Forest Green Rovers vs Cheltenham Town: Previous derby days

With ‘El Glosico’ approaching, we look back at the previous meetings between the two sides.

September 22nd 2015, The National League: Forest Green 2-2 Cheltenham Town

A late Kurtis Guthrie header helped rescue a draw for FGR against Cheltenham and keep them top of the league.

The Robins took the lead through Amari Morgan-Smith before now Newport County right back David Pipe equalised for the hosts.

Current Cheltenham Town midfielder Harry Pell restored the Robins lead before Guthrie sent the home fans wild when he headed home as the game finished all square.

November 21st 2015, The National League: Cheltenham Town 1-1 Forest Green

The return league fixture just two months later ended in the same result as the first. However, it was Cheltenham who would remain top of the table after the match, one point ahead of their Gloucester counterparts.

Cheltenham took the lead through their derby day specialist Harry Pell, his driven free kick going straight under the wall and into the bottom right corner.

Forest Green were handed a route back into the match via the penalty spot but former Newport and York City striker Jon Parkin fired over the bar.

However, former Cheltenham Town midfielder Darren Carter rescued a point late on for the Green Devils as both derby games in the National League ended in draws.

October 3rd 2017, The EFL Trophy: Cheltenham Town 1-2 Forest Green Rovers

The only meeting between the two sides this season has come via the Checkatrade Trophy back in October.

A stunning 25-yard strike from youngster Freddie Hinds put the Robins ahead. However, his first goal for the club would prove to be indecisive.

Reece Brown levelled for Rovers with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area before a minute later Jordan Stevens repeated the feat from a similar spot.

Cheltenham Striker Danny Wright was sent off late on as Forest Green claimed all three points to move top of the Southern Group E in the EFL Trophy.

All the attention will now turn to Saturday’s clash at the New Lawn as both sides will be looking to pick up a much needed three points. Cheltenham sit 16th in the League Two table, just three points ahead of  Forest Green Rovers in 18th.

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