League Two
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Morecambe 1-2 Forest Green Rovers

Late goals from Jake Young and Jamille Matt kept Forest Green in the League Two play-of with victory at Morecambe.

Mark Cooper's side looked set for defeat after a first-half goal from A-Jay Leitch-Smith but the game turned on its head in the final stages.

Morecambe took the lead in the 19th minute with a fine finish from Leitch-Smith, who drilled a superb low effort into the bottom left corner from just inside the box.

The second half started with Aaron Wildig coming close to doubling the home side's lead as he took advantage of Luke McGee's poor clearance to pick up the loose ball but his effort came back off the crossbar.

From there Forest Green looked the sharper side.

Odin Bailey struck the crossbar with a 25-yard eftort before Young brought the visitors level with a fine finish from eight yards after 79 minutes.

Three minutes later Matt sealed the points with a powerful header after a perfect cross from Bailey.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Turner
  • 5LavelleBooked at 21mins
  • 24Songo'o
  • 4Knight-PercivalBooked at 87mins
  • 2Mellor
  • 16O'Sullivan
  • 8Diagouraga
  • 10WildigBooked at 74mins
  • 3HendrieBooked at 64mins
  • 20PhillipsSubstituted forPringleat 62'minutes
  • 17Leitch-SmithSubstituted forMcAlindenat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Slew
  • 11Mendes Gomes
  • 12Halstead
  • 18Pringle
  • 19McAlinden
  • 23Price

Forest Green

  • 1McGee
  • 22Godwin-MalifeBooked at 74mins
  • 5Stokes
  • 6Kitching
  • 25Richardson
  • 7Winchester
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forWhitehouseat 76'minutes
  • 28MarchSubstituted forYoungat 45'minutes
  • 17Bailey
  • 10CollinsSubstituted forWagstaffat 68'minutes
  • 14MattBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 3Bernard
  • 16Evans
  • 18Young
  • 19McCoulsky
  • 20Whitehouse
  • 21Wagstaff
  • 24Thomas
Referee:
Michael Salisbury

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yann Songo'o (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Elliott Whitehouse.

  5. Post update

    Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Morecambe).

  7. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jamille Matt tries a through ball, but Jake Young is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kelvin Mellor (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Hendrie with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliott Whitehouse (Forest Green Rovers) header from very close range is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Odin Bailey with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Jake Turner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jayden Richardson (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

  13. Booking

    Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Booking

    Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Jayden Richardson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Morecambe).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Young (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Odin Bailey with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.