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Wrexham 2-0 Forest Green Rovers

Wrexham manager Andy Morrell

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:

"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."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 28Artell
  • 2Wright
  • 3Ashton
  • 29Carrington
  • 8Harris
  • 16Hunt
  • 6Clarke
  • 12Keates
  • 15OglebySubstituted forCieslewiczat 72'minutes
  • 10OrmerodSubstituted forMorrellat 18'minutesSubstituted forCreightonat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Morrell
  • 21Evans
  • 5Creighton
  • 7Cieslewicz
  • 1Mayebi

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 22Green
  • 6BennettBooked at 75mins
  • 5TurleyBooked at 57mins
  • 2HodgkissSubstituted forOshodiat 81'minutes
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forStycheat 81'minutes
  • 24Kelly
  • 4BanguraSubstituted forTaylorat 53'minutes
  • 7Norwood
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Creighton replaces Andy Morrell.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Reece Styche (Forest Green Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

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

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Robert Ogleby.

  20. Post update

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