Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Crawley Town 0.
Forest Green made it five consecutive home wins as they shocked League Two form side Crawley Town.
Mark Cooper's improving side caught Crawley cold with two goals in the opening 24 minutes.
Reuben Reid just got a touch for Rovers' first on 10 minutes from a Dale Bennett cross.
Top scorer Christian Doidge made it 2-0 in the 24th minute, touching home a Dayle Grubb cross for his 21st goal of the season.
Crawley, who had won eight out of their past 10 matches, offered little, but Jimmy Smith should have pulled them back into the game with just Brad Collins to beat.
And the anticipated second-half response from Harry Kewell's side failed to materialise while Rovers should have added to their two-goal cushion.
Grubb hit the bar from the edge of the box on 55 minutes and five minutes later Reid thumped a header onto the post from a Haydn Hollis cross and as he prepared to roll the free ball home, Crawley's Josh Yorwerth blocked on the line.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 31BraySubstituted forWishartat 63'minutes
- 22ClementsSubstituted forCollinsat 72'minutes
- 34OsbourneBooked at 79mins
- 8GrubbSubstituted forLairdat 90+4'minutes
- 15YorwerthBooked at 36mins
- 6ConnollyBooked at 90mins
- 3DohertySubstituted forTajbakhshat 63'minutes
- 25RandallSubstituted forEvinaat 45'minutes
- Andy Woolmer
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Crawley Town 0.
Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Scott Laird replaces Dayle Grubb.
Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).
Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.
Hand ball by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).
Foul by Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers).
Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Aryan Taj (Crawley Town).
Attempt missed. Aryan Taj (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers).
Cedric Evina (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Josh Payne (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).