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Guiseley 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

Promotion-chasing Forest Green Rovers earned a hard-fought win at struggling Guiseley in the National League.

The hosts dominated for much of the game, with Emile Sinclair seeing a shot rebound off both posts for the Lions in the first half.

Elliott Frear had a shot well saved by Dan Atkinson for Rovers, while Sinclair again hit the woodwork after the break.

But Brett Williams secured victory when he fired the ball in off the bar from Keanu Marsh-Brown's pull-back.

The result leaves Forest Green second in the table, two points off leaders Cheltenham.

Forest Green assistant manager Jamie Day told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Day on Guiseley v Forest Green

"We rode our luck a little bit at times and Steve Arnold pulled off a couple of good saves and bodies were thrown on the line and we managed to snatch it at the end.

"All round there was some good performances - David Pipe did well in front of the back four and all the back four put in a shift.

"I can't praise the boys highly enough, they got the three points which we needed."

Line-ups

Guiseley

  • 17Atkinson
  • 36Hurst
  • 25Atkinson
  • 12HallBooked at 78mins
  • 4Lowe
  • 6Lawlor
  • 8BoshellSubstituted forBoyesat 85'minutes
  • 35NorburnSubstituted forRotheryat 83'minutes
  • 23SinclairSubstituted forDickinsonat 75'minutes
  • 34Dudley
  • 19Boshell

Substitutes

  • 2Toulson
  • 3Parker
  • 9Boyes
  • 11Rothery
  • 16Dickinson

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 19Sinclair
  • 3Jennings
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 2Pipe
  • 16Racine
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forWilliamsat 75'minutes
  • 24CarterBooked at 53minsSubstituted forMooreat 65'minutes
  • 11FrearSubstituted forKellyat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Wedgbury
  • 10Kelly
  • 14Moore
  • 17Guthrie
  • 26Williams
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
550

Match Stats

Home TeamGuiseleyAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Guiseley 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. Adam Boyes (Guiseley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Liam Dickinson (Guiseley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Adam Boyes (Guiseley).

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Elliott Frear.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Adam Boyes replaces Danny Boshell.

Foul by Liam Dickinson (Guiseley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Gavin Rothery replaces Oliver Norburn.

Goal!

Goal! Guiseley 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

Danny Lowe (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Danny Hall (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Brett Williams replaces Jon Parkin.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Liam Dickinson replaces Emile Sinclair.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Guiseley).

Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Guiseley.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Darren Carter.

Attempt missed. Oliver Norburn (Guiseley) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Guiseley.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Corner, Guiseley.

Attempt saved. Emile Sinclair (Guiseley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Robert Atkinson (Guiseley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Guiseley.

Booking

Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

Danny Boshell (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by James Hurst (Guiseley).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Guiseley 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

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