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Forest Green Rovers 3-0 Wrexham

Liam Noble
Liam Noble scored his sixth goal of the season with Forest Green's second against Wrexham

Forest Green moved level on points with National League leaders Lincoln City after a comfortable home win over Wrexham.

Liam Noble was twice denied by Chris Dunn before Dale Bennett put the hosts ahead before the break after a goalmouth scramble.

Noble doubled the lead with a penalty after Martin Riley fouled Kaiyne Woolery.

Christian Doidge sealed victory with his 21st goal of the season.

Rovers stay second in the table with Lincoln, in FA Trophy semi-final action, remaining leaders on goal difference having played three games less than Mark Cooper's side.

Wrexham remain 10th despite suffering their second successive defeat.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales; "Performance wise it wasn't good enough and result wise it was disappointing.

"For the first 40 minutes we played a decent enough shape to frustrate them and the first goal on the stroke of half time is massive and gives them a lift.

"They're a good team and hence the reason why they are chasing the top place."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 4Traoré
  • 6Bennett
  • 12CarterBooked at 39mins
  • 16PinnockSubstituted forWedgburyat 18'minutes
  • 15Noble
  • 5EllisBooked at 43mins
  • 10Kelly
  • 14WooleryBooked at 39mins
  • 9DoidgeSubstituted forBugielat 68'minutes
  • 20Cooper

Substitutes

  • 8Wedgbury
  • 11Bugiel
  • 17Wishart
  • 19Sinclair
  • 26Robert

Wrexham

  • 24Dunn
  • 3JenningsBooked at 43mins
  • 7BarryBooked at 43minsSubstituted forAllenat 52'minutes
  • 13Carrington
  • 5RileyBooked at 27mins
  • 14Rutherford
  • 6Tilt
  • 16PennSubstituted forEvansat 90'minutes
  • 9WhiteBooked at 44mins
  • 11McLeodSubstituted forMassankaat 52'minutes
  • 23Shenton

Substitutes

  • 1Jalal
  • 2Allen
  • 15Evans
  • 18Massanka
  • 28Harry
Referee:
Sam Allison
Attendance:
2,146

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Wrexham 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Rob Evans replaces Russell Penn.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Christian Doidge.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Wrexham 0. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Iffy Allen replaces Antony Barry.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Ntumba Massanka replaces Izale McLeod.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Wrexham 0. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Wrexham 0.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Wrexham 0. Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Jordan White (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Antony Barry (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Mark Ellis (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

James Jennings (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Martin Riley (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Sam Wedgbury replaces Ethan Pinnock.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City34226667323572
2Forest Green37219777453272
3Tranmere35207851312067
4Dag & Red372141262431967
5Gateshead381811964382665
6Dover371961268541463
7Aldershot3817111050331762
8Barrow371613854371761
9Macclesfield341661246351154
10Wrexham381410143748-1152
11Boreham Wood381213133833549
12Eastleigh381213134849-149
13Bromley38147174557-1249
14Solihull Moors37139155253-148
15Chester361210145451346
16Guiseley38129174555-1045
17Braintree38129174660-1445
18Sutton United36128163949-1044
19Maidstone United36117184463-1940
20Torquay37109184151-1039
21Woking38108205168-1738
22York36615153656-2033
23North Ferriby United38103252460-3633
24Southport3787224179-3831
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