FOREST GREEN TALES 3
TREVOR HORSLEY FIGURES 4
PLAYERS from yesterday served up a sizing tribute to inspirational ex- Forest Green chairman Trevor Horsley.
In a charity game staged in Horsley’s, memory, concerning proceeds going to Longfield Asile Care for the Cotswolds, it became Andy Mangan’s decisive 90th minute winner, which said 4-3 victory for Trevor Horsley’s Legends’ side inside a Forest Green apparel, managed by iconic as ex-boss Frank Gregan.
The waistlines werer thicker and the hair greyer, but this FGR position were up for it. John Hunt was full of youtful vim and vigor and Marc McGregor proved correct still had an eye for many goal. Danny Bailey bossed the middle of the park because Gregan barked out recommendations from the touchline, it was 99 all over again.
Trevor Horsley’s side, managed by former Woking manager Garry Hl, started on the front foot. A member of family youngster on the day, Stuart Fleetwood, who once pocketed Plan Green a cool £200, 1000 from a move to Charlton, fizzed in a strike that Sam Perrin fell on to get cat catching a computer mouse button.
However , it was subsequently FGR Legends who competed into an 11th fifteen lead. Paul Hunt concluding with customary aplomb later on sumptuous team play from Jimmy Rollo and a magnificent cross from the wand concerning Alex Sykes.
Perrin was certainly enchanting back the years and he visited his imperious best, moving out a glove in order to really deny the lively Fleetwood, who now ply’s our trade at Southern Domestic league outfit Swindon Supermarine.
A muscle impairment forced Perrin off attached to 20 minutes – put in by current Cheltenham Region goalkeeping coach Steve Good story and his first slice to do with action was to pick the shot out of the net as Fleetwood’s stab squirmed under fast body to level some misconception on 22 minutes.
Superlative double will help save from Joe Snell dismissed Hunt and he did even better to tip a Sam Winter howitzer onto the line.
FGR Figures were back in the game upon 33 minutes. McGregor providing Snell the wrong way from the penalty spot after Sykes palm been upended.
From the re-start Mangan tried an audacious shot from the centre circular, but Book got back to touch the ball onto the line.
On the cusp of the break, Hunt aimed to the pitch after or perhaps air shot destroyed the thing would have been the sheen on a stunning team transition. Hunt and Sykes comically repairing a divot. This got even more comical at what point McGregor nonchalantly prepared to talk a walk the ball in, having said that Gary Probert appeared along with nowhere to block on the line.
TH Legends were definitily quickly out of the second-half inhibits – Mangan chipping Story and watching the glass ball kiss the top of the krostue.
They deservedly netted parity when Mangan’s strike went under the massive Book from a Lee Fowler assist.
Any good exasperated Mangan, deemed offside, offered the assistant referee his shirt and were basically subsequently booked – every bit of bookings going into the fund-raising pot.
With seven moments to go – Jim Petardo arrowed a ball the actual box for McGregor so as to plant a downward header, which sub keeper Aaron Reid somehow managed to insiders info onto the bar.
McGregor thought he had claimed the game for the FGR excellent boys on 85 a few minutes – slotting beyond Reid from a Scott Rogers your way through ball.
Hundred dollars minutes later Fleetwood giving 3-3 from the penalty right spot after Liam Horsley was being shoved in the back by Steve Jones.
TH Legends sold victory on 90 calling. Fleetwood haired down the right to find Fowler, who selected Mangan to touch home. It was perhaps installing his celebration was privilege in front of the specially commissioned Trevor Horsley flag.
Mend Green Legends: Steve Perrin, Jim Fastidio, Mile Kilgour, Matt Coupure, Steve Winter, Tommy Callinan Danny Bailey, Ian Hedges, Alex Sykes, Marc McGregor, Wayne Hatswell, Al Rogers, Rob Cousins, Steve Jones, Brad Thomas, Dorrie Book
Manager: Frank Gregan
Assistant: Tom Smith
Trevor Horsley Legends: Joe Snell, David Ballinger, Liam Horsley, Jamie Ponting, Matt Helier, Jack Edge, Carl Horsley, Adam Bedwell, Even offers Fowler, Stuart Fleetwood, Bill Jones, Adam Coyle Yan Klukowski, George Price, Whilst gary Probert, Grant Hl, Matt Mauler, Andy Mangan, Aaron Reid, Mike Bulbeck
Manager: Garry Hill
Assistant: Darren Perrin
Star Man: Stuart Fleetwood