Player-manager Andy Morrell scored a spectacular opening goal against Forest Green as Wrexham recorded their sixth consecutive home win.

Morrell volleyed home Robert Ogleby's cross in the 30th minute after coming on for the injured Brett Ormerod.

Johnny Hunt's emphatic left-footed finish made it 2-0 six minutes later.

Jamie Turley's dismissal after picking up two yellow cards in as many minutes confirmed Forest Green would not add to their run of three consecutive wins.

VIEW FROM THE CHANGING ROOM

Wrexham assistant manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"He [Andy Morrell] wasn't even going to put himself on the bench at one o'clock, we managed to talk him around because we know what he's got, he plays the game in the right way.

"I thought he deserved man of the match. He's come on and he's changed the game, scored a wonderful goal and hopefully that's the start of him now because we've worked without him for so long it was like signing a new player."

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Adrian Pennock: Forest Green Rovers boss on 2-0 defeat at Wrexham

"Obviously we're very disappointed at losing 2-0 but I can't fault the lads at all.

"I thought we started the game really well. We had some really good chances but it just wasn't our day today.

"What I was really pleased about is that we just didn't stop. What I was a little disappointed with was the first half when we were just smashing the ball forward.

"In the second half, even down to 10 men, we did get a bit more composure on the ball which was pleasing."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 28 Artell
  • 02 Wright
  • 03 Ashton
  • 29 Carrington
  • 08 Harris
  • 16 Hunt
  • 06 Clarke
  • 12 Keates
  • 15 Ogleby (Cieslewicz - 72' )
  • 10 Ormerod (Morrell - 18' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Morrell (Creighton - 91' )
  • 21 Evans
  • 05 Creighton
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 01 Mayebi

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 22 Green
  • 06 Bennett Booked
  • 05 Turley Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 02 Hodgkiss (Oshodi - 81' )
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 08 Klukowski (Styche - 81' )
  • 24 Kelly
  • 04 Bangura (Taylor - 53' )
  • 07 Norwood
  • 09 Wright

Substitutes

  • 19 Styche
  • 28 McHugh
  • 11 Forbes
  • 14 Taylor
  • 15 Oshodi
Ref: Adam Bromley
Att: 3,083

Match Stats

Shots

8 4

On target

4 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

6 13

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

90:00 +0:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Creighton replaces Andy Morrell.

88:30

Attempt missed. Andy Morrell (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

86:02

Foul by Reece Styche (Forest Green Rovers).

86:02

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

83:15

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

80:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reece Styche replaces Yan Klukowski.

80:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Eddie Oshodi replaces Jared Hodgkiss.

80:29

Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).

80:29

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

79:15

Attempt saved. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

77:27

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

77:27

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

75:39

Corner, Wrexham.

74:40 Booking

Booking Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:25

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

74:25

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

71:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Robert Ogleby.

69:25

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

67:14

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

65:16

Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

65:16

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

63:10

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

63:10

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

62:34

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

61:34

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

56:32 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers) for a bad foul.

56:08

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

56:08

Andy Morrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

54:15 Booking

Booking Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54:07

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

54:07

Andy Morrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

52:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces Al Bangura.

52:21

Foul by Stephen Wright (Wrexham).

52:21

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

48:23

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

48:23

David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

46:40

Attempt missed. Andy Morrell (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

45:00 +6:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

45:00 +6:04

Attempt saved. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

45:00 +5:33

Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

45:00 +5:33

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

44:59

Corner, Wrexham.

41:45

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

41:45

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

39:25

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

39:25

David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

39:07

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

38:49

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

37:24

Foul by David Artell (Wrexham).

37:24

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

35:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 0. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

29:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 1, Forest Green Rovers 0. Andy Morrell (Wrexham).

26:55

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

26:55

Andy Morrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

26:22

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

26:22

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

17:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Andy Morrell replaces Brett Ormerod.

12:05

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

9:07

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

9:07

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

7:46

Attempt saved. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

7:13

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

7:13

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

2:07

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

1:23

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

1:23

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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