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Forest Green Rovers 2-0 Crawley Town

Forest Green made it five consecutive home wins as they shocked League Two form side Crawley Town.

Mark Cooper's improving side caught Crawley cold with two goals in the opening 24 minutes.

Reuben Reid just got a touch for Rovers' first on 10 minutes from a Dale Bennett cross.

Top scorer Christian Doidge made it 2-0 in the 24th minute, touching home a Dayle Grubb cross for his 21st goal of the season.

Crawley, who had won eight out of their past 10 matches, offered little, but Jimmy Smith should have pulled them back into the game with just Brad Collins to beat.

And the anticipated second-half response from Harry Kewell's side failed to materialise while Rovers should have added to their two-goal cushion.

Grubb hit the bar from the edge of the box on 55 minutes and five minutes later Reid thumped a header onto the post from a Haydn Hollis cross and as he prepared to roll the free ball home, Crawley's Josh Yorwerth blocked on the line.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 2Bennett
  • 16Gunning
  • 20Rawson
  • 32Hollis
  • 31BraySubstituted forWishartat 63'minutes
  • 22ClementsSubstituted forCollinsat 72'minutes
  • 34OsbourneBooked at 79mins
  • 8GrubbSubstituted forLairdat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Doidge
  • 26Reid

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 5Collins
  • 10Brown
  • 12Simpson
  • 17Wishart
  • 25Campbell
  • 30Belford

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 15YorwerthBooked at 36mins
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 90mins
  • 3DohertySubstituted forTajbakhshat 63'minutes
  • 4Payne
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 8Smith
  • 25RandallSubstituted forEvinaat 45'minutes
  • 9Ahearne-Grant
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 5McNerney
  • 12Mersin
  • 19Evina
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 21Bulman
  • 22Lelan
  • 27Sanoh
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
2,346

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away13
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Crawley Town 0.

Booking

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Scott Laird replaces Dayle Grubb.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aryan Taj (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Aryan Taj (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers).

Cedric Evina (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay in match Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) because of an injury.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Gavin Gunning.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Collins replaces Chris Clements.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Foul by Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Chris Clements (Forest Green Rovers).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Aryan Taj replaces Josh Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wishart replaces Alex Bray.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Josh Yorwerth.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton34208674344068
2Accrington34205958382065
3Wycombe34188867501762
4Notts County351710856362061
5Mansfield341612653351860
6Exeter33184114437758
7Swindon35183145551457
8Lincoln City34141194637953
9Coventry33156123728951
10Carlisle35149125045551
11Crawley35156144143-251
12Colchester351311114541450
13Newport341212104143-248
14Cambridge35139133545-1048
15Stevenage35119154651-542
16Cheltenham351010154852-440
17Yeovil34108164655-938
18Crewe35113214157-1636
19Forest Green34106183956-1736
20Grimsby3599173051-2136
21Morecambe33811143444-1035
22Port Vale3498173749-1235
23Chesterfield3486203561-2630
24Barnet3578203352-1929
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