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Forest Green Rovers 3-0 Wrexham

Liam Noble
Liam Noble scored his sixth goal of the season with Forest Green's second against Wrexham

Forest Green moved level on points with National League leaders Lincoln City after a comfortable home win over Wrexham.

Liam Noble was twice denied by Chris Dunn before Dale Bennett put the hosts ahead before the break after a goalmouth scramble.

Noble doubled the lead with a penalty after Martin Riley fouled Kaiyne Woolery.

Christian Doidge sealed victory with his 21st goal of the season.

Rovers stay second in the table with Lincoln, in FA Trophy semi-final action, remaining leaders on goal difference having played three games less than Mark Cooper's side.

Wrexham remain 10th despite suffering their second successive defeat.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales; "Performance wise it wasn't good enough and result wise it was disappointing.

"For the first 40 minutes we played a decent enough shape to frustrate them and the first goal on the stroke of half time is massive and gives them a lift.

"They're a good team and hence the reason why they are chasing the top place."


Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 4Traoré
  • 6Bennett
  • 12CarterBooked at 39mins
  • 16PinnockSubstituted forWedgburyat 18'minutes
  • 15Noble
  • 5EllisBooked at 43mins
  • 10Kelly
  • 14WooleryBooked at 39mins
  • 9DoidgeSubstituted forBugielat 68'minutes
  • 20Cooper


  • 8Wedgbury
  • 11Bugiel
  • 17Wishart
  • 19Sinclair
  • 26Robert


  • 24Dunn
  • 3JenningsBooked at 43mins
  • 7BarryBooked at 43minsSubstituted forAllenat 52'minutes
  • 13Carrington
  • 5RileyBooked at 27mins
  • 14Rutherford
  • 6Tilt
  • 16PennSubstituted forEvansat 90'minutes
  • 9WhiteBooked at 44mins
  • 11McLeodSubstituted forMassankaat 52'minutes
  • 23Shenton


  • 1Jalal
  • 2Allen
  • 15Evans
  • 18Massanka
  • 28Harry
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Wrexham 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Rob Evans replaces Russell Penn.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Christian Doidge.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Wrexham 0. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Iffy Allen replaces Antony Barry.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Ntumba Massanka replaces Izale McLeod.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Wrexham 0. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a.

  9. Second Half

    Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Wrexham 0.

  10. Half Time

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

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Wrexham 0. Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

  12. Booking

    Jordan White (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Booking

    Antony Barry (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Booking

    Mark Ellis (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Booking

    James Jennings (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Booking

    Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Booking

    Martin Riley (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Sam Wedgbury replaces Ethan Pinnock.

  19. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  20. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

1Lincoln City34226667323572
2Forest Green37219777453272
4Dag & Red372141262431967
11Boreham Wood381213133833549
14Solihull Moors37139155253-148
18Sutton United36128163949-1044
19Maidstone United36117184463-1940
23North Ferriby United38103252460-3633
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