Forest Green 4-3 Yeovil - 19-Aug-2017 : Match Report

19 August 2017
Late Omar Bugiel strike earns unlikely Forest Green win

Omar Bugiel scored a late winner as Forest Green Rovers came from two goals down to beat Yeovil Town 4-3 at the New Lawn.

The visitors took the lead after nine minutes when Olufela Olomola tapped home from close range before Otis Khan doubled their advantage from the penalty spot after the midfielder was tripped in the area.

Rovers responded in the 23th minute after Dale Bennett got to the byline and found the towering head of Christian Doidge but the Glovers restored their two-goal lead when a defensive header by Manny Monthe kindly fell to striker Francois Zoko to tap in.

Reece Brown hit back for the hosts to reduce the scoreline to 3-2 with a well-struck free-kick from the edge of the box on the stroke of half-time.

Charlie Cooper restored parity after 49 minutes with an effort from range which flew through the hands of goalkeeper Arthur Krysiak before substitute Bugiel latched onto a deflection and out-jumped the advancing goalkeeper to head into an empty net with 11 minutes remaining to seal all three points for Mark Cooper's side.

Source: PA