Shawn McCoulsky bagged a hat-trick as Forest Green beat Exeter City 3-0 in a Central League fixture.

The striker has found game time hard to come by since his arrival from Bristol City at the start of January but has given Mark Cooper something to think about ahead of the visit of Notts County in League Two this weekend.

Rovers took the lead on 23 minutes when Lewis Spurrier's cross was headed in by McCoulsky.

The former Newport County loanee scored his second on 39 minutes when he powered in a penalty after Junior Mondal was brought down in the box.

McCoulsky sealed his hat-trick in 90th when he curled a lovely shot into the top corner.