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Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Wrexham

Wrexham's Louis Moult
Wrexham's Louis Moult has scored four goals in his last five appearances for Wrexham.

Wrexham top scorer Louis Moult struck a superb free-kick to inflict a first defeat of the season on Forest Green.

Moult found the top left corner with his 54th-minute strike - his fourth goal in five games - following Rob Sinclair's foul on Connor Jennings.

It was the highlight of a scrappy game that saw Rovers substitute Lee Hughes sent off for an 83rd-minute foul on Wrexham keeper Daniel Bachmann.

Bachmann had denied Rovers with superb saves from Jon Parkin and Marcus Kelly.

The Welsh club's third consecutive away win lifts them to seventh in the table, five points off top spot, while Rovers slip to 11th - a point behind.

Forest Green Rovers boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Rovers' loss to Wrexham

"Wrexham are the best team we've played. They'll do really well. They'll win the league this year.

"It was pathetic after they scored. We lost everything. We lost our discipline which has been good all season.

"I'm fuming. Some players just weren't good enough, they just hid."

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm delighted after the previous two results. To come away and keep a clean sheet and score a fantastic goal and play in the manner and fashion we did was especially pleasing. I do feel we were thoroughly worth the three points.

"Louis Moult has done that a couple of times for me last year, but you know he's got that in the locker and to come up with it when there were not a great deal of chances was great."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 3Stokes
  • 26Coles
  • 5Oliver
  • 8WedgburyBooked at 73mins
  • 18FrearSubstituted forGuthrieat 67'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 19Sinclair
  • 10KellySubstituted forHughesat 67'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 2Pipe
  • 20ParkinBooked at 90mins
  • 7NorwoodBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 11Hughes
  • 13Arnold
  • 15Oshodi
  • 17Guthrie

Wrexham

  • 13Bachmann
  • 5Hudson
  • 4Smith
  • 3Ashton
  • 6Clarke
  • 26Hunt
  • 2Carrington
  • 15EvansBooked at 45mins
  • 24Jennings
  • 16York
  • 9MoultSubstituted forBishopat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 8Harris
  • 10Bishop
  • 11Bailey-Jones
  • 18White
Referee:
Dean Treleaven
Attendance:
1,401

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home22
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Manny Smith (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Andy Bishop replaces Louis Moult.

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Kurtis Guthrie with a cross.

Dismissal

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card for fighting.

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

Daniel Bachmann (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

Louis Moult (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Wes York (Wrexham).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Louis Moult (Wrexham).

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Wedgbury with a cross.

Booking

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Manny Smith (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Mark Carrington.

Corner, Wrexham.

Attempt blocked. Louis Moult (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Daniel Coles (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rob Sinclair.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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