Forest Green Rovers boss Rob Edwards insisted Carlisle United gave his side plenty to think about in yesterday's clash at the New Lawn.

The League Two leaders ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against the Blues.

But home manager Edwards felt that, in the first half especially, his side had to deal with some problems from Keith Millen's team.

"It was a tough game," Edwards said.

"Carlisle went for us. They were aggressive, had a really good game plan and were clear on what they were trying to do.

News and Star: Rob Edwards (photo: Richard Parkes)Rob Edwards (photo: Richard Parkes)

"They did cause one or two problems in the first half, but I thought the longer the game went on, we got more control, spaces opened up, and we found some answers to some of the problems they were causing, and it was a deserved victory."

Forest Green went in front thanks to a Morgan Feeney own-goal on 16 minutes, with Edwards praising the move that led to Nicky Cadden's cross.

He added, on his club's YouTube channel, that it gave the home side an important advantage against United's attempted fightback.

The hosts evntualy pulled clear thanks to goals from frontmen Matty Stevens and Jamille Matt.

"It was a case of having to deal with their press, their aggression and their reaction as soon as they lost the ball," Edwards said.

"I thought we could have moved it quicker and switched it better, and we did that in the second half, and thought we were good value for those [second and third] goals."