Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:41 pm

Another great Vlog from Cam Hoffman, our ambassador from Churchdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMc0ISU ... pp=desktop
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Pitchfork » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:41 pm

Here's the vlog from Cam Hoffman celebrating our position at the Top of League 2 after an emphatic 3-1 win against Crawley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLKJ3K8 ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:09 pm

Here is a written report of our memorable match against Crawley - thanks to Toni-Ann our ambassador at Ribston School, Gloucester.

My name is Toni-Ann, I’m 11 and I go to Ribston Hall High school in Gloucester. I have already done lots of jobs as an ambassador, today you may have seen me selling programmes outside the ticket office with my brother before doing the important match report against Crawley Town.
It was a good game of football for Forest Green today, we seemed quite evenly matched on the field but in the 24th minute a missed penalty gave Mills the chance to score and caused the stands to leap up and roar they were so happy.
There was lots of happy people in the stands at half time, and that continued into the second half. You could see that Crawley wanted to score but Collins beat them to it with an awesome somersault to celebrate his goal in the 52nd minute. We had only just calmed down when Mills got his second goal of the game in the 56th minute, we joked that he may get a hattrick before the game finished. Crawley did manage to score just after that in the 59th minute but we weren’t worried.
We were able to stop them getting any more goals before the final whistle blew, beating Crawley yesterday helped us to go to the top of the league.
Awesome day!
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Tommo » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:14 pm

Nice!
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:43 pm

Exeter away - great to take a coach load of ambassadors south! The away support was excellent, one of the highest at St James Park in 2019.The 450 FGR fans were loud and proud throughout the whole match.

Here is Cam Hoffman's vlog from his trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgPP3Em ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:37 am

Here's Cam Hoffman's vlog on yesterday's match against Mansfield

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v53CxTC ... pp=desktop

Most supporters were disappointed at our team not securing a win, understandable but as with the squad we have to pick ourselves up and focus on the next two games - away at Morecambe and home to league leaders Crewe next Saturday.

Cam has already received his school's permission to have two hours off to travel to Morecambe Tuesday evening. What commitment and passion for FGR!
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:54 pm

Forest Green 2 - 2 Mansfield Town

WHAT A GAME!!!

This is one match that we really should have won!

FGR had an amazing first half with plenty of chances against a team who were very ‘hands on’! The Ref was kept busy & at one point didn’t seem to put his yellow card away.

Matty Stevens (9) had a cracking game narrowly missing a couple of great shots early on. This was closely followed by Aaron Collins (10) who’s shot was saved by Mansfield’s goalie. With fire in his belly Collins came back fighting five minutes later to score from outside the box, taking FGR 1-0 up before half time.

The second half started well with shots flying towards Mansfield’s goal, but it took Jack Aitchison (29) to score in the 61st minute bringing FGR 2-0 up against a weaker looking Mansfield Town. With the crowd leading early celebrations no one expected Mansfield’s Andy Cook to score just moments later.

In the 69th minute & to the excitement of the crowd, returning new signing Elliott Frear (17) (who left The Lawn to play for Motherwell in 2017) came on & Aaron Collins came off.

Mansfield levelled the score in the 74th minute to the frustration of everyone. FGR struggled to score with several great attempts but they just couldn’t get the ball across the line. As the game concluded the Ref had his yellow card close to hand yet again.

Attendance this week was 2276 with 309 supporters travelling from Mansfield.

The Sponsors Man of the Match was Carl Winchester (7).

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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Pitchfork » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:57 am

Here is a second ambassador report from last weekend:

FGR v Mansfield Match Report

My name is Dylan Hartley and I am the ambassador of Archway School. This is my third year of being an FGR ambassador and I love doing my job. Here is my match report.

On a beautiful sunny day in Gloucestershire, FGR met Mansfield at the New Lawn. Mansfield sat in 15th place in the League Two table and Forest Green were hoping to bounce back from a disappointing loss to their close rivals, Exeter.

There was some great news for FGR fans before the game as they found out that Elliott Frear had re-signed until January and we all knew he would be very dangerous down the left wing, as he was in the National League.

