Forest Green enhance their play-off chances with a surprise victory over second-place Cambridge United

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  • Forest Green's chances of sneaking into the play-offs were given a massive confidence jolt as they defeated second-placed Cambridge United at a sun-kissed New Lawn this afternoon.
  • First half goals from James Norwood and Jared Hodgkiss and a second half strike from Danny Wright gave Ady Pennock's team the points.
  • FT: FGR 3 Cambridge 2

5:00pm

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Danny Wright slots home from five yards to give Forest Green the lead.

Picture: Tom Wren

4:52pm

Forest Green's chances of sneaking into the play-offs were given a massive confidence jolt as they defeated second-placed Cambridge United at a sun-kissed New Lawn this afternoon.

First half goals from James Norwood and Jared Hodgkiss and a second half strike from Danny Wright gave Ady Pennock's team the points.

FGR 3 Cambridge 2

4:49pm

Yan Klukowski replaces James Norwood

4:47pm

There will be 5 minutes added time

4:47pm

89 mins - Yellow card for Danny Wright

4:43pm

87 mins - Luke Rodgers comes on for his debut in place of Lee Hughes

4:42pm

Today's match attendance at the New Lawn is 1,411 with 198 travelling Cambridge fans

4:36pm

78 mins - Rovers almost make it 4-2 when a Marcus Kelly cross is met by the leaping James Norwood with his flick header dropping on the roof of the Cambridge net

4:31pm

74 mins - Al Bangura replaces Anthony Barry

4:28pm

71 mins - A free-flowing move involving Marcus Kelly, Jared Hodgkiss and Lee Hughes finishes with James Norwood firing fractionally wide of the left-hand post from the edge of the box

4:05pm

47 mins - Seconds later Danny Wright almost bags a second but fires over the bar as Rovers begin the second half on the front-foot

4:04pm

46 mins - James Norwood conjures a little bit of magic down the right to arrow the ball across the box for Danny Wright to strike home to nose Rovers 3-2 ahead

4:02pm

Second half gets underway

3:55pm

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Jared Hodgkiss wheels away to celebrate after climbing highest to nod Forest Green level.

Picture: Tom Wren

3:46pm

FGR 2 Cambridge 2

3:44pm

There will be 2 minutes added time

3:42pm

43 mins - Jamie Turley's high ball from the right-hand side is met by the head of the diminutive Jared Hodgkiss to bring the score to level at 2-2

3:35pm

34 mins - Sam Russell upends Delano Sam-Yorke. The referee points to the spot and Russell redeems himself by saving Ryan Donaldson's weak spot-kick

3:33pm

33 mins - James Norwood breaks from midfield to feed striker Danny Wright who's left-footed strike hits the side-netting

3:09pm

9 mins - The goal tide continues with Nathan Arnold cutting through Rovers' defence to make it 2-1 to Cambridge

3:07pm

7 mins - Josh Coulson nets parity for Cambridge with a towering header from a Ryan Donaldson cross

3:04pm

4 mins - James Norwood fizzes in a wonder strike from 25 yards to give Forest Green the lead

2:59pm

The action gets underway at the New Lawn

2:53pm

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