National League
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Forest Green Rovers 3-0 Guiseley

Forest Green Rovers' Jon Parkin
Jon Parkin has scored five goals in 14 appearances for Forest Green Rovers this season

Forest Green Rovers extended their lead at the top of the National League with victory over struggling Guiseley.

Guiseley had the better of the early chances, but Elliott Frear fired in Jon Parkin's cross to put the hosts ahead.

Parkin had a goal ruled out for a foul after the break, before he made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Kurtis Guthrie was tripped by Gavin Rothery.

Substitute Aaron O'Connor volleyed in a third to ensure Rovers went five points clear of second-placed Cheltenham.

Forest Green assistant manager Jamie Day told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Day on Forest Green v Guiseley

"The good thing is we're creating chances. Another three goals is a good ratio for goals for.

"If we're being really critical we could have scored more, but we'll keep taking three-nils.

"We've just got to be consistent, that's what this league is all about. If you can keep picking up points and you can bounce back when you've been beaten, hopefully you'll be there or thereabouts."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Maxted
  • 6Bennett
  • 5JonesSubstituted forCloughat 46'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 10Kelly
  • 16Racine
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forWedgburyat 71'minutes
  • 24Carter
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forO'Connorat 77'minutes
  • 20Parkin

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 4Clough
  • 7O'Connor
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 25Eve

Guiseley

  • 1Drench
  • 4Lowe
  • 5Lockwood
  • 7Brooksby
  • 14Hatfield
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6Lawlor
  • 9BoyesSubstituted forDickinsonat 60'minutes
  • 15MarisSubstituted forCraddockat 70'minutes
  • 11RotheryBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBoshellat 65'minutes
  • 8Boshell

Substitutes

  • 10Craddock
  • 16Dickinson
  • 17Atkinson
  • 19Boshell
  • 24Thompson
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,749

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamGuiseley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Guiseley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Guiseley 0.

Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

Wayne Brooksby (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Guiseley.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron O'Connor tries a through ball, but Aaron O'Connor is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Guiseley 0. Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Darren Carter.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron O'Connor replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Adam Lockwood (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Sam Wedgbury replaces Rob Sinclair.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Tom Craddock replaces George Maris.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Nicky Boshell replaces Gavin Rothery.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Liam Dickinson replaces Adam Boyes.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

Foul by Jake Lawlor (Guiseley).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Guiseley 0. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Gavin Rothery (Guiseley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Guiseley.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Adam Lockwood (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Charlie Clough replaces Darren Jones because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Guiseley 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Guiseley 0.

Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Gavin Rothery (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gavin Rothery (Guiseley).

Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Will Hatfield (Guiseley).

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

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