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Stevenage 3-0 Forest Green Rovers

Danny Newton scored twice as Stevenage stunned promotion-chasing Forest Green 3-0 to move towards the comfort of mid-table in League Two.

Alex Revell's side were in the bottom two at the start of the year but now find themselves 12 points clear of trouble, while Rovers have dropped to third after a bad night at the Lamex Stadium.

Stevenage went ahead after half an hour when Luther James-Wildin's pass put Elliot Osborne in behind down the right and his cut-back gave Newton a tap-in from a few yards.

The Boro were excellent for the remainder of the first half and it took a terrific save by Lewis Thomas, at full stretch, to prevent Tom Pett from adding to their lead.

But Thomas could not stop Forest Green from falling further behind a minute later, as Newton's deflected effort squirmed in off the post despite the goalkeeper's best efforts.

Elliott List made the game safe for Stevenage in the 64th minute when he left Thomas standing with a first-time shot after being played in by Chris Lines.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Cumming
  • 15Vancooten
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 28MartinBooked at 73mins
  • 2Wildin
  • 26Pett
  • 40Lines
  • 8OsborneSubstituted forHuttonat 70'minutes
  • 3CokerSubstituted forVincelotat 75'minutes
  • 11NewtonBooked at 49minsSubstituted forHector-Ingramat 84'minutes
  • 17List

Substitutes

  • 4Vincelot
  • 6Prosser
  • 12Hutton
  • 13Johnson
  • 19Read
  • 27Aitchison
  • 39Hector-Ingram

Forest Green

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 24Thomas
  • 22Godwin-Malife
  • 3Bernard
  • 6CargillBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHallettat 83'minutes
  • 2Wilson
  • 20WhitehouseSubstituted forYoungat 45'minutes
  • 21WagstaffSubstituted forHutchinsonat 83'minutes
  • 25RichardsonSubstituted forAdamsat 45'minutes
  • 17BaileyBooked at 90mins
  • 14MattSubstituted forDavisonat 83'minutes
  • 10CollinsBooked at 28mins

Substitutes

  • 1McGee
  • 7Hutchinson
  • 8Adams
  • 18Young
  • 23Davison
  • 27Bunker
  • 47Hallett
Referee:
Ben Speedie

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away12
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 3, Forest Green Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron Collins tries a through ball, but Josh Davison is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Elliott List (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ebou Adams.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Udoka Godwin-Malife (Forest Green Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Cumming.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Odin Bailey (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Terence Vancooten.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Remeao Hutton.

  15. Booking

    Odin Bailey (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Luke Hallett (Forest Green Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Romain Vincelot (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham31168741261556
2Cambridge331671048301855
3Forest Green31159743321154
4Tranmere3116694437754
5Morecambe32157104443152
6Bolton32148104140150
7Salford311310840251549
8Newport3113993832648
9Exeter301211751371447
10Bradford30137103532346
11Harrogate32136133637-145
12Carlisle28134113932743
13Leyton Orient31126133734342
14Crawley30118114140141
15Walsall3181493640-438
16Stevenage33814112731-438
17Oldham31115154956-738
18Scunthorpe30122163239-738
19Mansfield31813103841-337
20Colchester31812113343-1036
21Port Vale3297164146-534
22Southend3277182147-2628
23Barrow3068163341-826
24Grimsby3066182249-2724
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