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Forest Green Rovers 5-1 Southport

Forest Green racked up a fifth straight win with a convincing victory at home against struggling Southport.

Kieffer Moore gave the hosts the perfect start by heading in Liam Noble's free-kick. After Mohamed Chemlal doubled the lead inside 10 minutes, Moore slammed a shot against the post as Andy Bishop's men were run ragged.

The player-manager offered a brief riposte himself, reducing Southport's arrears five minutes after the break by turning in a cross. And minutes later he forced Sam Russell into a good save with a low shot.

But Charlie Clough put matters beyond doubt when he headed in Noble's corner, and Moore and substitute Rhys Murphy added further gloss to the victory late on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 4TraoreSubstituted forCarterat 63'minutes
  • 5Clough
  • 15Noble
  • 11Frear
  • 6Bennett
  • 14Moore
  • 16Pinnock
  • 20TubbsSubstituted forRobertat 60'minutes
  • 21Racine
  • 25ChemlalSubstituted forMurphyat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Doidge
  • 12Carter
  • 26Robert
  • 30Lefebvre
  • 39Murphy

Southport

  • 1Belford
  • 2White
  • 3Ashton
  • 10Almond
  • 5Thompson
  • 4Nolan
  • 7AllenSubstituted forMcCarthyat 65'minutes
  • 18Jones
  • 19BishopSubstituted forGrayat 62'minutes
  • 20StanleySubstituted forCatonat 22'minutes
  • 22HoweBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 9Gray
  • 12Jones
  • 14Royle
  • 16Caton
  • 17McCarthy
Referee:
Adrian Quelch
Attendance:
1,621

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 5, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 5, Southport 1.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 5, Southport 1. Rhys Murphy (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 4, Southport 1. Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Rhys Murphy replaces Mohamed Chemlal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Connor McCarthy replaces Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Darren Carter replaces Drissa Traoré.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. James Gray replaces Andy Bishop.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Fabien Robert replaces Matt Tubbs.

Booking

Callum Howe (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 1. Andy Bishop (Southport).

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 0.

Half Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. James Caton replaces Craig Stanley.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Southport 0. Mohamed Chemlal (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Southport 0. Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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1Tranmere7610113819
2Forest Green7511145916
3Lincoln City75021971215
4Dag & Red7502125715
5Aldershot741296313
6Sutton United7412109113
7Barrow741299013
8Macclesfield7403129312
9Eastleigh7322138511
10Wrexham732268-211
11Gateshead7313159610
12Dover73131211110
13Solihull Moors73131111010
14Maidstone United7313910-110
15Torquay731378-110
16Boreham Wood72328629
17York72231013-38
18Chester72141213-17
19Bromley7214914-57
20North Ferriby United7214513-87
21Braintree7124711-45
22Woking7115916-74
23Southport7115520-154
24Guiseley7007818-100
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