Forest Green back to their more fluent best as they come from behind to beat Tempest

Action from Hurst Green's 4-1 win at home to Tempest United
Action from Hurst Green's 4-1 win at home to Tempest United

Hurst Green came from behind to see off Tempest on Saturday.

Manager Seedall made several changes, with Byrne, Walker and Wilkinson all returning to the side.

Kicking with the slope, the home side had the first chance with only 15 seconds on the clock but Walker couldn’t capitalise, and Stead and Coar both missed chances.

On the half hour, against the run of play, the away side took advantage of some slack play on the edge of the box to take the lead with a crisp finish.

The villagers were playing more fluently than of late though and the sublime Wilkinson poached the equaliser.

The away side must have fancied their chances in the second half with the slope in their favour, but the hosts got their noses in front when Coar rifled home to make it 2­-1.

Then came a pivotal moment when Tempest struck the bar when it seemed easier to score.

Driven on by Byrne and Howarth, the Green extended their lead when Walker slotted home to make it 3-­1.

Manager Seedall sent on Nolan and the superb talent made an immediate impact with his close control and dribbling skills. It was from an outstanding run that he unselfishly laid the ball back for fellow substitute Hayes to slot home with his first touch.