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Forest Green value to upset deflated hosts.

Byline: Phil Agius

FOREST GREEN revealed over the weekend that they are in major financial trouble, but the news seemed to galvanise the players, who landed odds of 11-2 when scoring a Blue Square Premier win at Kettering.

There may be further good news to come for Rovers as they bid to escape the drop zone as tonight they visit a Salisbury side who could be in low spirits after their FA Trophy semi-final exit at Barrow.

The Gloucestershire outfit still look likely to go down, and it's worth bearing in mind that Salisbury, who had ten points deducted for their own financial trouble, have doubled Rovers' tally of seven league wins.

But loan striker Lee Morris has added a creative spark to the Forest Green side and if Salisbury still have their chins on the floor the needy visitors could take advantage.

Ilkeston look in a false position in the Blue Square North and though their bid to climb the table could be hampered by fixture congestion, they can begin a run of seven home games in a row successfully against Eastwood.

Ilkeston played nine of their ten league games away from home between October and February and won their last two home contests, against Corby and Blyth Spartans.

Former leaders Eastwood have won only one of their last nine in the league and haven't scored more than one goal in their last nine games.

Another team suffering from a fixture backlog are Horsham, who can be taken on when they host AFC Hornchurch in the Ryman Premier tonight.

The Sussex side have lost six of their last seven, including a 2-1 defeat at tonight's opponents ten days ago.

Hornchurch were no match for second-placed Kingstonian on Saturday but lost only one of their previous seven games. Blue Square Premier formguide, page 74 Recommendations Forest Green 1pt 14-5 Blue Square, 888sport Ilkeston 1pt 5-4 Stan James AFC Hornchurch 1pt 13-8 general
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Mar 23, 2010
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