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Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Nuneaton Town

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."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 22Green
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 6Bennett
  • 5Turley
  • 8Klukowski
  • 4Bangura
  • 24Kelly
  • 9Wright
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forVieiraat 75'minutesSubstituted forStycheat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Vieira
  • 11Forbes
  • 28McHugh
  • 19Styche
  • 16Racine

Nuneaton

  • 19Belshaw
  • 3Bell
  • 15Gordon
  • 5Dean
  • 20Trainer
  • 13Sleath
  • 7Armson
  • 11Streete
  • 26Hibbert
  • 9Moult
  • 16York

Substitutes

  • 6Walker
  • 8Adams
  • 24Delfouneso
  • 17Taylor
  • 27Ladapo
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
933

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Magno Vieira (Forest Green Rovers).

  13. Post update

    James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

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