Noah Dougherty
Monday 15 April 2019

You may have noticed that in our special eight-page pullout in our matchday programme that our fantastic Ambassadors Scheme has two pages dedicated to it.

Our young fans, who champion the club at schools across Gloucestershire, quiz the players, answer questions themselves and even write match reports.

Unfortunately, not all the fantastic reports can make it into the programme, so Ambassador's Corner is a chance to show off their talents and give a kid's eye view of our last game with Macclesfield Town.

 

Hi, my name is Dylan and I am the ambassador for Archway School. This is my second year of being an ambassador and I am loving it, because you get to help out, promote the club and get more young people to come to the games.

On a cold but bright day at The New Lawn, Forest Green Rovers played Macclesfield Town. Both teams desperately needed the three points, but for very different reasons; FGR moving closer to securing a play-off position and Macclesfield battling to stay in the Football League.

Forest Green made a strong start and were on the front foot for most of the first half. The first chance came when George Williams’ shot was just wide of the post. Macclesfield created very little, but their best opportunity of the half came when Harry Smith headed the ball just over the bar. FGR kept on pushing with a free-kick in the 45th minute – sent just wide by Joseph Mills. The first half ended goalless.

Macclesfield had a corner two minutes into the second half, but nothing came of it. A few moments later, Christian Doidge ran up the other end of the pitch and put his shot just over the bar. In the 56th minute, the moment finally came when Mills’ free-kick met the foot of Doidge, who turned it into the net past Republic of Ireland U21 keeper, Kieran O’Hara.

The game then slowed down until the 88th minute, when Carl Winchester was brought down 25 yards from goal. Mills took the free kick and scored with a wonderful strike into the bottom right-hand corner to make it FGR 2 Macclesfield 0. A few minutes later, referee Craig Hicks blew the final whistle in a result which saw FGR stay in sixth position, but now six points clear of 8th.

Dylan,

Archway School

My name is Iris, I am 10 years old and I’m the Forest Green Rovers ambassador for Horsley Primary School. I live very close to The New Lawn and have been coming to watch matches with my family since I was little.

Last Saturday, on a sunny but cold afternoon, FGR kicked off against Macclesfield Town who are 22nd in the table and managed by England legend Sol Campbell.

Despite a couple of Joseph Mills free kicks and shots by George Williams, Junior Mondal and Reece Brown, the first half ended 0-0.

FGR eventually took the lead through a great free-kick which led to a goal by Christian Doidge after 56 minutes.

Even though Macclesfield had quite a few close shots they were unable to equalise and FGR increased their lead to 2-0 at 88 minutes when Mills scored from a free kick. Carl Winchester was awarded man of the match. FGR remain in 6th and could well make the play offs. Up the Rovers.

Iris,

Horsley School