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Forest Green Rovers 3-1 Southport

Danny Wright's first goals for three months gave Forest Green victory over Southport.

Danny Hattersley and Karl Ledsham both had chances for the visitors, but Sam Russell made a fantastic double save.

Lee Hughes teed up Wright to slot the ball home minutes before he headed in his second from a James Norwood cross.

John O'Sullivan halved the deficit, but substitute Yan Klukowski restored the two-goal cushion with his first touch as he converted Norwood's cross.

Forest Green are now unbeaten in their last five Skrill Premier matches.

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Adrian Pennock

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Post-match: Forest Green's Adrian Pennock

"I'm very pleased, it was tough but that was a great result for us.

"[James] Norwood was outstanding, he has been working hard in training and has been doing extra work, he was great today.

"It was one of those games where we had to dig in, but the third goal killed it."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 15Oshodi
  • 20OliverBooked at 59mins
  • 6Bennett
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 24Kelly
  • 4Bangura
  • 23Barry
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forVieiraat 90+2'minutes
  • 29HughesSubstituted forKlukowskiat 45+1'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 8Klukowski
  • 18Walker
  • 10Vieira
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21White

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 28Daly
  • 7NsialaSubstituted forBrodieat 79'minutes
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 18George
  • 10Ledsham
  • 6Brown
  • 21Osawe
  • 30O'Neil
  • 15HattersleySubstituted forMukendiat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Wimmer
  • 12Challoner
  • 16Joyce
  • 8Mukendi
  • 25Brodie
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,118

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1.

Corner, Southport.

Corner, Southport.

Substitution

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

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

Attempt blocked. Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).

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

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Southport.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Aristote Nsiala because of an injury.

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

Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Vinny Mukendi replaces Danny Hattersley.

Attempt missed. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

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

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Southport.

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

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

Booking

Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

Osayamen Osawe (Southport) wins a free kick.

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

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

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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