Grimsby Town 3 Forest Green Rovers 1
FOREST Green boss David Hockaday slammed the referee after seeing his ten-man side fall to their seventh Skrill Premier defeat in eight games at Grimsby Town this afternoon.
Rovers nosed ahead on 24 minutes when Yan Klukowski capitalised to tap home his sixth goal of the season.
But three minutes after going ahead, Hockaday’s saw his side reduced to ten men when Eddie Oshodi was unfortunate to be handed a straight red card for a tackle on former Bristol Rovers midfielder Craig Disley.
Klukowski was sacrificed following Oshodi’s red and the Mariners made their numerical advantage count ten minutes later when Ross Hannah swept home from Aswad Thomas' precise low cross.
Town continued to press after the break with Hannah adding his second from the penalty spot after Scott Neilson had been adjudged to have been upended by Jamie Turley.
And Paul Hurst's men sealed the win with a late third despite Rovers’ protests that the ball hadn’t crossed the line.
“The Grimsby crowd have done a great job influencing a very young and poor referee,” Hockaday told FGR Radio/BBC Radio Glos.
"He (Referee) had a poor game and even dished out cheap yellow cards for our players questioning decisions.
“Our goal didn’t look offside, Eddie (Oshodi) won the ball and got sent off - and every major decision went against us."
"The world is against us at the moment, but I am so proud of my players- they kept going and we had the better chances and put in an incredible shift -we will turn this around."
For more FGR reaction and news, buy the SNJ on Wednesday and the Dursley Gazette on Thursday.
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