Kenny Davis tucked home a penalty right on half-time to earn Braintree a point against Forest Green.

Davis scored after a handball by visiting defender Chris Stokes.

James Norwood had put Forest Green ahead when he converted Yan Klukowski's cross and only a superb save by Nathan McDonald denied him a second.

Norwood also came close twice in the second half and Andy Mangan headed wide but visiting keeper Sam Russell denied Ryan Peters a winner at the other end.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree Town Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"I think both teams could have said they could have won it, but I suppose a point apiece will do us both.

"It was a bad goal to give away. We seemed a bit nervous the first 20 minutes, I don't know why.

"Second half, we were better and grew into the game, a draw is probably a fair result.

"I can't knock the commitment of the boys, we just lacked a bit of quality in the last third of the pitch.

"We've got round the back a few times and just didn't finish off."

Forest Green Rovers Manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We got dragged into a game that we shouldn't be playing. We don't want to fight, we want to play.

"We've come here to a very tough place and we've got a point but are absolutely devastated. It's not a bad place to be but we have to be better and learn.

"We've had the chances and we haven't taken them. At the end of the day for everything I talk about, if you don't take your chances you don't win the games."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 03 Habergham
  • 05 Paine
  • 15 Massey
  • 04 Isaac
  • 08 Davis
  • 12 Daley (Carney - 78' )
  • 26 Mulley
  • 02 Peters
  • 09 Marks
  • 18 Marum (Cox - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Hamann
  • 14 Carney
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 21 Sam Griffiths
  • 22 Cox

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes Booked
  • 06 Bennett
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 04 Bangura
  • 08 Klukowski Booked (Koroma - 88' )
  • 23 Barry
  • 07 Norwood
  • 09 Wright (Turley - 70' )
  • 14 Taylor (Mangan - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Turley
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 17 Brogan
  • 20 Koroma
  • 30 Mangan
Ref: Fearn
Att: 944

Match Stats

Shots

13 13

On target

6 6

Corners

2 5

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:26 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:32

Unfair challenge on Jared Hodgkiss by Jordan Cox results in a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:20

The ball is sent over by Chris Stokes. Newman Carney makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:42

Dale Bennett fouled by Jordan Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:42

James Mulley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Stokes. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:08

Centre by Anthony Barry. Clearance made by Sam Habergham. James Norwood challenges Sam Habergham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

90:00 +0:33

The ball is crossed by Chris Stokes. Alan Massey manages to make a clearance.

89:21

Foul by Chez Isaac on Jared Hodgkiss, free kick awarded. Anthony Barry crosses the ball in from the free kick. James Mulley manages to make a clearance.

88:51

Unfair challenge on Andy Mangan by Alan Massey results in a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

88:45

The ball is swung over by Ryan Peters. Omar Koroma makes a clearance.

88:08

Anthony Barry concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Peters. Kenny Davis takes the free kick.

87:13 Substitution

Substitution Yan Klukowski goes off and Omar Koroma comes on.

85:12

Jordan Cox takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

80:48

The ball is sent over by Chris Stokes. Nathan McDonald catches the ball.

78:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eddie Oshodi by Sean Marks. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

78:32

Ryan Peters takes a shot. A parry by Sam Russell prevents the goal.

77:16 Substitution

Substitution Luke Daley goes off and Newman Carney comes on.

76:20

Centre by Chris Stokes. Sam Habergham manages to make a clearance.

75:45

Sam Habergham sends in a cross. Sam Russell catches the ball.

72:50

James Mulley sends in a cross. Shot by Luke Daley cleared the target.

71:11

James Norwood has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

70:44

Centre by Anthony Barry. Yan Klukowski takes a shot. Nathan McDonald blocks the ball.

69:50

The ball is delivered by Ryan Peters. Clearance by Jamie Turley.

68:38

Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

68:38 Substitution

Substitution Danny Wright goes off and Jamie Turley comes on.

68:38 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Cox comes on in place of Liam Enver-Marum.

68:38

The offside flag is raised against Chris Stokes.

67:57

The ball is crossed by Yan Klukowski. Ryan Peters manages to make a clearance.

67:28

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line. Kenny Davis makes a clearance.

66:48

Jared Hodgkiss sends in a cross. Header by Andy Mangan goes to the left of the goal.

66:18

The ball is sent over by Yan Klukowski. Clearance by Alan Massey.

65:44

A cross is delivered by Kenny Davis. Clearance by Dale Bennett.

64:04

The ball is crossed by Luke Daley.

