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Forest Green Rovers 4-0 Barrow

Forest Green moved to the top of the table as they thumped nine-man Barrow to make it three wins out of three.

The first goal of the game came on 20 minutes when defender Danny Livesey was sent off for handball and Aaron O'Connor netted from the spot.

Kurtis Guthrie made it two after Elliot Frear's corner, and that duo teamed up to set up O'Connor for number three.

Aarran Racine added a fourth before Steve Williams's injury-time dismissal rounded off a wretched day for Barrow.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire

"It was very good - another clean sheet, we have got goals in the team, so I'm very pleased with the result.

"Maybe it (the first Barrow red card) was a little bit harsh, but it's gone our way today. You know what it's like against ten men - it's very difficult - but we've done a good, professional job.

"We missed Jon (Parkin) today because he brings so much to the table, but there was no point using him for the sake of using him. We've got good back-up and strong options."

Line-ups

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Pipe
  • 6Bennett
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forKellyat 83'minutes
  • 3Jennings
  • 16Racine
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 8WedgburySubstituted forKamdjoat 74'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 7O'ConnorSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 70'minutes
  • 17Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 4Clough
  • 10Kelly
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 15Sam-Yorke

Barrow

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Dixon
  • 2Cowperthwaite
  • 5LiveseyBooked at 18mins
  • 16Fofana
  • 3Ashton
  • 17WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 23SymingtonSubstituted forGrandat 19'minutesBooked at 42mins
  • 15MellorBooked at 50mins
  • 7HaworthBooked at 40minsSubstituted forHarveyat 73'minutes
  • 9WalkerBooked at 42mins
  • 10CookSubstituted forGrimesat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 6Grand
  • 8Harvey
  • 18Grimes
  • 20Newby
Referee:
Joseph Johnson
Attendance:
1,217

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 4, Barrow 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 4, Barrow 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jason Walker (Barrow).

  4. Post update

    Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  5. Dismissal

    Steve Williams (Barrow) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Steve Williams (Barrow) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Delano Sam-Yorke tries a through ball, but Delano Sam-Yorke is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barrow.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Rob Sinclair.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Mellor (Barrow).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Simon Grand (Barrow).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Clovis Kamdjo replaces Sam Wedgbury.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Ashley Grimes replaces Andy Cook.