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Swindon Town 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

Luke Norris' 12th goal of the season was enough to edge Swindon to victory over Forest Green at the County Ground.

The striker tucked home with 11 minutes to remaining, sealing a win that sees the Robins sit just outside the League Two play-of places on goal difference.

David Flitcroft's side had a great chance to open the scoring when Kaiyne Woolery cut inside from the left flank and laid the ball back to Keshi Anderson, but his effort was palmed away by Brad Collins.

Forest Green lost Farrend Rawson to a serious injury midway through the first half, with the defender stretchered off after clashing with Ellis Iandolo.

Anderson was again denied by Collins just before half-time, with the goalkeeper diving to his right to turn behind the midfielder's curling shot.

The visitors started the second half the brighter of the two teams, with Christian Doidge's low strike forcing Reice Charles-Cook into a save.

The home side then went ahead after Anderson's shot was parried by Collins and after a goalmouth scramble Norris was on hand to tap the ball into the net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 6Lancashire
  • 5Robertson
  • 4Preston
  • 24KnoyleSubstituted forMullinat 76'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 8DunneBooked at 45mins
  • 29Banks
  • 30AndersonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forPurkissat 83'minutes
  • 14Iandolo
  • 9Norris
  • 22WoolerySubstituted forGordonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Purkiss
  • 7Mullin
  • 10Goddard
  • 11Brophy
  • 12Henry
  • 20Gordon
  • 31Taylor

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 20RawsonSubstituted forLairdat 28'minutes
  • 16GunningBooked at 90mins
  • 6Monthe
  • 32Hollis
  • 8GrubbBooked at 70minsSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 74'minutes
  • 34Osbourne
  • 5Collins
  • 17WishartBooked at 87minsSubstituted forWhittleat 88'minutes
  • 26ReidBooked at 87mins
  • 9Doidge

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 10Brown
  • 12Simpson
  • 19Whittle
  • 24Pickering
  • 37Spurrier
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,062

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away1
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Booking

Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers).

Kellan Gordon (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Alex Whittle replaces Daniel Wishart.

Booking

Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kellan Gordon (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Purkiss replaces Keshi Anderson.

Hand ball by Paul Mullin (Swindon Town).

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 0. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Paul Mullin replaces Kyle Knoyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Kellan Gordon replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Emmanuel Monthe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Dayle Grubb.

Oliver Banks (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Oliver Lancashire (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a fast break.

Oliver Lancashire (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Booking

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Norris (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Haydn Hollis (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton27166562273554
2Notts County27149446281851
3Accrington26144844301446
4Wycombe27137749361346
5Exeter2614393632445
6Lincoln City27128737261144
7Mansfield27111153829944
8Coventry2713592819944
9Swindon26142103934544
10Newport2711973731642
11Colchester2811893734341
12Cambridge2710892531-638
13Carlisle27107103837137
14Crawley27106112731-436
15Stevenage2797113740-334
16Cheltenham2897123741-434
17Grimsby2897122738-1134
18Port Vale2895143036-632
19Morecambe2778122737-1029
20Crewe2792162942-1329
21Yeovil2777133748-1128
22Chesterfield2866162851-2324
23Forest Green2765162648-2223
24Barnet2755172641-1520
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