Forest Green Rovers were left rooted to the bottom of the League One table after they were beaten at 10-man Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday evening.

Top scorer Dion Charles fired Ian Evatt's side into a sixth-minute lead with his 13th goal of the season before he was mistakenly sent-off later in the first-half.

The home side had to play with 10 men after a 28th minute flashpoint which saw Charles erroneously red-carded by referee Tom Nield for violent conduct.

Replays clearly showed team-mate Elias Kachunga had lashed out at Rovers' defender Brandon Cooper.

Despite Bolton protests, and after a lengthy delay, Charles eventually left the pitch, although the red card may be overturned on appeal.

But despite their numerical advantage, Ian Burchnall's side were unable to make it count.

Rovers dominated possession and shots totals but Trotters goalkeeper James Trafford was rarely troubled and Bolton moved up into the play-off spots, whilst the visitors remained rock bottom.

After the game, boss Ian Burchnall admitted his side need to "fight like every game is our last game" if they are to avoid relegation.

"It's disappointing really considering the nature of the game," he said.

"The early goal is always tough but after that, we had a good period. The red card changed the complexion of the game, I felt we had control of it but the quality in the final third wasn’t good enough.

"Our commitment in the box, we didn’t challenge their goal considering the amount of ball we had.

"We have to fight like every game is our last game and I need to see that more from my players. When we come to a place like this, people don’t expect it so if it doesn’t we move on but every game is a possibility to win and we have to commit like that."