McAllister, David Davis and then watching Jamille Matt’s strike canon off the foot of the post.

The second-half Bristol Rovers storm failed to come and it was Forest Green who took the lead when Moore-Taylor got on the end of Hendry’s corner to nod in on 55 minutes.

Forest Green went for the jugular. The impressive Corey O’Keefe thought he had made it 2-0 when slotting home in a flowing move instigated by McAllister and Brown, only to be denied by a contentious flag.

Joey Barton’s Gas netted parity on 71 minutes. Aaron Collins ghosting into the box to score against his former club.

In the dying embers of the contest it was Hendry who made history. A one-two with McAllister saw the flying scotsman arch his strike over the sprawling Belshaw with a minute to go.


FOREST GREEN ROVERS: McGee, McKeeffe (Casey 86), Cargill, Stevenson, Hendry, Matt, Moore-Taylor, McAllister (Bernard 90+5) , Godwin-Malife, Davis, Brown (Marsh 82).

SUBS NOT USED: Thomas, Little, Jones, Bunker

REFEREE: Robert Lewis.