Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1.
Danny Wright's first goals for three months gave Forest Green victory over Southport.
Danny Hattersley and Karl Ledsham both had chances for the visitors, but Sam Russell made a fantastic double save.
Lee Hughes teed up Wright to slot the ball home minutes before he headed in his second from a James Norwood cross.
John O'Sullivan halved the deficit, but substitute Yan Klukowski restored the two-goal cushion with his first touch as he converted Norwood's cross.
Forest Green are now unbeaten in their last five Skrill Premier matches.
Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"I'm very pleased, it was tough but that was a great result for us.
"[James] Norwood was outstanding, he has been working hard in training and has been doing extra work, he was great today.
"It was one of those games where we had to dig in, but the third goal killed it."
- 20OliverBooked at 59mins
- 7NorwoodSubstituted forVieiraat 90+2'minutes
- 29HughesSubstituted forKlukowskiat 45+1'minutes
- 7NsialaSubstituted forBrodieat 79'minutes
- 15HattersleySubstituted forMukendiat 76'minutes
- Wayne Barratt
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Magno Vieira replaces James Norwood.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).
Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).
James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Aristote Nsiala because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.
Substitution, Southport. Vinny Mukendi replaces Danny Hattersley.
Attempt missed. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.
Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.