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Forest Green Rovers 2-0 Morecambe

Forest Green won their third successive League Two game and climbed out of the relegation zone with a comfortable victory over fellow strugglers Morecambe.

Rovers ended a five-game losing sequence at the New Lawn to post only their second win at home and their first since August.

Morecambe started brightly and came close to opening the scoring on 30 seconds when Vadaine Oliver burst through, only to be denied by Rovers' on-loan Chelsea keeper Brad Collins.

Rovers' Jack Fitzwater cleared Aaron McGowan's ball off the line as the Shrimps turned the screw.

Marsh-Brown broke the first-half stalemate on 31 minutes when he exchanged passes with Isaiah Osbourne to lift the ball over the advancing Barry Roche.

Roche was forced off in the 63rd minute after colliding with his own post in the first half and replacement Daniel Nizic's first duty just sixty seconds later was to pick the ball out of the net from a skidding Laird free-kick.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 5Collins
  • 20Iacovitti
  • 2Bennett
  • 10Brown
  • 34Osbourne
  • 4TraoréSubstituted forBugielat 79'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forMontheat 79'minutes
  • 9Doidge

Substitutes

  • 6Monthe
  • 11Bugiel
  • 19Randall-Hurren
  • 21Roberts
  • 24Pickering
  • 25Correia Gomes
  • 33James

Morecambe

  • 1RocheSubstituted forNizicat 63'minutes
  • 22Müller
  • 5Old
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forEllisonat 53'minutes
  • 2McGowan
  • 24Rose
  • 8Fleming
  • 14ConlanBooked at 45mins
  • 15WildigSubstituted forThompsonat 74'minutes
  • 28McGurkBooked at 85mins
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 3Brough
  • 7Thompson
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Nizic
  • 16Lavelle
  • 21Osborne
  • 29Lang
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,515

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Morecambe 0.

Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Morecambe).

Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Danijel Nizic.

Attempt saved. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Adam McGurk (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Morecambe).

Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Adam McGurk (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Drissa Traoré.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Emmanuel Monthe replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Lee Collins.

Attempt blocked. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke Conlan (Morecambe).

Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Garry Thompson replaces Aaron Wildig.

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Max Müller (Morecambe).

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Iacovitti (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County16103328161233
2Accrington16102430191132
3Luton1694334151931
4Exeter169342318530
5Swindon169162418628
6Coventry16835178927
7Wycombe167633125627
8Newport167452318525
9Lincoln City166641614224
10Cambridge167361616024
11Stevenage167362427-324
12Grimsby166551921-223
13Colchester166462321222
14Mansfield165742221122
15Cheltenham166372323021
16Carlisle165562223-120
17Yeovil165472429-519
18Crewe165291625-917
19Crawley164481216-416
20Forest Green164391632-1615
21Barnet163581924-514
22Port Vale1642101623-714
23Morecambe163581222-1014
24Chesterfield1623111531-169
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