Kidderminster and Forest Green had to settle for a draw, as both sides lost ground in the race for the play-offs.

Paul Green put the hosts ahead after Harriers keeper Daniel Lewis failed to hold onto James Norwood's strike.

Nick Wright turned home Michael Gash's cross to equalise on 49 minutes.

Josh O'Keefe thought that he had got away with punching home a winner for Harriers at the death, but referee Brett Huxtable disallowed it following protests from the Rovers players.

With five games left, Harriers are now 11th, six points behind the Conference Premier play-off pack, having not win in five games - two points, and two places, better off than Forest Green.

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Forest Green's Pennock

"It was shambolic. I think the referee guessed as he gave the goal and the linesman gave the goal.

"But, because of all the protests going on, he saw sense.

"I don't think we would have been that verbal or passionate about conceding a goal, but it was a blatant handball.

"You've got to give credit to the referee when he saw sense and didn't give it."

Kidderminster Harriers manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"It was the right decision, let's be honest about it. I think everybody in the ground has seen it.

"But what was good for us was that in the last 15 minutes we were pressing, creating chances and causing them problems.

"We came out in the second half on the front foot, scored a good goal, forced the game and put them under a lot of pressure.

"Fair play to the lads. We asked for a response and we got one. It is a draw but it is important to come back from being a goal down."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 22 Green
  • 20 Oliver
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 06 Bennett
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 23 Barry
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 30 Jordan (Rodgers - 76' )
  • 14 Taylor (Hughes - 87' )
  • 07 Norwood

Substitutes

  • 29 Hughes
  • 04 Bangura
  • 26 Rodgers
  • 21 White
  • 09 Wright

Kidderminster Harriers

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 Vaughan
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 15 Grimes
  • 06 Dunkley
  • 26 Bell
  • 25 O'Keefe
  • 07 Byrne Booked
  • 22 Morgan-Smith (Cieslewicz - 74' )
  • 14 Wright (Verma - 67' )
  • 09 Gash (Blissett - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Vaughan
  • 27 Cieslewicz
  • 13 Blissett
  • 17 Verma
  • 10 Malbon
Ref: Brett Huxtable
Att: 1,231

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

5 7

Corners

0 0

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

+8:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

90:00 +7:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

90:00 +5:31

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

90:00 +2:38

Hand ball by Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers).

88:29

Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers).

88:29

Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

88:15

Attempt saved. Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Adrian Cieslewicz.

87:35

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

87:00

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

86:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces Matty Taylor.

85:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett replaces Michael Gash.

85:10

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

84:32

Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers).

84:32

Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

82:36

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

82:36

Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

81:42

Attempt saved. Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot is saved.

76:40

Foul by Luke Rodgers (Forest Green Rovers).

76:40

Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

75:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers replaces Bradley Jordan.

75:07

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers).

75:07

Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

73:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.

72:50

Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

71:18

Hand ball by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

66:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Aman Verma replaces Nick Wright.

63:39

Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

62:48

Foul by Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers).

62:48

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

62:10

Attempt missed. Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61:11

Attempt saved. Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

54:44

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

54:44

Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

49:38

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).

49:38

Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

48:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1. Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Gash with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

45:00 +2:42 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

45:00 +1:48 Booking

Booking Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +1:38

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

45:00 +1:38

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

45:00 +0:08

Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

38:45

Attempt missed. Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

37:05

Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

36:32

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

34:34

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).

34:34

Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

32:53

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

32:32

Attempt saved. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the right side of the box is saved.

31:28

Attempt missed. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Barry.

31:21

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

30:59

Attempt saved. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Anthony Barry.

30:24

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

27:48

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

25:38

Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers).

25:38

Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

22:36

Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

22:36

Mickey Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

19:44

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

19:07

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Nick Wright tries a through ball, but Nick Wright is caught offside.

15:42

Attempt missed. Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

14:01

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

13:43

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

13:43

Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

12:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0. Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Norwood.

11:53

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

8:17

Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Anthony Barry.

7:42

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

6:07

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

4:47

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

4:04

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the box is too high.

3:17

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

3:05

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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