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Forest Green Rovers 4-1 Lincoln City

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 22Green
  • 5Turley
  • 6Bennett
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 24Kelly
  • 8Klukowski
  • 4BanguraSubstituted forForbesat 79'minutes
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forTaylorat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

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

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 5Boyce
  • 23Brown
  • 3Newton
  • 15Gray
  • 8Power
  • 19Nolan
  • 6FofanaBooked at 8minsSubstituted forFairhurstat 77'minutes
  • 22JacksonSubstituted forDixonat 66'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 25SharpBooked at 52minsSubstituted forWrightat 66'minutes
  • 11Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 17Dixon
  • 7Fairhurst
  • 10Wright
  • 12Sheridan
  • 2Miller
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,128

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

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

Substitution

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

Hand ball by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

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

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

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

Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Substitution

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Waide Fairhurst replaces Mamadou Fofana.

Goal!

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

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

Corner, Lincoln City.

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

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

Corner, Lincoln City.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Nick Wright replaces Chris Sharp.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Marlon Jackson.

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

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

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

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

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