National League
Forest GreenForest Green Rovers3SouthportSouthport1

Forest Green Rovers 3-1 Southport

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."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 15Oshodi
  • 20OliverBooked at 59mins
  • 6Bennett
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 24Kelly
  • 4Bangura
  • 23Barry
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forVieiraat 90+2'minutes
  • 29HughesSubstituted forKlukowskiat 45+1'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 8Klukowski
  • 18Walker
  • 10Vieira
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21White

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 28Daly
  • 7NsialaSubstituted forBrodieat 79'minutes
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 18George
  • 10Ledsham
  • 6Brown
  • 21Osawe
  • 30O'Neil
  • 15HattersleySubstituted forMukendiat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Wimmer
  • 12Challoner
  • 16Joyce
  • 8Mukendi
  • 25Brodie
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,118

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Southport 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Magno Vieira replaces James Norwood.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

  9. Post update

    Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).

  11. Post update

    James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Aristote Nsiala because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Vinny Mukendi replaces Danny Hattersley.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Goal!

    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.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.