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Forest Green Rovers
2
Forest Green Rovers
vs
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Newport County
0
Newport County
Date: 29/08/2017 7:30 pm    Attendance: 1090    Venue: The New Lawn

Rovers overcome Newport County in first Checkatrade clash


Luke James celebrates his first goal for FGR

Dan Wishart and Luke James both scored their first FGR goals as Rovers ran out comfortable 2-0 victors.

Forest Green Rovers almost took the lead after just seven minutes as Liam Noble picked up a loose pass from Dan Butler and burst through, only to place his shot wide of the top corner.

Scott Laird again came close to finding the back of the net for Rovers after nine minutes as he drilled a powerful cross-come-shot into the area and his effort almost broke the deadlock but for a scrambling James Bittner.

It was Rovers who would break the deadlock through Wishart after 21 minutes. Wishart, who’s found his place higher up the pitch this season, broke down the left before driving home under the goalkeeper.

Sam Russell produced a solid save from a flicked Newport header after 23 minutes.

Twenty-five minutes in, Christian Doidge found space in the box following excellent work from Drissa Traore, but the striker couldn’t find the target with his header.

Laird had Rovers’ final chance of the half with a dipping free-kick but he couldn’t beat the keeper.

Newport had their first decent chance just before the 70-minute mark as their corner caused a scramble in the box before Laird cleared off the goal-line.

James tried his luck from range 10 minutes later in the hope of opening his Forest Green Rovers account but his fizzing effort was saved by Bittner.

With a little under 10 minutes to play, James did find the mark. Noble broke through for the second time and this time he found the target but was unable to beat the keeper. James though, was on hand to slam home the rebound into the bottom corner.

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Vital Statistics

Date 29/08/2017 7:30 pm
Competition League Trophy
Home/Away Home
Full Time Result 2 - 0
Half Time Score 1 - 0
Man of the Match
Scorers Dan Wishart
Luke James
Referee Brett Huxtable

Team Sheet

Forest Green Rovers
Newport County
Player Goal (min) Sub Off
23
2
20
Alex Iacovitti
21
3
17 19
15 77
8 Yellow Card
4 67
33 83
9 77
Subs Goal (min) Subbed
1
6 67
10 77
12
14 77
18
35
Jordan Stevens