Iron thrashed at home by Forest Green

Braintree 1 Forest Green Rovers 5

BRAINTREE Town were thrashed at home by Forest Green Rovers this afternoon in the Blue Square Premier.

The Essex side ended up losing 5-1 after going down to 10-men when Matt Paine was sent off after 35 minutes for a foul on Al Banguara.

Iron were already behind at that stage and they never coped with against a solid Rovers outfit.

Forest Green had gone ahead after six minutes when Yan Klukowski’s shot beat Nathan McDonald in the home goal.

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It was a sloppy start from the home side and after a bit of ping-pong in the box, Charlie Griffin made it two in the 27th minute.

However, Iron hit straight back, Sean Marks’ diving header from Aswad’s cross making it 2-1.

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Paine was then given a straight red after a lunging tackle on Al Banguara and Forest Green went in 3-1 up at the interval after Matty Taylor was given plenty of time to head home in time added-on.

It took 35 minutes of a turgid second period for Klukowski and then substitute Liam Hederson to net goals four and five, as Rovers ran out easy winners.

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