FOREST GREEN lost at home in dramatic fashion against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday. 

Ben Close’s cross-shot beat Luke Daniels six-minutes into time added on when the game appeared to be heading towards a stalemate.

Harrison Biggins’ 35th minute overhead kick was cancelled out by Jordan Moore-Taylor’s late header before Close’s winner.

Forest Green winger Kyle McAllister produced a low cross for Troy Deeney but his effort cannoned back out of the crossbar from close range.

Minutes later, Matty Stevens guided Teddy Jenks’ miscued effort goalward but was denied by the woodwork, and also closely followed by McAllister hit the post from Stevens’ cross.

Doncaster took the lead after 35 minutes when Biggins produced an overhead kick that slammed into the far corner from Tom Nixon’s wicked delivery.

Forest Green found their equaliser through Moore-Taylor after he headed home an inviting Marcel Lavinier corner.

Substitute Close then won it in stoppage time when Close’s cross was misjudged by Daniels and ensured Doncaster moved off the bottom of League Two.

Forest Green boss David Horseman said: “That’s the most sickening one this season and the way we lost it was tough to take.

“There’s some desperation to give everybody what they want which is the win. They do it with the right intentions but it’s just the clarity and calmness.

“It’s a huge slice of luck, he could do that a million times and it doesn’t go right in the top corner so it’s disappointing the way the game unfolded.”

Doncaster boss Grant McCann praised his side’s “grit and determination” after the match. 

He said:  “We got our rewards for the last four performances and I’m hoping it sparks us now, we have that step on the ladder. 

“To come back and get the winner in the final minute felt good.

"We’ve had six Saturdays since the season started and we haven’t had that winning feeling, and it’s depressing when you have that feeling.

“We had to show that togetherness today so I hope they enjoy that result tonight because they’ve worked hard for it.

On Close’s winner: “We all know he has really good quality, whether he meant it or not, you’ll have to ask him.”