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Forest Green Rovers 2-0 FC Halifax

James Norwood
James Norwood, an England C team regular, set Forest Green on their way to victory over Halifax

Forest Green ended their five match winless run with a 2-0 win over high-flying Halifax.

The visitors were second heading into the contest but went home empty-handed after Rovers put in an impressive display.

The hosts took the lead on 20 minutes when James Norwood headed past Matt Glennon at the back post.

Forest Green doubled their advantage when former Fleetwood striker Jon Parkin fired home from inside the area.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Forest Green v Halifax

"I thought we deserved the win with two good goals and a clean sheet against a very good team.

"Jon Parkin's hold-up play was better today and I'm pleased that he scored a good goal. Clovis (Kamdjo) is a pain, I wouldn't want to play up against him.

"They've been so uptight and trying to get the ball in there too quickly, but if you have that extra pass it helps because you have other people supporting.

"I think that's the best we've played this season"

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 2PipeBooked at 78mins
  • 5Oliver
  • 3Stokes
  • 26Coles
  • 10Kelly
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forOshodiat 86'minutes
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forGuthrieat 89'minutes
  • 7Norwood

Substitutes

  • 13Arnold
  • 15Oshodi
  • 17Guthrie
  • 18Frear
  • 25Rodgers

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 5Pearson
  • 2Bolton
  • 3McManus
  • 4Roberts
  • 12PeniketBooked at 75mins
  • 20MaynardSubstituted forSmithat 57'minutes
  • 14Williams
  • 8Marshall
  • 22SchofieldSubstituted forAingeat 31'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 6Ainge
  • 7Smith
  • 10Dyer
  • 15Roberts
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
1,005

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

Foul by Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town).

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Jon Parkin.

Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Eddie Oshodi replaces Rob Sinclair.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Marc Roberts tries a through ball, but Marc Roberts is caught offside.

Booking

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers).

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

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

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Clovis Kamdjo tries a through ball, but Clovis Kamdjo is caught offside.

Foul by Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers).

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Adam Smith replaces Lois Maynard.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt saved. Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

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