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SC Olhanense
Forest Green Rovers
Date: 20/07/2016 5:00 pm    Venue: Away

Tubbs and Noble seal Portugal tour win

SC Olhanense Away

Forest Green earned a victory in their one and only game of their pre-season training camp in the south of Portugal, as the 20-man squad secured a 2-0 win over the Segunda Liga outfit SC Olhanense.

On a hot afternoon, Mark Cooper named a strong starting XI, in what was a quiet first 45 minutes where at the 30 minute stage, the first water break of the game was a welcome addition.

Four changes were made at the break with Matt Tubbs, Kieffer Moore, Liam Noble and Mohamed Chemlal replacing Rhys Murphy, Christian Doidge, Darren Carter and Elliot Frear.

The substitutes made the difference, as not long after the break, FGR went a goal up. 

A fantastic bit of individual play by Mohamed Chemlal saw his cross headed into the back of net by new signing Matt Tubbs.

Shortly after Tubbs’ goal just before the hour mark, the players enjoyed a second drinks break before Jonny Maxted, Louis McGrory, Harry Hickford and Wade Elliot replaced Sam Russell, Rob Sinclair, Aarran Racine and Marcus Kelly.

As the end of the game approached, FGR made it 2-0 in some fashion. Liam Noble doubled FGR’s lead with a stunning free-kick from all of 35 yards out. 

The game came to a halt as the full time whistle was blown and FGR had ran out as 2-0 winners over their Portuguese counterparts.

New signing, defender Ethan Pinnock, 23, was named man of the match for his impressive performance in another useful run out for Cooper’s men. 

The squad return to England late on Friday following a further two days of training, and then embark on the final series of warm up matches before the start of the new season – starting with Slimbridge on Monday evening (7:30pm) and Brimscombe & Thrupp on Tuesday (7:30pm). 

Photo: SC Olhanense


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Vital Statistics

Date 20/07/2016 5:00 pm
Competition Pre-Season Friendly
Home/Away Away
Full Time Result 0 - 2
Half Time Score 0 - 0
Man of the Match Ethan Pinnock