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Lee Hughes, Clovis Kamdjo seal third straight Forest Green win

By The Citizen  |  Posted: August 16, 2014

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Forest Green maintained their 100 percent start to the Vanarama Conference season with another workmanlike display.

Lee Hughes and Clovis Kamdjo both notched their second goals of the embryonic campaign to see off a spirited but limited Alfreton outfit at the New Lawn.

A decent chance fell to Rovers' Jon Parkin as early as the second minute, the burly striker meeting Elliott Frear's cross with a glancing header that missed the far post.

Clovis Kamdjo came agonisingly close to applying the finishing touch to Hughes' clever flick five minutes later, but it was Alfreton who managed the game's first shot on target when Jake Sheridan jinked his way into the penalty area and forced Sam Russell to save at the near post.

The opening goal stemmed from a rapid counter attack, David Pipe's cross-shot parried by Jon Stewart into the path of Hughes for a typical poacher's finish.

Rovers saw plenty of the ball at the start of the second half and threatened again via a Frear free-kick that arrowed over the crossbar.

But Alfreton ought to have levelled on 58 minutes when Bradley Wood's cross located Joe Ironside in space six yards out, only for the lone striker to head wide.

They were fortunate not to pay for their profligacy four minutes later, Forest Green defender Danny Coles meeting Rob Sinclair's inswinging corner with his forehead and seeing his effort cannon back off the bar.

Back came the visitors, Sheridan getting the better of Pipe and feeding skipper Duane Courtney for a horribly shanked effort from 20 yards.

Rovers looked like they needed the buffer of a second goal, and it duly arrived in the 70th minute when Kamdjo soared to convert another Sinclair corner in emphatic fashion.

See Monday's Pink Un for Peter Orchard's match overview, match reaction and pictures.

Forest Green: Russell; Pipe, Oliver, Coles, Stokes (Kelly 88); Sinclair (Norwood 81), Kamdjo, Wedgbury, Frear; Parkin (Rodgers 81), Hughes; Subs not used: Bangura, Guthrie.

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