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Forest Green Rovers celebrate first back-to-back victories in League 2

Forest Green Rovers secured their first ever back-to-back wins in the Football League after their win at Stevenage on Saturday.

Wins against Coventry and Stevenage gave Rovers some much needed points as they sit in 23rd place after 15 games with 12 points.

Mark Cooper’s side have endured a difficult start to life in League 2 so far this season, but the recent results in the league have helped to ease the pressure on the former Swindon Town and Notts County manager.

In midweek they went toe-to-toe with a Coventry side who are tipped to be in the running for promotion and come away with a 1-0 win showed a massive upturn in their fortunes. Following that game, the match winner Keanu Marsh-Brown told the club’s website: “We’ve been waiting for those three points for a while now and hopefully we can get a run going.

I think it was coming, we’ve played well against big teams and haven’t been getting the win, but we haven’t put in a good performance, got the goal and seen the game out. It’s a big place to come, it’s a big team and we have come here and got the win“.

Rovers beat Stevenage 2-1 away to move within two points of safety with 15 games played.

Christian Doidge scored the winner after Reece Brown drew them level following Matt Godden’s opener for the hosts. Cooper told FGR’s website after the match: “In the last 6 games we’ve had 5 good performances, if we follow that pattern throughout the rest of the season then we should be okay.

Now we have a good chance to get another 3 points against Morecambe on Saturday at the New Lawn, we just need everyone to get behind us and help us to create a positive atmosphere like we know they can“.

Forest Green can climb out of the relegation zone with a win this weekend against Morecambe who sit one place above them in 22nd on 14 points. Morecambe come into the game without a win in their last two games.

Tickets for this weekend’s match at the New Lawn can be found on the Forest Green Rovers website.

 

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