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Forest Green 1-2 Eastbourne

Eastbourne snatched a dramatic victory at relegation-threatened Forest Green thanks to Matt Smart's late header.

The home side took the lead just before half time when Mark Preece headed home Lee Fowler's corner.

But Jonathan Smith levelled for Borough with a curling shot into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

And, with both sides pushing forward in search of a winner, Nathan Crabb fired in a wicked cross that Smart met from six yards to give his side the points.


Forest Green: Burton, Gill, Preece, Ayres, Stonehouse, Lawless (David Brown 64), Fowler (McDonald 75), Smith, Clist, Rigoglioso, Mangan (Afful 75).
Subs Not Used: Robinson, Symonds.

Booked: Rigoglioso, Smith.

Goals: Preece 45.

Eastbourne Borough: Hook, Jenkins, Pullan, Brown, Baker, Matt Crabb (Harding 90), Smart, Wormull (Nathan Crabb 79), Lovett, Smith (Austin 78), Atkin.
Subs Not Used: Winterton, Johnson.

Goals: Smith 62, Smart 88.

Att: 854

Ref: I Smedley (Derbyshire).

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