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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Zak Mills (Morecambe).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers).

  10. Post update

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

  11. 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.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Aaron Wildig.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Nathan McGinley.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Jason Oswell replaces Vadaine Oliver.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Kevin Ellison.