Forest Green’s Nicky Cadden scored a hat-trick against Crawley Town in the England League Two. Forest Green won the game 6-3 (2-2) at home. Jamille Matt, Mathew Stevens and Jake Young scored the remaining goals for the home side, while Crawley Town’s goals came through Hessenthaler and Appiah.
The hosting team Forest Green started best and were already 1-0 up already from the kickoff. After only one minute Nicky Cadden scored.
Crawley Town equalised to 1-1 early in the match when Jake Hessenthaler made his mark as he found the net in the 14th minute.
Forest Green took the lead again, as Mathew Stevens scored, in the 24th minute.
Crawley Town equalised to make it 2-2 after half an hour’s play as Jake Hessenthaler scored one more time. This occasion he scored.
Straight after the break, Jamille Matt scored and gave Forest Green the lead again.
In the 67th minute, Nicky Cadden netted, to increase the lead for Forest Green.
Nicky Cadden also scored in the 69th minute as he netted, and then completed a hatrick.
Jake Young increased Forest Green’s lead, in the 78th minute.
The goal that reduced the score to 6-3 came right at the end of the game, when Kwesi Appiah scored a goal for Crawley Town. However, Crawley Town were unable to make more of an impression. This brought the final score to 6-3.
This makes an impressive four straight victories for Forest Green’s.
Forest Green have 12 points after four games, while Crawley Town have taken three points from three games.
The last outing between the teams ended in a 0-0 draw, with Crawley Town at home in April 2021.
In the next games in the England League Two, Forest Green will play Port Vale (home) on 2021-08-28, Exeter (away) on 2021-09-04 and Northampton (home) on 2021-09-11. Crawley Town play Northampton (home) on 2021-08-28, Bristol Rovers (away) on 2021-09-04 and Carlisle (home) on 2021-09-11.