Shawn McCoulsky scored a hat-trick as Forest Green ran out 4-1 winners over a young Cheltenham Town outfit in the Central League.

Dayle Grubb also got on the scoresheet with a free-kick as Rovers found themselves 4-0 up at half-time.

McCoulsky opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a tap in at the back post.

He then scored a penalty which was won by Isaac Pearce on 38 minutes before Dayle Grubb made it 3-0 with a free-kick into the bottom corner.

Pearce won another penalty on the stroke of half time which was again finished off by McCoulsky to score his second hat-trick in the Central League.

Cheltenham pulled one back on 58 minutes when Will Dawes scored from the penalty spot but that was as good as it got for the visitors.