Accrington Stanley 2-1 Forest Green Rovers

Accrington made it out of the bottom four thanks to a come-from-behind win over the 10-man Forest Green Rovers.

Duncan Ferguson is still looking for his first league win as Rovers boss after seven games in charge as they remain rooted at the bottom of the table.

They had led but after dropping to 10 men just before the break their afternoon unraveled.

Forest Green started well and Stanley keeper Lukas Jensen made two excellent saves to keep Corey O’Keeffe and Myles Peart-Harris away before taking the lead after 22 minutes.

Following a counterattack, O’Keeffe charged forward and passed through to Brentford’s loanee midfielder Peart-Harris, who slotted the ball under Jensen’s body for his sixth goal of the season.

Forest Green was down to 10 men after 43 minutes when Oliver Casey saw red for a high challenge against Nathan Butler-Oyedeji.

The resulting free-kick from Sean McConville was headed in by loanee Aaron Pressley in the 44th minute.

Stanley put his man to good use in the 64th minute when Rosaire Longelo got the ball from the right of the box and shot deep into the far corner of the net.

Match report by PA Media.



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  • 16Rodgers12 minutes booked
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  • 14LangeloReplaced byTharmeat 87′protocol
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  • 12Robson85 minutes booked
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  • 20O’Brien
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