WHEN the chips are down, Forest Green usually deliver and this proved to be the case as Mark Cooper's side catapultated themselves back into the play-offs with an emphatic victory at  promotion rivals Colchester United.

First-half goals from Liam Shephard, Reece Brown and a Christian Doidge strike nine from the end made it a memorable night at the Jobserve Community Stadium, as Rovers ended a wretched sequence of five defeats from their previous six games.

Colchester were down to 10 men when Frank Nouble was red carded with five minutes to go.