Scott Bartlett takes charge of Forest Green Rovers against Dartford at the New Lawn today
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- ACADEMY boss Scott Bartlett takes charge of managerless Forest Green for the visit of Dartford today.
- Bartlett steps in for interim boss Gary Seward, who left the New Lawn on Monday.
- The former Salisbury City captain and Forest Green defender is aiming to halt a losing run of five games.
- Bartlett makes two changes to a Rovers side who were dumped out of the FA Cup last weekend. Defender Dale Bennett returns and fans’ favourite James Norwood is back after suspension. Bartlett also hands the captain’s armband to defender Jamie Turley.
James Norwood's fourth goal of the season in the first half handed caretaker boss Scott Bartlett a win and halted Rovers' five-match losing sequence.
FGR 1 - Dartford 0
The fourth official indicates there will be three minutes added time
Today's match attendance at the New Lawn is 960 with 82 Dartford fans
88 mins - A fine flowing FGR move finishes with Klukowski firing wide of the target
78 mins - Another speedy run from Norwood sees Klukowski's shot gathered by the over-worked Julian
76 mins - An impressive Ryan Hayes almost catches the back peddling Sam Russell without with an audacious 25-yard lob but Russell does well to glove the ball over the bar. Seconds later Wright somehow misses a guilt-edged opportunity to put Rovers 2-0 in front with just Julian to beat
73 mins - An instinctive first time pass from Al Bangura sets the scampering Norwood free who cuts inside two faltering Dartford defenders to force a fine block from Julian
67 mins - Fans' favourite Norwood pulls the trigger from 25-yards forcing a plunging save from Julian
64 mins - A stretcher is called for Stokes who receives a warm applause as he is carried to the dressing room with what appears to be a knee ligament injury
61 mins - Norwood cuts inside on his right foot at a narrow angle. From the resulting corner lack-luster defending at the far post gave Wright a chance to score but the keeper saves at point blank range.
Conditions at the New Lawn are beginning to deteriorate with driving wind and rain
54 mins - Asafu-Adjaye cuts inside onto his right foot from 20-yards but shoots just past the post
52 mins - Stokes pulls up injured and is carried off the pitch to the bench and is replaced by Jared Hodgkiss
No sign of potential new manager Steve Burr however former AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown has been spotted at the New Lawn
Second half kicks off at the New Lawn
FGR 1 - Dartford 0
The fourth official indicates there will be one minute added time
41 mins - Asafu-Adjaye finds space down the right and dinks in a cross which the Dartford defence clear under pressure from striker Wright
36 mins - Rovers survive a let-off when Ryan Hayes crosses into the box. Moments later Sam Russell beats away a strike from Adam Birchall
31 mins - Stokes' searing run down the left wins a corner and Klukowski's kick lands on the roof of the net with Dartford keeper Alan Julian back peddling
30 mins - Great defensive work from Yan Klukowski snuffs out a rare Dartford attack
28 mins - Ed Asafu-Adjaye slices wide for Rovers
23 mins - Norwood fizzes a first time strike over from a Wright lay-off
22 mins - Rovers continue to hold sway at a windswept New Lawn
Scotty B off to a flyer with @FGRFC_Official— @CJRichings 02 November 2013
7 mins - Danny Wright is a whisker away from making it 2-0 to Rovers following a sublime cross from Stokes
5 mins - Chris Stokes crosses to the back post for James Norwood to nod Forest Green ahead
Dartford kick off the game attacking eesi stand
Come on Boys!! 3 Points Today @FGRFC_Official #TurnThisSeasonAround— @matthewtaylor69 02 November 2013
Forest Green: (4-4-2) : Russell , Asafu-Adaje, Stokes, Turley (c), Bennett, Bangura, Kelly, Klukowski, Green, Wright, Norwood.
Subs : Bulman, Hodgkiss, Brogan, Styche, Vieria
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