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Forest Green 3-0 Wrexham

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Goals from Reece Styche, Luke Jones and Yan Klukowski gave Forest Green their first points of the season with victory over Wrexham.

Lee Smith's cross from the right found Styche unmarked for a clear header from deep within the Wrexham box.

Jones doubled their lead after the break, heading home Lee Fowler's floated corner.

And Fowler was again the provider for Klukowski, who completed the rout with a shot into the bottom left corner.


Forest Green boss Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"We had to shift it around a little bit because we are missing players, but they were super and we fully deserved the 3-0.

"We rode a bit of luck at times and we defended - put bodies on the line which is what you've got to do, but throughout it all we had the best chances and we deserved to win the game.

"The first win is always the most important, now we've got that we talk about the next game. We've got to recover better than anybody else because we've got a big game on Saturday [against Gateshead] and we don't want to lose the momentum we've got, but I'm delighted."

Wrexham manager Dean Saunders:
"It's really disappointing, to lose 3-0 at Forest Green… no disrespect to Forest Green, but I didn't see that one coming.

"I did warn the players beforehand that they could be dangerous… the three goals came from set pieces.

"To be honest, we didn't get off the bus for the first 20 minutes of the game.

"I thought we got back in the game after the first goal and had some nice chances.

"I think I counted six chances and we had to take one of them - I think then we'd have gone on to win - but we got mugged.

"It wasn't 3-0 on the balance of play, but it's not good enough - we've got to come to places like this and get something.

"It was a wake-up call after Saturday, everyone got carried away [after the opening-day win]."


Forest Green: Bittner, Armstrong, Luke Jones, Caines, Herring, Lee Fowler, Mike Fowler, Smith, Klukowski, Norwood (Else 78), Styche (Davies 85).
Subs Not Used: Zak Jones, Grimes, Baldwin.

Booked: Styche, Herring.

Goals: Styche 20, Luke Jones 75, Klukowski 80.

Wrexham: Shearer, Walker, Blackburn, Sinclair, Ashton, Keates, Harris (Tolley 76), Knight-Percival, Brown (Taylor 59), Mangan, Morrell.
Subs Not Used: Maxwell, Andrews, Gall.

Booked: Sinclair, Morrell.

Att: 1,216.

Ref: Robert Merchant (Staffordshire).



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