Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 5, Southport 1.
Forest Green Rovers 5-1 Southport
Forest Green racked up a fifth straight win with a convincing victory at home against struggling Southport.
Kieffer Moore gave the hosts the perfect start by heading in Liam Noble's free-kick. After Mohamed Chemlal doubled the lead inside 10 minutes, Moore slammed a shot against the post as Andy Bishop's men were run ragged.
The player-manager offered a brief riposte himself, reducing Southport's arrears five minutes after the break by turning in a cross. And minutes later he forced Sam Russell into a good save with a low shot.
But Charlie Clough put matters beyond doubt when he headed in Noble's corner, and Moore and substitute Rhys Murphy added further gloss to the victory late on.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 4TraoreSubstituted forCarterat 63'minutes
- 20TubbsSubstituted forRobertat 60'minutes
- 25ChemlalSubstituted forMurphyat 70'minutes
- 7AllenSubstituted forMcCarthyat 65'minutes
- 19BishopSubstituted forGrayat 62'minutes
- 20StanleySubstituted forCatonat 22'minutes
- 22HoweBooked at 58mins
- Adrian Quelch
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 5, Southport 1.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 5, Southport 1. Rhys Murphy (Forest Green Rovers).
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 4, Southport 1. Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers).
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Rhys Murphy replaces Mohamed Chemlal.
Substitution, Southport. Connor McCarthy replaces Jamie Allen.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Darren Carter replaces Drissa Traoré.
Substitution, Southport. James Gray replaces Andy Bishop.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers).
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Fabien Robert replaces Matt Tubbs.
Callum Howe (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 1. Andy Bishop (Southport).
Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 0.
First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 0.
Substitution, Southport. James Caton replaces Craig Stanley.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 0. Mohamed Chemlal (Forest Green Rovers).
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Southport 0. Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.