Will Guyatt
Thursday 30 July 2020

The Forest Green Rovers Supporters' Club have dug back through the archives and digitised a series of previously unseen match videos.

Starting with a victory over Dover Athletic, these video will take fans on a journey through the club's recent history and give an insight into how the Little Club on the Hill became what it is today.

2002 - Forest Green Rovers vs Dover Athletic

Lead by Nigel Spink, 2001-02 saw now manager Mark Cooper play a key role for Rovers, as the top goalscorer and Player of the Season helped guide the Nailsworth side to a fast start in the league and a record breaking FA Cup tie with Football League outfit Macclesfield Town.

It was Cooper's excellent free-kick that helped Rovers claim an important 2-1 win over Dover Athletic in this week's look-back, and you can see how the action unfolded here. 

2002 - Forest Green Rovers vs Scarborough

After a tough start to a campaign which saw Nigel Spink relieved of his duties just ten games in, the 2002/03 season was a memorable one for Rovers.

This match, as FGR and Scarborough played out a goalless draw at The Lawn, saw new manager Colin Addison secure his fifth home point in three games at the helm.

Addison, who not so long before had managed Atletico Madrid, turned the season around and guided Rovers to their highest ever finish of ninth place in the Conference. 

2003 - Leigh RMI vs Forest Green Rovers

Having reached the heights of ninth place the season before, 2003/04 was a more challenging campaign for Rovers as they finished 18th.

This week's featured match, Rovers' second victory of the season, came against Leigh Railway Mechanics Institute (now Leigh Genesis), as a Neil Grayson double saw them fight back to take the three points.

2003 - Farnborough Town vs Forest Green

Dive into the action as Forest Green Rovers made the trip to Farnborough Town in October 2003.

Despite going behind early on, Rovers came from behind to win 3-1 against 10-man Town, securing the important points on the road. 

2003 - Brighton and Hove Albion vs Forest Green

This week's featured match sees us detour back to 2003.

Rovers made the trip south to face Brighton and Hove Albion in the LDV Vans Trophy, now called the EFL Trophy. 

2004 - Forest Green vs Burton Albion

The 2004/05 campaign brought with it Rovers' worst ever start to a league season. After just seven games, but with no points on the board, Alan Lewer was brought in to turn the club's fortunes.

Despite positive early signs, it wasn't to be for Rovers, and one point from their final three games of the campaign saw Lewer's men finish 20th in the table, confirming relegation.

However, Forest Green were reinstated to the league over the summer after Northwich Victoria's demotion.

This week's featured game came during a fruitful November, and let's just say, you won't want to miss this one. 

2005 - Kidderminster Harriers vs Forest Green

In an attempt to avoid a repeat of the season before, Trevor Horsley made the decision to turn FGR professional for the first time at the start of the 2005/06 season. 

Former Rovers player Gary Owers was tasked with keeping Rovers in the Conference National, and after a roller-coaster season, Bruno Teixeira's second half goal ensured Rovers' status in the fifth tier with a 2-0 home win against play-off hopefuls Stevenage on final day.

It was a momentous day for Rovers fans, as they celebrated with players and staff at The Lawn for the last time, with a move up the hill on the horizon.

This week's featured game comes in the form of a September trip to Kidderminster, as Rovers went in search of their first point since the opening day of the season. 

2005 - Forest Green vs Morecambe

We're sticking with the 2005/06 season for this week's featured game, as Forest Green Rovers welcome Morecambe to The Lawn.

This game from early October takes place during a tough run of results for FGR, as they looked to seure their third win of the season. 

2006 - Grays Athletic vs Forest Green

For our final recap from the 2005/06 season, Rovers head to Grays Athletic as the season draws to a close, with relegation still on the horizon.

There's late drama in this one, so you'll want to stick around to the end.. 

2006 - Forest Green vs Dagenham and Redbridge

This week's featured game sees Rovers take to the pitch at The New Lawn for the first time, as they welcomed Dagenham and Redbridge to Nailsworth.  

2007 - York City vs Forest Green

The 2007/08 season was a strong one for Rovers, eventually finishing 8th in just their second season at The New Lawn.

This week's featured game comes in a hot run of form at the start of the campaign, as FGR travelled to York. 

2007 - Forest Green vs Stevenage

Forest Green welcomed Stevenage to The New Lawn in September of the 2007/08 season, for what turned out to be a spectacular 90 minutes of football.

Watch every kick from the six-goal thriller right here. 

2007 - Forest Green vs Kidderminster

This week's featured game takes place on a chilly Boxing Day afternoon, as Kidderminster Harriers visit The New Lawn.

Watch it all here. 

2008 - Forest Green vs Woking

Woking are the visitors to The New Lawn in this week's featured game.

Watch the full 90 minutes from the 2008 clash here. 

2008 - Forest Green vs Weymouth

It's a five-goal thriller this week at The New Lawn.

At the end of the first month of the 2008/09 season, an in-form Rovers side welcomed Weymouth to Nailsworth. 

2009 - Forest Green vs Oxford United

As the 2008/09 season drew to a close, Forest Green Rovers welcomed Oxford United to The New Lawn.

You're not going to want to miss this six-goal thriller... 

2011 - Forest Green vs Stockport County

Head back to the start of the 2011-12 season, as Forest Green Rovers kick-started their season in front of the TV cameras.

Newly relegated Stockport County made the trip to The New Lawn with hopes of bouncing straight back up to the Football League.