For the first five minutes of the match, Forest Green had most of the possession, but could not find a way through the Mansfield defence. The first real chance came in the 7th minute, when Ebou Adams ran through the Mansfield players and was brought down just outside the box. Joseph Mills lined up the free kick, but struck the ball too low and it was cleared away by the Mansfield wall. Rovers kept threatening the defence with Jack Aitchison on the left and Liam Shephard on the right. FGR’s first real shot came for Farrend Rawson, but he headed it straight into the hands of Mansfield keeper, Conrad Logan. Forest Green kept on pressing and in the 21st minute, Matty Stevens broke through on goal, but the shot was well saved by Logan. FGR then challenged again in the 25th, but Logan made another good save – this time from Arron Collins.

Rovers kept on pressurizing with corners and shots and then in the 30th minute, the inevitable happened; Arron Collins found space and shot from 20 yards out. He struck the bottom right hand corner to give the home side a deserved lead. FGR kept pressing for a second goal, with Shephard’s shot brilliantly saved just before the break.

The second half began and Forest Green continued their search for a second, with their best chance coming to Matty Stevens, as he headed Shephard's cross just wide. But after the ball was won back by FGR in the 61st, Aitchison got a low shot away, which crept into the bottom left hand corner and FGR had a second! However, Mansfield got a goal back almost instantly, as a great cross found the head of substitute, Andy Cook.

After that, Mansfield got back into the game and started to deal with the potent attack of Forest Green. In the 69th minute, Forest Green fans to welcomed back Elliot Frear. But in the 74th minute disaster struck - Cook’s long and low shot trickled into the goal as keeper, Lewis Thomas made a sloppy mistake: A second goal for Cook and an equalizer for Mansfield. FGR kept pressing to retake the lead and Frear nearly had the dream return, as his shot was blocked off the line.

Unfortunately, Forest Green couldn’t find another goal, so the game ended 2-2. This meant FGR slipped to 6th and 4 points off league leaders, Crewe Alexandra.
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Tommo » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:40 am

Nice detailed report
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Pitchfork » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:43 pm

Cam Hoffman made the long trip to Morecambe and predicted a 2-0 Rovers win en route. So he's becoming a good pundit as well as filming an entertaining vlog!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtbuy3z ... 25XoCo9Khk
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports 19-20

Postby Pitchfork » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:12 pm

FGR vs Billericay Town FA Cup 1st Round

On a freezing cold November afternoon at the New Lawn, FGR met Billericay Town of the National League South in the First round of the FA cup. Forest Green came into the match in good form, after moving to the top of the League Two table and were hopeful of progressing into the second round.

Before the match started, there was a minute’s silence to remember all of those who gave their lives for us in battle. As the game kicked off, the Billericay supporters were in full voice - hoping for a Cup upset.

The first 15 minutes were very quiet as neither team could make a break through, but Forest Green had most of the possession. The first real effort of the game came when Aaron Collins found space, but his shot skimmed the outside of the post and went wide.

The home side kept the pressure on and in the 37th minute, FGR won a corner through a blocked shot that went out of play. The corner was taken short and when the ball came in, Matty Stevens headed it down past the Billericay keeper, Alan Julian, to make it 1-0 to Rovers just before half time. Then, in the 45th minute, Joseph Mills ran through the visitors’ defence and his shot from a tight angle flew into the bottom right hand corner to make it 2-0 to Forest Green.

It looked like FGR would have a two goal advantage going into the break, but in the last seconds of added time, Dom Bernard made a piercing run through the Billericay defence. He squared the ball to Jack Aitchison, who composed himself and tapped it home to give the home side a 3-0 lead as the half time whistle blew.

As the second half began, the home side were on the front foot again as Collin’s shot was saved by Julian. Then, in the 64th minute FGR completely finished the game as Liam Shephard shot from 25 yards out - deflecting over Julian’s head to make it 4-0. Forest Green then really just saw the game out.
The full time whistle blew and FGR were into the second round draw and Billericay Town exited the cup with their heads held high; knowing they had done very well to get to the FA cup first round proper.
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