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Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Nuneaton Town

Jon Parkin

Jon Parkin's seventh goal in four games earned Forest Green a fourth-straight league win against goal-shy Nuneaton.

Parkin struck the post from 35 yards before a second volley in the 19th minute flew past keeper Christian Dibble and into the back of the net.

Rovers could have doubled their lead but Elliott Frear's cross did not fall for Stuart Fleetwood.

Nuneaton, who have not scored in five games, came closest when James Armson's shot was tipped round the post.

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Forest Green v Nuneaton

"Very good, wasn't it? I love 1-0 wins.

"The conditions weren't great so it was just one of those games where you had to get the three points.

"Jon Parkin is on a rich vein of form. He's turned them [the fans] round.

"I remember when they were shouting and hollering at him but he's turned them round and that's all credit to him."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 4Clough
  • 16Racine
  • 10Kelly
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forNorwoodat 64'minutes
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forPipeat 82'minutes
  • 18Frear
  • 9FleetwoodSubstituted forMarwoodat 63'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 20Parkin

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 7Norwood
  • 13Arnold
  • 26Coles
  • 33Marwood

Nuneaton

  • 1Dibble
  • 17Smith
  • 5Dean
  • 11StreeteBooked at 86mins
  • 3Franklin
  • 16Mafuta
  • 8OglebySubstituted forArmsonat 60'minutes
  • 28SodjeSubstituted forNardielloat 77'minutes
  • 10Brown
  • 14Whitehouse
  • 12MarisSubstituted forWalkerat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cowan
  • 6Walker
  • 7Armson
  • 18Brown
  • 25Nardiello
Referee:
Justin Amey

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Nuneaton Town).

Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

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

Foul by James Marwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers).

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. David Pipe replaces Rob Sinclair.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Attempt saved. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Adam Walker replaces George Maris.

Attempt missed. Elliot Whitehouse (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Jack Nardiello replaces Onome Sodje.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly tries a through ball, but Marcus Kelly is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Elliot Whitehouse (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by James Marwood with a cross.

Attempt saved. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Onome Sodje tries a through ball, but Onome Sodje is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Marwood replaces Stuart Fleetwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. James Armson replaces Robert Ogleby.

Hand ball by Gus Mafuta (Nuneaton Town).

Attempt saved. Gus Mafuta (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Elliot Whitehouse (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers).

Onome Sodje (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

George Maris (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Nuneaton Town).

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