62:03

Chez Isaac takes a shot.

60:43

Danny Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Paine.

59:06

James Norwood takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

58:50

The ball is crossed by Kenny Davis. Clearance by Yan Klukowski.

57:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dale Bennett by Liam Enver-Marum. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

57:17

The ball is crossed by Sam Habergham. Clearance by Eddie Oshodi.

55:17 Substitution

Substitution Matt Taylor goes off and Andy Mangan comes on.

55:17

James Norwood takes a shot and cleared the goal.

52:52

Centre by Kenny Davis. Sam Russell safely holds on.

49:39

Matt Taylor fouled by Ryan Peters, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

49:20

The ball is crossed by Jared Hodgkiss. Nathan McDonald catches the ball.

47:57

Matt Taylor is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

47:01

Matt Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Peters. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

45:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Peters by James Norwood. Kenny Davis produces a cross. Liam Enver-Marum has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:16

Corner taken by Luke Daley. Matt Paine takes a shot. Sam Russell parries the effort to safety.

45:00 +0:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Enver-Marum on Eddie Oshodi. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

44:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Kenny Davis - Braintree 1 - 1 Forest Grn Kenny Davis scores a placed penalty. Braintree Town 1-1 Forest Green.

43:22

The ball is delivered by James Mulley. Luke Daley has an effort at goal. Blocked by Chris Stokes. The referee gives a against Chris Stokes for handball.

42:42

Kenny Davis fouled by Al Bangura, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Paine.

41:33

Corner taken by Kenny Davis from the left by-line. Header at goal by Sean Marks misses to the right.

41:00

Foul by James Norwood on Ryan Peters, free kick awarded. Kenny Davis takes the free kick.

39:02 Booking

Booking

38:14

Foul by Eddie Oshodi on Luke Daley, free kick awarded. Chris Stokes is shown a yellow card for dissent. Effort on goal by Sam Habergham from the free kick hits the wall.

37:39 Booking

Booking

37:28

Yan Klukowski challenges Kenny Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yan Klukowski goes into the book. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

36:26

Anthony Barry takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

35:08

Alan Massey concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Taylor. Yan Klukowski restarts play with the free kick.

33:41

Unfair challenge on Matt Taylor by Matt Paine results in a free kick. Yan Klukowski crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance made by Alan Massey.

32:15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Liam Enver-Marum. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

30:39

James Norwood takes a shot. Clearance made by Ryan Peters. Corner taken by Yan Klukowski. Header by Eddie Oshodi goes to the left of the goal.

27:34

The ball is crossed by Liam Enver-Marum. Blocked by Eddie Oshodi.

22:48

Centre by Sam Habergham.

22:25

Dale Bennett challenges Sean Marks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kenny Davis takes the free kick.

22:01

Matt Taylor takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

21:10

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot.

19:46

Alan Massey takes a shot. Sam Russell catches the ball.

18:52

The ball is delivered by Luke Daley. Clearance made by Eddie Oshodi.

17:55

Chez Isaac takes a shot. Blocked by Al Bangura.

16:59

Luke Daley sends in a cross. Clearance made by Eddie Oshodi.

15:23

James Norwood is caught offside. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

13:49

Unfair challenge on Sean Marks by Eddie Oshodi results in a free kick. Kenny Davis crosses the ball. Header at goal by Alan Massey goes over the bar.

13:19

Anthony Barry sends in a cross. Nathan McDonald safely holds on.

12:18

Shot by James Norwood. Fine finger tip save by Nathan McDonald.Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line. Clearance made by Ryan Peters.

9:55

The ball is delivered by James Norwood. Clearance made by Matt Paine. Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line. Kenny Davis makes a clearance.

8:24

Ryan Peters crosses the ball. Blocked by Yan Klukowski.

6:16

Unfair challenge on Matt Paine by Danny Wright results in a free kick. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

5:05

Yan Klukowski provided the assist for the goal.

5:05 Goal scored

Goal! - James Norwood - Braintree 0 - 1 Forest Grn James Norwood grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Braintree Town 0-1 Forest Green.

4:23

Unfair challenge on James Norwood by Chez Isaac results in a free kick. Yan Klukowski delivers the ball.

3:39

Jared Hodgkiss produces a cross. Clearance made by Ryan Peters.

2:15

Chez Isaac fouled by Yan Klukowski, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

1:34

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski. Chris Stokes takes a shot. Nathan McDonald gets a fist to the ball to punch .

0:13

Unfair challenge on Chez Isaac by Yan Klukowski results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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