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Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Morecambe

Morecambe produced a smash and grab to take all the points at Forest Green as Aaron Wildig's late goal secured an away win.

With the game goalless after Rovers failed to take a raft of chances, the Morecambe skipper pounced in the 86th minute to secure his side back-to-back League Two victories.

Mark Cooper's Rovers could have taken the lead inside 30 seconds but Carl Winchester blazed over.

At the other end, Zak Mills was denied by a fine save from home goalkeeper James Montgomery.

Morecambe defender Steven Old cleared George Williams' effort off the line after the former Wales international got on the end of a Theo Archibald cross.

Sharp reflexes from Montgomery kept the scores level as he denied Shrimps striker Liam Mandeville from point-blank range, while at the other end Williams forced Mark Halstead to tip over.

Rovers dominated the second half with Archibald evading three defenders to create himself a chance before skewing wide with just Halstead to beat.

Halstead then denied Reuben Reid with 30 minutes to go while only a last-gasp challenge from Jordan Cranston denied Reece Brown.

Morecambe were penned in, but in a rare attacking foray Wildig showed composure in the box to fire the winner beyond Montgomery.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 13Montgomery
  • 7Winchester
  • 6Rawson
  • 19McGinley
  • 23Mills
  • 20DigbyBooked at 90mins
  • 4JamesSubstituted forCampbellat 71'minutes
  • 11Williams
  • 10Brown
  • 18ArchibaldBooked at 45mins
  • 26Reid

Substitutes

  • 1Sanchez
  • 14Campbell
  • 16Gunning
  • 17Pearce
  • 21Worthington
  • 22Morris

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 2Mills
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 3Conlan
  • 15Wildig
  • 27Cranston
  • 28Leitch-SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 17MandevilleSubstituted forTutteat 66'minutes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forKenyonat 78'minutes
  • 9OliverSubstituted forOswellat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 6Tutte
  • 12Oswell
  • 13Szczepaniak
  • 14Yarney
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 25Hedley
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,085

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Zak Mills (Morecambe).

Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Paul Digby (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Morecambe 1. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andrew Tutte.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Aaron Wildig.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Nathan McGinley.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jason Oswell replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Attempt missed. George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Kevin Ellison.

Attempt saved. Theo Archibald (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Theo Archibald (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Delay in match Luke Conlan (Morecambe) because of an injury.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Aaron Wildig.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Tahvon Campbell replaces Lloyd James.

Foul by Zak Mills (Morecambe).

Theo Archibald (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

(Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Tutte replaces Liam Mandeville.

Attempt missed. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Zak Mills.

Foul by Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers).

Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons18107126101637
2Lincoln City17113332151736
3Newport189542729-232
4Colchester1894531181331
5Mansfield18710126131331
6Exeter188642819930
7Tranmere188642719830
8Bury1885532181429
9Stevenage188462120128
10Forest Green186932618827
11Carlisle188282322126
12Oldham186662419524
13Crawley187292430-623
14Northampton185762223-122
15Crewe186481921-222
16Port Vale186481722-522
17Yeovil165652318521
18Swindon185671926-721
19Morecambe1862101829-1120
20Grimsby1853101223-1118
21Cambridge1853101730-1318
22Cheltenham173591525-1014
23Notts County1835102039-1914
24Macclesfield1814131437-237
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