Forest Green moved to the top of League Two with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Crawley.
Mark Cooper’s side nosed ahead when Matty Stevens and Joseph Mills traded passes and Crawley keeper Glenn Morris upended the advancing Mills.
Morris got a hand to Mills’ penalty but the taker was able to thump home the loose ball to put his side in front with 24 minutes on the clock.
Rovers made it 2-0 after 51 minutes when Stevens and Carl Winchester combined for Aaron Collins to bury his strike into the bottom corner for his second goal in as many games.
Three minutes later Rovers went 3-0 up after Crawley’s Panutche Camara flattened Ebou Adams in the box. Mills stepped up to smash in the penalty for his second goal of the game and fifth of the season.
Crawley grabbed a lifeline after 59 minutes as Forest Green conceded for the first time in six games. Reece Grego-Cox arrowed a ball into the box for Mason Bloomfield to shoot beyond Lewis Thomas.
Rovers had chances to increase their lead with Winchester and Liam Shephard both going close but they had already done enough to secure three points.
Match report supplied by PA Media.