Yan Klukowski scored one goal and laid on two more as Forest Green Rovers eased to victory over Stockport County.

Rovers led after five minutes when Klukowski slotted in from 12 yards.

The second goal came when Craig Hobson headed Klukowski's cross into his own net and James Norwood's shot made it 3-0 after more good work from Klukowski.

Sean Newton's 76th-minute penalty gave the visitors hope after Klukowski felled Tom Collins but Reece Styche's late shot sealed the win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Hockaday enjoys Forest Green energy

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"All we can do is look after ourselves and that's a very good three points against a team who are dangerous, big, strong and good at set plays.

"We deserved to win the game today. I would have liked to have got a fourth goal before they scored anything.

"The whole team today showed great energy. We're young, strong and if we nail the basics and keep on passing, then we're a match for most teams."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Forest Green

  • 23 Russell
  • 03 Stokes
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 16 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21 Racine
  • 22 Green Booked
  • 04 Bangura
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 10 Vieira (Koroma - 66' )
  • 14 Taylor
  • 20 Norwood (Styche - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 19 Rowe
  • 28 Brogan
  • 07 Koroma
  • 09 Styche

Stockport

  • 01 Ormson
  • 02 Halls Booked (Collins - 56' )
  • 03 Newton
  • 06 Tunnicliffe
  • 20 Fagbola (Kenyon - 16' )
  • 04 Connor
  • 22 Mainwaring
  • 23 Turnbull
  • 07 Whitehead (Rowe - 79' )
  • 09 Hattersley
  • 11 Hobson

Substitutes

  • 21 King
  • 08 Kenyon
  • 14 Sheridan
  • 10 Collins
  • 19 Rowe
Ref: Huxtable
Att: 1,176

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

8 3

Corners

4 3

Fouls

9 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:18 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:04

Matt Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Ian Ormson.

89:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Connor by Omar Koroma. Ian Ormson restarts play with the free kick.

88:45

The referee blows for offside against Omar Koroma. Free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

86:55

Chris Stokes provided the assist for the goal.

86:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Reece Styche - Forest Grn 4 - 1 Stockport Reece Styche scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Forest Green 4-1 Stockport County.

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Reece Styche is brought on as a substitute for James Norwood.

83:59

The official flags James Norwood offside. Ian Ormson restarts play with the free kick.

81:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sean Newton, Craig Hobson has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

79:08

Shot from long range by Chris Stokes goes wide of the left-hand upright.

78:27 Substitution

Substitution Danny Rowe replaces Danny Whitehead.

76:41

Assist by Tom Collins.

75:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Newton - Forest Grn 3 - 1 Stockport Sean Newton scores a placed penalty. Forest Green 3-1 Stockport County.

73:51

Yan Klukowski concedes a Penalty for a foul on Tom Collins.

70:11

Foul by Sean Newton on Omar Koroma, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

65:54 Substitution

Substitution Omar Koroma replaces Magno Vieira.

64:01

Matty Mainwaring takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

61:32

Chris Stokes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ian Ormson.

58:59

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Paul Turnbull, Ed Asafu-Adjaye makes a clearance.

58:59 Booking

Booking Paul Green goes into the referee's book.

58:54

Unfair challenge on Danny Hattersley by Paul Green results in a free kick.

58:02

Danny Hattersley concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Russell. Sam Russell takes the direct free kick.

56:09

Aarran Racine handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Sean Newton crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Eddie Oshodi.

55:27 Substitution

Substitution (Stockport County) makes a substitution, with Tom Collins coming on for Andy Halls.

55:27

Header from close range by Yan Klukowski clears the bar.

54:51

Yan Klukowski takes a shot. Save made by Ian Ormson.

54:14

James Tunnicliffe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Paul Green.

53:38

The assistant referee flags for offside against Yan Klukowski. Ian Ormson restarts play with the free kick.

52:53

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line.

52:53 Booking

Booking Andy Halls goes into the book.

51:34

James Norwood is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

51:12

Matt Taylor takes a shot. Save by Ian Ormson.

49:42

Unfair challenge on Sean Newton by Matt Taylor results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sean Newton, save made by Sam Russell.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:00 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:44

James Norwood challenges Craig Hobson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Newton delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right by-line. Danny Whitehead takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Sam Russell.

44:46

Craig Hobson challenges Aarran Racine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

44:16

Al Bangura challenges Joe Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Newton.

43:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aarran Racine on Craig Hobson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sean Newton from left channel.

39:47

Yan Klukowski takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

39:21

Craig Hobson takes a shot. Save made by Sam Russell.

38:39

The offside flag is raised against Craig Hobson. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

36:28

Effort from the edge of the area by James Norwood goes wide of the right-hand post.

36:04

Danny Whitehead takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

35:50

James Norwood takes a shot. Ian Ormson makes a save.

33:12

Shot from long distance by Matt Taylor misses to the right of the target.

32:46

Header by Danny Hattersley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

30:17

Alex Kenyon has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

28:42

Foul by Ed Asafu-Adjaye on Matty Mainwaring, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Whitehead, clearance by Ed Asafu-Adjaye.

27:54

Shot on goal by James Norwood from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

26:48

Corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski.

24:48

The assist for the goal came from Yan Klukowski.

24:48 Goal scored

Goal! - James Norwood - Forest Grn 3 - 0 Stockport James Norwood scores a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Forest Green 3-0 Stockport County.

23:52

Foul by Paul Green on Danny Whitehead, free kick awarded. James Tunnicliffe restarts play with the free kick.

18:22

Matty Mainwaring produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

15:42 Substitution

Substitution Alex Kenyon replaces Jordan Fagbola.

14:39

Assist by Yan Klukowski.

14:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Hobson - Forest Grn 2 - 0 Stockport Own goal by Craig Hobson. Forest Green 2-0 Stockport County.

13:33

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line to the near post.

11:21

Craig Hobson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

5:06

Corner taken by Danny Whitehead from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Al Bangura.

4:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Yan Klukowski - Forest Grn 1 - 0 Stockport Yan Klukowski finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Forest Green 1-0 Stockport County.

0:15

Effort from the edge of the area by Matt Taylor goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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