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Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Boreham Wood

Kurtis Guthrie
Kurtis Guthrie's goal was his first for over a month for Forest Green

Forest Green made it three wins from four as they edged past Boreham Wood.

Rovers started well but Wood stood firm, with James Russell producing a number of saves to keep the score level and frustrate the hosts.

The home side finally made the breakthrough when sub Kurtis Guthrie headed in powerfully from David Pipe's cross, his seventh goal of the season.

James Jennings, Aarran Racine and Jon Parkin missed chances for a second, but Wood remain bottom of the table.

Forest Green assistant manager Jamie Day told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Day on Forest Green v Boreham Wood

"We saw the game out pretty well, it was just getting that goal and then once we got that, it was just about being professional and doing the right job.

"We can't keep missing the chances that we do, but we've got the goal that matters and a clean sheet, so it's a good day all round.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game and this time of year, when the pitches get a bit boggy, you need to grind results out.

"I think we are capable of doing that, but also showing that we can show a bit of quality when needed."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Pipe
  • 3Jennings
  • 19Sinclair
  • 16Racine
  • 4Clough
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 24CarterSubstituted forGuthrieat 63'minutes
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 11Frear
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forWilliamsat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Connor
  • 10Kelly
  • 17Guthrie
  • 23Maxted
  • 26Williams

Boreham Wood

  • 1RussellBooked at 82mins
  • 33DeveraSubstituted forWoodardsat 49'minutes
  • 30Stephens
  • 8ShakesSubstituted forVilheteat 77'minutes
  • 6Reynolds
  • 5Doe
  • 4Cox
  • 9HowellSubstituted forMoriasat 70'minutes
  • 29Tiryaki
  • 25Jeffrey
  • 16C Clifford

Substitutes

  • 3Woodards
  • 10MacDonald
  • 17Morias
  • 20B Clifford
  • 27Vilhete
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
1,156

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamBoreham Wood
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Boreham Wood 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Boreham Wood 0.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Junior Morias (Boreham Wood).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt saved. Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Brett Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Brett Williams replaces Jon Parkin.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt saved. Mauro Vilhete (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Conor Clifford (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jon Parkin.

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

Booking

James Russell (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Russell (Boreham Wood).

Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Mustafa Tiryaki (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Junior Morias (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Mauro Vilhete replaces Ricky Shakes.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Dan Woodards (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dan Woodards (Boreham Wood).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Junior Morias replaces Luke Howell.

Attempt missed. James Jennings (Forest Green Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Rob Sinclair with a cross.

Foul by Sam Cox (Boreham Wood).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Boreham Wood 0. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by David Pipe with a cross.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Mustafa Tiryaki (Boreham Wood) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Woodards with a cross.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Darren Carter.

Foul by Callum Reynolds (Boreham Wood).

Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Anthony Jeffrey (Boreham Wood).

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

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