The 125th year of Forest Green Rovers existence begins at the Electrical Services Stadium on New Year’s Day as Rovers travel south to take on Aldershot (3pm).
A fine Marcus Kelly brace, and late James Norwood finish, gave Rovers a solid Boxing Day win over the Shots, and the two sides will meet all over again to begin the New Year looking to get off to the best possible start.
After 52 competitive games in 2013, just one final outing remains for Forest Green this year, as Rovers travel to Edgar Street to take on Hereford United on Saturday (7:30pm). A Boxing Day win over Aldershot Town provided Rovers fans with plenty of Christmas cheer, and a positive result against the Bulls on their home turf would more than satisfy all Rovers followers as we head into the New Year.
Aldershot Town are the Boxing Day visitors at The New Lawn as Forest Green play their final home game of 2013 on Thursday (3pm).
The traditional festive fixture will be the first of a double bill against Aldershot, who will host Rovers in a return match on New Year’s Day.
Both Forest Green Rovers games against Hereford United will feature on BT Sport after the return fixture at The New Lawn in January was brought forward by two days to be broadcast live.
Rovers travel to Hereford between Christmas and New Year to play the Bulls at Edgar Street on Saturday 28th December (KO 7:30pm), before United return to The New Lawn less than two weeks later on Thursday 9th January (KO 7:30pm).
An opportunity to gain some key momentum ahead of the traditionally busy Christmas period could prove hugely valuable if Forest Green can pick up a result at FC Halifax on Saturday (3pm).
Rovers have been without a spell of league action since late November’s 4-1 win away at Salisbury due to FA Trophy commitments, and will be eager to continue the good form in the Conference Premier that boss Ady Pennock has enjoyed since joining the club.
Forest Green Rovers welcomed Cotswold Care Hospice to The New Lawn today as they were announced as the players' chosen charity this season.
Cotswold Care Hospice has the most modern palliative care facilities in Gloucestershire and every year they touch hundreds of lives by providing support and care for people with life-limiting illnesses, for patients' families and their carers.
Stroud News & Journal columnist John Light is the special guest on Stroud FM's local football show, The Locker Room, on Thursday evening at 7pm.
The President of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club will be live on the show for an hour long chat about the club ahead of a busy run of festive fixtures and may comment on the shellacking handed out to England in the Ashes.
All supporters are invited to the FGR Supporters Christmas party at The New Lawn on Friday evening and it is free entry for the event.
As we head into the Christmas period, and the end of 2013, the Supporters Club are welcoming all supporters to the Carol Embrey Suite for a great night of entertainment to celebrate another year with the club.
Forest Green Rovers opening hours over the Christmas and New Year as follows:
A third round tie away to Tamworth is the FA Trophy reward on Tuesday night as Evo-Stik Northern Premier League outfit Chorley make their first ever visit to The New Lawn (7:45pm).
A goalless draw in Lancashire on Saturday means both sides will come up against each other once again, this time in Nailsworth, as both teams compete to make it into the third round stage of the competition and to take a step closer to reaching Wembley.
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