Forest Green boss Mark Cooper conceded his side’s win against Oldham “was not a pretty watch” after getting the better of a seven-goal thriller.

Four goals in 13 dramatic second-half minutes saw Rovers close the gap on League Two leaders Cambridge to one point with a 4-3 victory.

Cooper said: “It was very challenging, but I can’t fault the commitment and determination of the players.

“We were naive and lost a lot of tackles, Oldham looked like they were going to score every time they got the ball, but we looked like we would score as well.

“While we’ve not scored enough this season, we defended well. Tonight, it was the other way around and when we watch that back on Thursday it will keep their feet on the ground, it’s not going to be a pretty watch.

“I can’t be too hard on them because they have defended well this season. It was a difficult game to read and it was far too much end-to-end against a counter-attacking team.

“The way it was going they were scoring with every attack and we were scoring with every attack.”