James Norwood's 10th goal of the season saw Forest Green secure a league double over Hyde and remain fourth.

David Poole almost gave Hyde a third-minute lead but his shot came crashing back off the crossbar.

Norwood slotted into the far corner from just inside the area but was later denied twice by keeper David Carnell.

The Hyde keeper saved from Reece Styche late on, while Adam Griffin forced a save out of Sam Russell at the other end as Rovers secured the win.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire

"It's a brilliant three points, I can't tell you how happy and proud I am that we've got those points and kept another clean sheet.

"Hyde are a really good footballing team and we've come here and took them on, I thought we were the better team.

"We're starting to look as if we're enjoying this grind that we talk about.

"To win away at Newport and Hyde is a statement and we've got to keep it going."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Hyde

  • 01 Carnell
  • 02 Brizell (Cox - 83' Booked )
  • 03 Griffin
  • 05 Ashworth
  • 16 Lomax
  • 07 Poole
  • 15 Allott
  • 17 Cassidy (Blinkhorn - 60' )
  • 21 Tomsett
  • 09 Spencer
  • 10 Jevons (Harris - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Frith
  • 08 Byrne
  • 11 Cox
  • 20 Blinkhorn
  • 25 Harris

Forest Green

  • 23 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 21 Racine
  • 04 Bangura
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 11 Forbes
  • 14 Taylor
  • 19 Rowe (Styche - 79' )
  • 20 Norwood Booked

Substitutes

  • 16 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 07 Koroma
  • 09 Styche
  • 10 Vieira
  • 17 Marsh
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 553

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

4 8

Corners

4 4

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:52 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Reece Styche. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:39

Corner taken by Adam Griffin.

89:39

David Poole takes the inswinging corner, Effort on goal by David Poole from just inside the area clears the bar.

89:23

Adam Griffin takes a shot. Sam Russell makes a save.

88:57

Shot from deep inside the area by Yan Klukowski goes over the bar.

88:43

Reece Styche takes a shot. Save made by David Carnell.

88:24 Booking

Booking Stefan Cox booked.

88:02

Foul by Stefan Cox on Matt Taylor, free kick awarded. Chris Stokes restarts play with the free kick.

86:44

Yan Klukowski takes the inswinging corner, save by David Carnell.

85:32

Jared Hodgkiss concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Blinkhorn. Adam Griffin restarts play with the free kick.

84:46

Unfair challenge on Chris Stokes by Stefan Cox results in a free kick. Yan Klukowski takes the indirect free kick.

83:14

Luke Ashworth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Reece Styche. Yan Klukowski restarts play with the free kick.

82:44 Substitution

Substitution Josh Brizell leaves the field to be replaced by Stefan Cox.

81:14

Al Bangura concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Spencer. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Griffin.

80:48

The official flags Reece Styche offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Carnell.

79:56

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line played to the near post, Chris Stokes takes a shot. Save by David Carnell.

79:40

Reece Styche takes a shot. David Carnell makes a save.

78:06 Substitution

Substitution (Forest Green) makes a substitution, with Reece Styche coming on for James Rowe.

78:06 Booking

Booking The referee cautions James Norwood for dissent.

77:37

David Poole challenges Al Bangura unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aarran Racine takes the indirect free kick.

76:41

Corner taken by David Poole.

75:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Taylor. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.

73:09

Matthew Blinkhorn fouled by Al Bangura, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Brizell.

72:02

James Norwood takes a shot. Save by David Carnell.

70:38 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Harris comes on in place of Phil Jevons.

66:24

The offside flag is raised against Matt Taylor. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.

65:30

Al Bangura challenges Liam Tomsett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kelvin Lomax restarts play with the free kick.

64:47

James Norwood produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

61:54

The referee blows for offside. David Carnell takes the free kick.

59:47 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Blinkhorn comes on in place of Matthew Cassidy.

57:45

Matt Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Carnell takes the indirect free kick.

56:33

David Poole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Taylor. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yan Klukowski from right wing.

55:46

Matt Taylor has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

55:30

James Norwood takes a shot. Save made by David Carnell.

54:01

Kelvin Lomax gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Taylor. Chris Stokes restarts play with the free kick.

51:06

James Rowe challenges Phil Jevons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Phil Jevons from the free kick.

50:06

Liam Tomsett takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

49:16

Unfair challenge on David Carnell by Matt Taylor results in a free kick. David Carnell takes the free kick.

47:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Taylor by Luke Ashworth. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yan Klukowski.

46:21

Matt Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David Carnell.

45:21 Goal scored

Goal! - James Norwood - Hyde 0 - 1 Forest Grn James Norwood gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hyde 0-1 Forest Green.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:37

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Carnell.

43:51

Aarran Racine concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jevons. A cross is delivered by Adam Griffin, Matthew Cassidy takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

42:38

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Griffin from the right by-line, clearance made by Al Bangura.

41:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eddie Oshodi on Scott Spencer. Adam Griffin fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Jared Hodgkiss gets a block in.

40:22

Chris Stokes challenges Phil Jevons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Brizell.

38:17

James Norwood fouled by Liam Tomsett, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Yan Klukowski from left wing, blocked by Phil Jevons.

35:27

Foul by James Rowe on Mark Allott, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Adam Griffin, save by Sam Russell.

33:51

James Norwood takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Lomax.

33:25

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

33:03

James Norwood takes a shot. Save by David Carnell.

30:59

James Norwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Ashworth. Free kick taken by David Carnell.

27:27

The offside flag is raised against Scott Spencer. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

24:52

The official flags Matt Taylor offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Carnell.

24:01

The official flags Matt Taylor offside. Luke Ashworth takes the indirect free kick.

19:36

The referee blows for offside. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

18:49

The referee blows for offside against James Norwood. David Carnell takes the free kick.

18:17

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kelvin Lomax.

16:57

Luke Ashworth concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Taylor. Free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

16:34

David Poole has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

16:09

Kelvin Lomax fouled by Matt Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kelvin Lomax.

15:33

The offside flag is raised against Matt Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by David Carnell.

14:07

Chris Stokes fouled by Matthew Cassidy, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Stokes restarts play with the free kick.

13:28

Outswinging corner taken by Yan Klukowski, save by David Carnell.

13:08

Matt Taylor takes a shot. Josh Brizell gets a block in.

5:34

Effort from the edge of the area by Phil Jevons goes wide of the left-hand post.

2:59

Al Bangura challenges Phil Jevons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Phil Jevons from the free kick.

2:21

Shot by David Poole from deep inside the penalty box bounces off the post.

1:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Taylor. Josh Brizell takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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