Match 43
27 March 2007.
Forest Green Rovers (a)

Forest Green Rovers 2 Exeter City 1. Tuesday 27 March 2007.
Ref: Chris Sarginson

Att: 1691

BBC Match report –

Defender John Hardiker's brace gave Forest Green a dramatic win over Exeter and severely dented the Grecians' Conference play-off hopes.

Green took the lead on 11 minutes, Hardiker volleying home at the near post from Simon Clist's corner.

Exeter levelled in first-half stoppage time, Lee Elam scoring from 15 yards.

But Hardiker grabbed the winner on 87 minutes, smashing home a rebound after his initial volley from Clist's free-kick was parried by Paul Jones.

Forest Green: Robinson, Hardiker, Jones, Giles (Preece 58), Nicholson, Dodgson (Stonehouse 71), Pitman (Lawless 71), Brough, Clist, Beesley, Bertram.

Subs Not Used: Harrison, Lamb.

Goals: Hardiker 11, 90.

Exeter: Paul Jones, Ada, Edwards, Todd, Billy Jones, Carlisle (Challinor 78), Cozic, Gill, Elam, Stansfield (Phillips 86), Logan (Mackie 86).
Subs Not Used: Rice, Taylor.

Booked: Gill, Edwards.

Goals: Elam 45.

Att: 1,691.

Ref: C Sarginson (Staffordshire).



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