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Report | Forest Green 1-0 Wednesday

26 March 2023

Match Reports

Report | Forest Green 1-0 Wednesday

26 March 2023

The Owls slipped to a 1-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Forest Green Rovers following an under-par performance at the New Lawn.

Jordon Garrick’s goal decided a game in which Wednesday never really got going and despite having the majority of possession couldn’t make it count.

Indeed, the Owls dominated from the first whistle but might have been behind from Rovers’ first attack.


Marvin Johnson and Michael Smith had half chances before Cameron Dawson – making his 100th SWFC appearance – atoned for a loose pass pounced upon by Kyle McAllister to thwart Charlie Savage from close range.

The contest reverted to type, with Wednesday having all of the ball and the hosts relying on the counter – which they maximised on 35 minutes.

Dom Bernard motored into space down the right and crossed low for Garrick to slot home at the near post.


The remainder of the first half offered little in terms of incident nor real openings and the Owls were in need of a boost after the break.

Rovers had other ideas, though, and Dawson came to the rescue, getting the merest of touches to divert a McAllister effort after the midfielder slalomed across the 18-yard line.

Wednesday made a double change on the hour, introducing Will Vaulks and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru and they did pick up the pace.


Lee Gregory had a goal-bound stab deflected wide, Liam Palmer forced a decent save from Ross Doohan and Will Vaulks saw a low drive whistle past the post.

But with Forest Green pinned in their own half and defending deep, that was about as good as it got for the Owls, who must pick themselves up for a second quickfire visit to Gloucestershire against Cheltenham in midweek.

Wednesday: Dawson, Palmer, Iorfa (Hunt 46), Flint, James (Famewo 80), Bakinson (Dele-Bashiru 64), Adeniran (Vaulks 64), Bannan, Johnson, Smith, Gregory

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