Forest Green 3-1 Alfreton Town

Former Exeter striker James Norwood scored twice as Forest Green eased past Alfreton Town.

Norwood took just seven minutes to open his account, nodding home Anthony Barry's cross to break the deadlock.

He doubled his tally with a thumping right-footed volley into the top right-hand corner from 12 yards out.

Danny Wright's low finish made it three before Dan Bradley netted a consolation for the visitors, firing home from 18 yards with the only goal of the half.

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Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Dave Hockaday: Forest Green boss after 3-1 win against Alfreton

"We just played it simply, we passed and moved and some of the goals were excellent.

"It's a comfortable win for us because we had such a good start, if we can replicate the first half into the second half then we have got a very good, powerful team.

"We're still growing, I'm not unhappy with where we are. We had one poor game against Lincoln but other than that we've been competitive, dominating possession and when we play I don't think there is anyone who can handle us.

"Whatever team we put out, it's competitive and we've got some great players to come back, so competition is going to get really fierce in the next few weeks."