Mark Cooper spoke after the encounter

Noah Dougherty
Thursday 08 November 2018

Forest Green Rovers fell to a 3-1 defeat in the Checkatrade Trophy against an impressive Arsenal Under 21 side.

Joe Willock's first-half brace and a late strike from Tyreece John-Jules was enough to see off the home side despite a goal from Dayle Grubb just after the hour mark.