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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:

"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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

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

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

  9. Goal!

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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