Danny Wright's first goals for three months gave Forest Green victory over Southport.

Danny Hattersley and Karl Ledsham both had chances for the visitors, but Sam Russell made a fantastic double save.

Lee Hughes teed up Wright to slot the ball home minutes before he headed in his second from a James Norwood cross.

John O'Sullivan halved the deficit, but substitute Yan Klukowski restored the two-goal cushion with his first touch as he converted Norwood's cross.

Forest Green are now unbeaten in their last five Skrill Premier matches.

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Forest Green's Adrian Pennock

"I'm very pleased, it was tough but that was a great result for us.

"[James] Norwood was outstanding, he has been working hard in training and has been doing extra work, he was great today.

"It was one of those games where we had to dig in, but the third goal killed it."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 20 Oliver Booked
  • 06 Bennett
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 24 Kelly
  • 04 Bangura
  • 23 Barry
  • 07 Norwood (Vieira - 92' )
  • 29 Hughes (Klukowski - 46' )
  • 09 Wright

Substitutes

  • 08 Klukowski
  • 18 Walker
  • 10 Vieira
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21 White

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 28 Daly
  • 07 Nsiala (Brodie - 79' )
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 27 O'Sullivan
  • 18 George
  • 10 Ledsham
  • 06 Brown
  • 21 Osawe
  • 30 O'Neil
  • 15 Hattersley (Mukendi - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Wimmer
  • 12 Challoner
  • 16 Joyce
  • 08 Mukendi
  • 25 Brodie
Ref: Wayne Barratt
Att: 1,118

Match Stats

Shots

14 12

On target

5 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1.

90:00 +4:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1.

90:00 +4:03

Corner, Southport.

90:00 +2:50

Corner, Southport.

90:00 +1:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Magno Vieira replaces James Norwood.

89:43

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

89:11

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

88:22

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

88:22

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

87:12

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).

87:12

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

86:34

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

79:27

Corner, Southport.

78:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Aristote Nsiala because of an injury.

77:53

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

76:19

Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

75:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Vinny Mukendi replaces Danny Hattersley.

74:45

Attempt missed. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

72:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.

71:50

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

70:33

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

70:33

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

67:54

Corner, Southport.

66:02

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

66:02

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

63:07

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

61:32

Corner, Southport.

60:36

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

59:32

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

59:32

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

58:11 Booking

Booking Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:05

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

58:05

Osayamen Osawe (Southport) wins a free kick.

57:38

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

56:53

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

56:19

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

55:26

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

55:26

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

55:04

Attempt blocked. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:58

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

48:26

Foul by Kellen Daly (Southport).

48:26

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

47:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 1. John O'Sullivan (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Hattersley.

45:56

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

45:56

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

45:00

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 0.

45:00 +1:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 0.

45:00 +0:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Yan Klukowski replaces Lee Hughes because of an injury.

45:00 +0:15

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

44:46

Attempt saved. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

42:46

Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

40:48

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Anthony Barry tries a through ball, but Anthony Barry is caught offside.

40:14

Attempt blocked. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

39:32

Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers).

39:32

John O'Sullivan (Southport) wins a free kick.

38:54

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

37:54

Attempt missed. Gary O'Neil (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

34:03

Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

34:03

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

31:36

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.

29:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 0. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.

25:56

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

25:56

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

24:49

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

22:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Southport 0. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Hughes.

21:30

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

21:17

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

18:28

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Southport).

18:28

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

17:06

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

16:47

Attempt blocked. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:07

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

13:07

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

12:19

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

12:19

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

11:39

Attempt saved. Danny Hattersley (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

11:23

Attempt saved. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

8:38

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

8:38

Sam Russell (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

8:06

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

8:06

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

7:35

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

7:14

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

7:14

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

6:49

Corner, Southport.

3:32

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Oliver tries a through ball, but Luke Oliver is caught offside.

3:00

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

3:00

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

0:41

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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