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Salisbury 1-3 Forest Green

Forest Green Rovers gave their survival fight a much-needed boost with victory against 10-man Salisbury.

Tomi Ameobi slotted them ahead after Isaiah Rankin's effort was parried and Jonathan Smith doubled their lead with a shot into the bottom corner.

A third goal arrived before half-time when Reece Styche fired home from outside the area.

Salisbury's James Bittner was sent off for deliberate handball before Jamie Turley headed a consolation.


Salisbury: Bittner, Clohessy, Martin (Turley 52), Giles, Ruddick, Clarke, Anderson (Webb 81), Reid, Flood, Tubbs, Bush (Pryce 45).
Subs Not Used: Adelsbury, Connolly

Sent Off: Bittner (45).

Booked: Anderson.

Goals: Turley 57.

Forest Green: Ireland, Hodgkiss, Armstrong, Preece, Stonehouse, Platt, Smith, Brown, Rankin, Styche (Morris 68), Ameobi.
Subs Not Used: Burton, Else, Davies, O'Cearuill.

Booked: Stonehouse.

Goals: Ameobi 16, Smith 33, Styche 43.

Att: 665.

Ref: Steve Creighton (Berkshire).



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