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Barrow 2 Forest Green 2 - full time

By PeteOrchard  |  Posted: November 17, 2012

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MATTY Taylor pounced two minutes from time to earn Forest Green a battling point from a disjointed display.

James Norwood's sixth goal of the season on 15 minutes was cancelled out by Adam Boyes on the stroke of half-time, and an unlikely but deserved turnaround looked to have completed by Matt Flynn.

But Rovers' all-out attack policy at the death was rewarded by Taylor, the former North Leigh poacher bagging goal number eight of his campaign.

Yan Klukowski has a good scoring record against Barrow, but he was the provider of the opening goal with a free-kick from the right which was headed expertly home by an unmarked Norwood.

In the final minute of normal first-half time Boyes latched onto Joe Jackson's superb raking pass and finished clinically into the bottom corner.

Only a brilliant reaction save by Sam Russell prevented Boyes from doubling his tally for the afternoon.

The resulting corner was only partially cleared, and Richie Baker's dummy worked space for Flynn to ram home in emphatic fashion.

Rovers played the final 14 minutes with four strikers on the pitch, and substitute Magno Vieira did well to tee up Taylor for a curler that was shovelled away by Hurst.

The equaliser eventually came in straightforward fashion, another sub Steve Brogan swinging over a free-kick from the left and Taylor punishing slack marking with a diving header that gave Hurst no chance.

See Monday's Citizen for Peter Orchard's match overview and match reaction.  

Forest Green: S. Russell; J. Hodgkiss, A. Racine, E. Oshodi, C. Stokes; P. Green, A. Bangura (S. Brogan 63), Y. Klukowski (M. Vieira 76); O. Koroma (R. Styche 54), M. Taylor, J. Norwood; Subs not used: J. Rowe, M. Bulman.

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