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📝 Match Preview: Forest Green Rovers (A)

Crucial clash for the Grecians at The innocent New Lawn

19 April 2021

Exeter City's hunt for a play-off place continues as they travel to fellow promotion hopefuls Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday evening, 7pm.

City travel to The innocent New Lawn looking to pick up an important three points after the disappointment of being held to a goalless draw by Southend on Saturday.

Forest Green Rovers hope to continue their new manager bounce after Jimmy Ball oversaw a 3-2 win against Scunthorpe United following Mark Cooper's sacking. 

The Grecians are unbeaten in Nailsworth since 2007, with Nigel Atangana scoring the only goal - as well as being sent off - in City's 1-0 win on New Year's Day 2020. 

Lewis Page's Thoughts

Defender Lewis Page spoke to us on Monday and stressed the importance of picking up three points.

"We have to be prepared. We know they are going to be a good side," he said. 

"These are the sides you have to be beating if you want to have a chance of getting promoted.

"We have to be the very best we can be, like we did at Cambridge. We have to only worry about ourselves and not what they do."

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How To Watch

Sadly fans can't be at the match but you can get the next best thing by purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK. The stream includes BBC Radio Devon commentary, score overlay and replays.

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Forest Green Rovers' Last Fixture

Forest Green 3 Scunthorpe United 2 | 17/04/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Chris Stokes scored the winner as Rovers came from behind to beat the Irons in Jimmy Ball's first match as interim boss. Former Grecian Jordan Moore-Taylor opened the scoring but they fell behind to Harrison McGahey and Abobaker Eisa's strikes. Ebou Adams equalised before Stokes fired in the winner. 

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 1 Forest Green Rovers 1 | 26/12/20 | Sky Bet League Two

Almost 2000 fans were inside SJP to witness Archie Collins' screamer that earned City a point in an entertaining Boxing Day encounter. Aaron Collins had scored early on for Rovers, before Archie fired home a superb top-corner finish from the edge of the box. 


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