It had been over a month since Forest Green and Oldham’s last meeting was called off due to poor visibility but this game was certainly worth the wait, writes Sam Wiles.

Baily Cargill and Josh Davison both converted their first goals for Forest Green whilst Jamille Matt also found the net as Rovers came out 4-3 victors on Tuesday night.

It was a frantic and high octane beginning to this rearranged fixture but there was little in the way of goal scoring opportunities to show for the energetic start in the opening exchanges.

However, on 13 minutes, Cargill opened his goal scoring account for Rovers. The Forest Green defender picked up a loose ball on the edge of the Oldham box and rifled a powerful low struck shot into the bottom corner of Ian Lawlor’s net.

Just minutes later, Odin Bailey had a glorious opportunity to double Rovers’ advantage. The Birmingham loanee played a well worked give and go with Aaron Collins but his resulting curling attempt sailed considerably wide of the net.

On 35 minutes Cargill doubled his tally for the match and Rovers career. A lofted free kick was well contested in the Oldham box but it was Rovers’ number six who rose the highest and nodded home to secure his brace.

Bobby Grant managed to pull one back for Oldham on 40 minutes. A burst of pace allowed the midfielder to surge in from the right hand side of Rovers’ box and his resulting strike found the back of Lewis Thomas’ net via a deflection.

On 54 minutes Rovers let their lead slip as the Latics’ top scorer Conor McAleny drew the game level.

After a fantastic save by Thomas following Marcel Hilssner’s close range effort, the Oldham forward followed the ball in and calmly converted the rebound.

On the hour mark, Matt restored Forest Green’s lead as he netted his tenth league goal of the season. The second half substitute rose well in the Oldham box and headed home on the goal line following a fine Bailey cross.

The constant threat that McAleny poses was once again evident as his second of the match levelled the game once more on 63 minutes. The Oldham danger man found Thomas’ bottom corner for the second time following a sustained period of pressure.

The scores didn’t remain level for long however and on 67 minutes, Davison too managed to bag his first Rovers goal after heading home from an inviting Isaac Hutchinson cross.

Despite late Oldham pressure and Carl Piergianni hitting the post for the visitors in the final moments, Forest Green managed to see out a tight and entertaining contest.