Matty Stevens toasted a new Forest Green contract by hitting his 19th goal of the season as Forest Green got back to winning ways with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Carlisle.

Rovers led at the break through Morgan Feeney’s own goal and turned up the heat in the second half with Stevens’ neat finish and Jamille Matt’s 17th goal of the season.

Earlier, Rovers’ Nicky Cadden fizzed a strike into the grateful hands of Cumbrians keeper Mark Howard. Carlisle responded, with Jon Mellish firing wide.

However, Rovers’ pressure told – the unfortunate Feeney turning the ball into his own net from Cadden’s cross in the 16th minute.

Cadden was catching the eye and this time his free-kick found the head of Matt who planted his header straight at Howard.

As the first half drew to a close, Jake Young drilled a good opportunity wide from a Matt flick.

Rovers made it 2-0 seven minutes into the second half – the prolific Stevens slamming home after fine footwork in the box from Young.

They wrapped things up 13 minutes before the end – substitute Jack Aitchison teeing Matt up for a clinical finish as Rovers extended their unbeaten run to 14 games.

Forest Green boss Rob Edwards lauded the impact of Jamille Matt and Matty Stevens.

"It’s amazing what they’re doing, but not just the goals – the work-rate and hold-up play from both of them is phenomenal and they were different class," he said.

“Matty has been a really big player for us this season with his goal return so far and hopefully many more to come.

“His overall commitment and work ethic on a daily basis is exemplary. He still might be a young player, but he’s one of the leaders and sets an example every day.”