Marcus Kelly gave Forest Green caretaker manager Scott Bartlett a winning finale against Nuneaton.

Ed Asafu-Adjaye made a crucial early block to deny Boro's Wesley York before goalkeeper Sam Russell foiled Louis Moult from the resulting corner.

Kelly then smashed home James Norwood's cross to punish the visitors.

Adrian Pennock, who was named Dave Hockaday's successor on Tuesday, will take charge for the first time against Lincoln on Saturday.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

"We were a little bit nervous in the first 20 minutes and then we settled down a bit and got a cracking goal.

"I met the players at 6.15 this evening. Scott (Bartlett, academy boss) has been preparing the team.

"I didn't want to sit in the stand - I wanted to get involved straight away. Overall, I was really pleased with the result."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (2)

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 22 Green
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 06 Bennett
  • 05 Turley
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 04 Bangura
  • 24 Kelly
  • 09 Wright
  • 07 Norwood (Vieira - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Vieira (Styche - 84' )
  • 11 Forbes
  • 28 McHugh
  • 19 Styche
  • 16 Racine

Nuneaton Town

  • 19 Belshaw
  • 03 Bell
  • 15 Gordon
  • 05 Dean
  • 20 Trainer
  • 13 Sleath
  • 07 Armson
  • 11 Streete
  • 26 Hibbert
  • 09 Moult
  • 16 York

Substitutes

  • 06 Walker
  • 08 Adams
  • 24 Delfouneso
  • 17 Taylor
  • 27 Ladapo
Ref: Simon Bennett
Att: 933

Match Stats

Shots

5 12

On target

2 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

90:00 +1:54

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

90:00 +1:54

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

88:15

Foul by Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town).

88:15

Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

87:12

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

87:12

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

86:47

Attempt blocked. Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:10

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

83:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reece Styche replaces Magno Vieira because of an injury.

81:54

Foul by Magno Vieira (Forest Green Rovers).

81:54

James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

80:24

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

80:24

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

78:35

Attempt missed. Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

77:18

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

74:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Magno Vieira replaces James Norwood.

74:29

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

71:13

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

71:13

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

70:09

Attempt saved. Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

69:03

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

66:07

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

64:02

Attempt missed. Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

62:22

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

62:22

Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

62:00

Foul by Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers).

62:00

Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

61:00

Foul by Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town).

61:00

Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

59:31

Foul by Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town).

59:31

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

58:47

Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Phil Trainer with a cross.

57:32

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Yan Klukowski tries a through ball, but Yan Klukowski is caught offside.

56:04

Attempt missed. Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Armson.

55:36

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

55:13

Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

55:13

James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

53:37

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

53:37

Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

52:05

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Yan Klukowski tries a through ball, but Yan Klukowski is caught offside.

51:35

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

50:56

Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45:00

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

42:19

Foul by Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town).

42:19

Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

41:39

Attempt blocked. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

39:01

Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Theo Streete with a cross.

37:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Nuneaton Town 0. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

35:41

Attempt saved. Delroy Gordon (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by James Armson.

35:11

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

32:46

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

31:50

Foul by Delroy Gordon (Nuneaton Town).

31:50

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

27:33

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

25:11

Attempt missed. Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Armson with a cross.

24:36

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

24:36

Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

23:54

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

21:38

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

21:38

Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

16:37

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

16:37

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

14:37

Foul by Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers).

14:37

Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

13:23

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

13:23

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

12:54

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Nuneaton Town).

12:54

Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

10:07

Attempt blocked. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Armson.

9:35

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

9:13

Attempt blocked. Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Phil Trainer with a cross.

5:32

Foul by Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town).

5:32

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

3:40

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

2:10

Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

2:10

James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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