LiveGoals from Lee Hughes and Eddie Oshodi give Forest Green a thrilling victory over play-off rivals Grimsby Town

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  • Forest Green surged closer to the play-offs after a thrilling 2-1 victory over high-flying Grimsby Town at the New Lawn tonight.
  • First half goals from Lee Hughes and Eddie Oshodi gave Ady Pennock's side a commanding lead.
  • A second half fight-back from Grimsby saw Scott Neilson's goal give the Mariners hope, but Rovers' defence held firm for a memorable victory.

9:41pm

Forest Green surged closer to the play-offs after a thrilling 2-1 victory over high-flying Grimsby Town at the New Lawn tonight.

First half goals from Lee Hughes and Eddie Oshodi gave Ady Pennock's side a commanding lead.

A second half fight-back from Grimsby saw Scott Neilson's goal give the Mariners hope, but Rovers' defence held firm for a memorable victory.

9:38pm

FT: FGR 2 Grimsby 1

9:38pm

90 (+3) - Paul Green heads off the line from Patrick McLaughlin

9:36pm

Ed Asafu-Adjaye replaces James Norwood

9:35pm

90 (+2) - Scott Keer fires over the bar for Grimsby

9:35pm

90 (+1) - James Norwood shoots into McKeawon after Shaun Pearson squanders possession

9:33pm

There will be four minutes added time

9:33pm

89 mins - Sub Luke Rodgers forces Sam McKeown into a point-blank save from a Lee Hughes flick-on

9:30pm

87 mins - Jared Hodgkiss replaces Anthony Barry

9:29pm

87 mins - Rovers stand up to a barrage of pressure but the outstanding Eddie Oshodi and the robust Sam Russell keep Grimsby at bay

9:27pm

84 mins - Shaun Pearson goes agonisingly close for Grimsby as Paul Hurst's side look for parity

9:23pm

Tonight's match attendance at the New Lawn is 1,219 with 172 travelling Grimsby fans

9:21pm

79 mins - Luke Rodgers replaces Matty Taylor

9:14pm

71 mins - Sam Hatton goes close to the Mariners with a free-kick

9:07pm

65 mins - Marcus Kelly's free-kick sees Matty Taylor's flicked header flash inches wide of the far post

9:01pm

58 mins - Grimsby's dominance is rewarded with a goal as Scott Neilson rifles home in off the post from a Scott Kerr corner. FGR 2 Grimsby 1

9:00pm

57 mins - Grimsby continue to dominate with Andy Cook a boot away from pulling a goal back

8:58pm

56 mins - Grimsby are well on top and Scott Neilson fizzes a strike onto the post

8:52pm

48 mins - Sam Russell tips a Connor Jennings header over the bar as Grimsby start on the front-foot

8:48pm

Second half gets underway

8:43pm

Stroud News and Journal:

Lee Hughes heads just over for Forest Green.

Picture: Tom Wren

8:39pm

Stroud News and Journal:

Lee Hughes celebrates after scoring Forest Green's first goal.

Picture: Tom Wren

8:31pm

HT: FGR 2 Grimsby 0

8:30pm

45 mins - Jamie Turley fires high and wide from 18-yards following a James Norwood knock-down

8:29pm

There will be two minutes added time

8:24pm

40 mins - Aswad Thomas is booked for Grimsby for a foul on Lee Hughes

8:20pm

35 mins - Andy Cook goes close for Grimsby as he strikes through a sea of defenders but Sam Russell does well to smother his shot

8:15pm

30 mins - Marcus Kelly's pin-point left-footed corner is met with a thumping header from Eddie Oshodi

8:06pm

22 mins - A rare attacking Grimsby foray sees Sam Russell comfortably gather Connor Jennings' curling strike

7:55pm

11 mins - James Norwood smashes the base of the post from just inside the box with the Mariners all at sea

7:54pm

10 mins - Rovers are rocking. Matty Taylor and James Norwood combine with Lee Hughes a whisker away from claiming his second

7:48pm

3 mins - Marcus Kelly's superb cross-field pass picks out Lee Hughes on the right-hand side, the former Premiership ace darts into the box and slips a sweet strike beyond Grimsby's James McKeowen

7:44pm

The action gets underway at the New Lawn

7:42pm

FGR: S Russell, C Stokes, J Turley, D Bennett, J Norwood, E Oshodi, P Green, A Barry (c), M Kelly, L Hughes

 

SUBS: J Hodgkiss, D Wright, E Asafu-Adjaye, P White, L Rodgers

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