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Forest Green Rovers 4-0 Barrow

Forest Green moved to the top of the table as they thumped nine-man Barrow to make it three wins out of three.

The first goal of the game came on 20 minutes when defender Danny Livesey was sent off for handball and Aaron O'Connor netted from the spot.

Kurtis Guthrie made it two after Elliot Frear's corner, and that duo teamed up to set up O'Connor for number three.

Aarran Racine added a fourth before Steve Williams's injury-time dismissal rounded off a wretched day for Barrow.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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Ady Pennock: Forest Green boss on Barrow victory

"It was very good - another clean sheet, we have got goals in the team, so I'm very pleased with the result.

"Maybe it (the first Barrow red card) was a little bit harsh, but it's gone our way today. You know what it's like against ten men - it's very difficult - but we've done a good, professional job.

"We missed Jon (Parkin) today because he brings so much to the table, but there was no point using him for the sake of using him. We've got good back-up and strong options."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Pipe
  • 6Bennett
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forKellyat 83'minutes
  • 3Jennings
  • 16Racine
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 8WedgburySubstituted forKamdjoat 74'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 7O'ConnorSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 70'minutes
  • 17Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 4Clough
  • 10Kelly
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 15Sam-Yorke

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 2Cowperthwaite
  • 5LiveseyBooked at 18mins
  • 16Fofana
  • 3Ashton
  • 17WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 23SymingtonSubstituted forGrandat 19'minutesBooked at 42mins
  • 15MellorBooked at 50mins
  • 7HaworthBooked at 40minsSubstituted forHarveyat 73'minutes
  • 9WalkerBooked at 42mins
  • 10CookSubstituted forGrimesat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 6Grand
  • 8Harvey
  • 18Grimes
  • 20Newby
Referee:
Joseph Johnson
Attendance:
1,217

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 4, Barrow 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 4, Barrow 0.

Foul by Jason Walker (Barrow).

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

Steve Williams (Barrow) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Steve Williams (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Delano Sam-Yorke tries a through ball, but Delano Sam-Yorke is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Barrow.

Attempt saved. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Rob Sinclair.

Foul by David Mellor (Barrow).

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simon Grand (Barrow).

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Clovis Kamdjo replaces Sam Wedgbury.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Ashley Grimes replaces Andy Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Alex-Ray Harvey replaces Andy Haworth.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 4, Barrow 0. Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Aaron O'Connor.

Foul by Neil Ashton (Barrow).

Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. David Mellor (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Barrow 0. Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kurtis Guthrie.

Foul by Andy Haworth (Barrow).

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Keanu Marsh-Brown tries a through ball, but Keanu Marsh-Brown is caught offside.

Offside, Barrow. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

Booking

David Mellor (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Mellor (Barrow).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Andy Haworth (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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