Forest Green Rovers 2-5 AFC Wimbledon

By AFCW Mad Reporter
Last updated : 12 October 2009
A bizarre game in Nailsworth saw the Dons depart Gloucestershire with three points and five goals in an eventful 5-2 scoreline.

Around 800 travelling fans saw Lewis Taylor give the Dons the lead in the first minute with the home defence stationary, but Forest Green equalised through Rigg five minutes later, before Jon Main found his scoring boots ahead of the quarter hour mark, looking far more like his old self as he drew the keeper and placed the ball under him. Defender Paul Lorraine didn't last until the first half hour, withdrawing due to illness and being replaced by Alan Inns.

Calamity in the Dons defence saw Forest Green level the scores through Brown, but Kedwell turned and struck before half -time to restore the Dons lead. Terry Brown probably spent half time delivering a lecture about defending, but in the second half the Dons reinforced their supremacy by adding further goals from Main and Kedwell, the latter a powerful header from a Hussey cross, which proved sufficient to see off any remaining Forest Green resistance.

Main was unlucky not to have taken home the match ball with a fine lob well saved by Burton, who had earlier foiled Gregory too.
 
Whilst the goal difference has received a welcome boost and we occupy the dizzy heights of sixth place, on goal difference, mention must be made of the amount of space and time afforded the Dons players by Forest Green and that we shouldn't expect a similar score when Kettering visit Kingsmeadow.

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