Forest Green Rovers convincingly beat Lincoln City to record a third straight home victory.

James Norwood put the hosts in front with a powerful shot before Paul Green headed home against his former side.

Chris Sharp gave the visitors hope from Andrew Boyce's cross and Boyce almost levelled the scores but saw his header come back off the bar.

The hosts wrapped it up with Norwood scoring his second on the break before Jamie Turley sealed it.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"We shot ourselves in the foot. Up until them getting the third goal we completely bossed the game, we dominated.

"We've tried every kind of striker that we've got, put every single one on. We've tried to go for it, we've been pressing and creating chance after chance but we're just not taking them.

"Today we've been punished on the break and it's frustrating. After the third goal it was as if it became too easy for them and I wasn't too happy with that because the one thing we want to do is keep going to the very end."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 22 Green
  • 05 Turley
  • 06 Bennett
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 24 Kelly
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 04 Bangura (Forbes - 79' )
  • 07 Norwood (Taylor - 92' )
  • 09 Wright

Substitutes

  • 11 Forbes
  • 14 Taylor
  • 19 Styche
  • 28 McHugh
  • 15 Oshodi

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 05 Boyce
  • 23 Brown
  • 03 Newton
  • 15 Gray
  • 08 Power
  • 19 Nolan
  • 06 Fofana Booked (Fairhurst - 77' )
  • 22 Jackson (Dixon - 66' Booked )
  • 25 Sharp Booked (Wright - 66' )
  • 11 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 17 Dixon
  • 07 Fairhurst
  • 10 Wright
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 02 Miller
Ref: Daniel Cook
Att: 1,128

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

7 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

+8:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 4, Lincoln City 1.

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 4, Lincoln City 1.

90:00 +3:44

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

90:00 +3:33

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

90:00 +2:54

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

90:00 +2:54

Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces James Norwood.

90:00 +1:20

Hand ball by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

89:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 4, Lincoln City 1. Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

88:33

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

88:33

Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

87:40 Booking

Booking Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:34

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

87:34

Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

86:43

Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

86:43

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

85:48

Offside, Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

82:55

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

82:55

Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

81:58

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

81:44

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

81:13

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

80:50

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

78:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieran Forbes replaces Al Bangura.

77:44

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

76:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Waide Fairhurst replaces Mamadou Fofana.

72:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Lincoln City 1. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

72:44

Attempt blocked. Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:07

Corner, Lincoln City.

71:57

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

71:43

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

67:07

Corner, Lincoln City.

65:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Nick Wright replaces Chris Sharp.

65:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Marlon Jackson.

65:28

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

64:38

Corner, Lincoln City.

57:40

Corner, Lincoln City.

54:59

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

54:59

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

54:36

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

54:36

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

52:56

Attempt missed. Chris Sharp (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

51:36 Booking

Booking Chris Sharp (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:57

Foul by Chris Sharp (Lincoln City).

50:57

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

50:35

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

50:35

Dan Gray (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

49:42

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

49:42

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

48:40

Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

46:26

Corner, Lincoln City.

45:00

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 2, Lincoln City 1.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Lincoln City 1.

45:00 +1:51

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

45:00 +1:51

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

45:00 +1:02

Attempt missed. Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

43:06

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City).

43:06

Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

42:32

Offside, Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

38:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Lincoln City 1. Chris Sharp (Lincoln City).

38:02

Corner, Lincoln City.

36:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Lincoln City 0. Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

35:36

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jared Hodgkiss with a cross.

33:59

Corner, Lincoln City.

31:53

Corner, Lincoln City.

31:19

Corner, Lincoln City.

30:36

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.

28:34

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

28:34

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

27:26

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

27:26

Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

23:27

Corner, Lincoln City.

23:16

Attempt blocked. Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Newton.

22:24

Corner, Lincoln City.

20:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Lincoln City 0. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

20:01

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

20:01

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

18:51

Foul by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers).

18:51

Chris Sharp (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

18:25

Attempt blocked. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

16:07

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

16:07

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

14:09

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

14:09

Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

12:02

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

10:20

Corner, Lincoln City.

7:50 Booking

Booking Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

7:32

Foul by Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City).

7:32

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

6:23

Attempt missed. Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

3:40

Attempt saved. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

0:56

Corner, Lincoln City.

0:36

Foul by Jon Nolan (Lincoln City).

0:36

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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