Darlington 0-0 Forest Green

Forest Green extended their unbeaten league run to seven matches as they gained a draw at Darlington.

The Quakers almost took the lead but Dale Hopson shot over from 12 yards, before Kieron Forbes' audacious lob went narrowly wide for Forest Green.

Rovers goalkeeper James Bittner kept the scores level when he blocked Adam Rundle's effort from 20 yards.

The visitors had the best chance of the second half but Jared Hodgkiss saw his 25-yard shot rebound off the post.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Point is meagre return - Hockaday

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire:

"I'm pleased with the performance, yet I'm disappointed we only got a point. We hit the post twice. Bittner didn't have a shot to save all game.

"In the second half we dominated. We dug in, we looked stronger and fitter. We looked like we wanted it more and we were the only team who were going to win the game.

"Today we've come here and dominated, we were the better team. On another day we would have won."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Darlington

  • 23 Russell
  • 02 Arnison
  • 06 Miller
  • 17 Reach (Gray - 63' )
  • 18 Lee
  • 04 Chandler (Atkinson - 46' )
  • 08 Taylor
  • 20 Rundle
  • 30 Hopson (Sanchez-M - 82' )
  • 31 Bridge-Wilkinson Booked
  • 27 Harrison

Substitutes

  • 13 Nixon
  • 26 Gray
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 25 Sanchez-M
  • 28 Gray

Forest Green

  • 01 Bittner
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 05 Turley
  • 22 Oshodi
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 11 Forbes
  • 19 Rowe (Henderson - 58' )
  • 21 Thomson
  • 07 Norwood Booked (Uwezu - 38' )
  • 14 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 16 Graham
  • 20 Bangura
  • 10 Griffin
  • 23 Uwezu
  • 24 Henderson
Ref: Martin
Att: 1,693

Match Stats

Shots

6 11

On target

1 2

Corners

2 6

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

93:13 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:25

Chris Stokes sends in a cross.

90:00 +2:05

The ball is crossed by Adam Rundle, clearance by Jamie Turley.

90:00 +1:35

Kris Taylor fouled by Liam Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Miller on Matty Taylor. Eddie Oshodi takes the indirect free kick.

89:07

Centre by Adam Rundle, Unfair challenge on Jared Hodgkiss by Graeme Lee results in a free kick. James Bittner takes the indirect free kick.

88:36

Jonathan Sanchez-Munoz is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

87:32

Centre by Chris Stokes, Sam Russell makes a comfortable save.

83:36

Kris Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Henderson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Turley from left wing, Eddie Oshodi gets a block in. Jake Thomson takes a corner.

82:24

Foul by Jamie Turley on Graeme Lee, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Graeme Lee.

81:56

Matty Taylor is ruled offside. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

81:14 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Sanchez-Munoz on for Dale Hopson.

81:14

Chris Stokes has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

79:47

The ball is sent over by Jake Thomson, Paul Arnison manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jake Thomson, Headed effort on goal by Eddie Oshodi from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

78:10

Keiron Forbes restarts play with the free kick.

78:10 Booking

Booking Marc Bridge-Wilkinson is booked.

78:06

Jake Thomson fouled by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, the ref awards a free kick.

77:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson on Michael Uwezu. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Keiron Forbes from right wing, Scott Harrison makes a clearance.

76:48

Liam Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Miller. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

76:03

Paul Arnison produces a cross, Shot by Adam Rundle from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

75:04

Michael Uwezu takes a shot. Sam Russell gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Keiron Forbes.

73:53

Adam Rundle has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

72:17

Matty Taylor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

71:45

Jared Hodgkiss takes a shot from outside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

71:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keiron Forbes by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Turley.

70:37

Unfair challenge on James Gray by Liam Henderson results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson from left wing, James Bittner makes a save.

69:32

Jamie Turley handles the ball and concedes a free kick. James Gray restarts play with the free kick.

69:06

Chris Stokes crosses the ball.

68:04

Shot from outside the area by Liam Henderson misses to the left of the goal.

62:10 Substitution

Substitution James Gray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Reach.

62:10

Liam Henderson produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Yan Klukowski goes over the bar.

59:48

Scott Harrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Matty Taylor. Chris Stokes produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

58:46

The ball is swung over by Matty Taylor, Unfair challenge on Jared Hodgkiss by Adam Reach results in a free kick. Jamie Turley takes the direct free kick.

58:06

Liam Henderson produces a cross.

57:15 Substitution

Substitution Liam Henderson comes on in place of James Rowe.

56:11

Outswinging corner taken by James Rowe.

54:59

The ball is crossed by Chris Stokes.

50:37

Foul by Jake Thomson on Kris Taylor, free kick awarded. Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

49:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Rundle by Chris Stokes. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kris Taylor, Eddie Oshodi manages to make a clearance.

45:02 Substitution

Substitution Chris Atkinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Chandler.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:50 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:12

Inswinging corner taken by James Rowe, Yan Klukowski takes a shot.

45:00 +1:05

The ball is swung over by Chris Stokes.

44:58

Adam Rundle takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.

42:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by James Rowe. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

38:45

The ball is swung over by Chris Stokes, clearance made by Scott Harrison.

37:41

Paul Arnison delivers the ball, save by James Bittner.

36:49

Paul Arnison takes the free kick.

36:49 Substitution

Substitution Michael Uwezu comes on in place of James Norwood.

36:49

James Norwood is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

35:53

Shot by Keiron Forbes from just outside the area goes over the net.

34:55

Dale Hopson delivers the ball, save made by James Bittner.

34:24

Paul Arnison restarts play with the free kick.

34:24 Booking

Booking The referee cautions James Norwood for unsporting behaviour.

34:14

Foul by James Norwood on Paul Arnison, free kick awarded.

32:56

A cross is delivered by Paul Arnison.

32:43

Adam Rundle delivers the ball, clearance made by Jamie Turley.

30:56

Graeme Lee challenges James Norwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Norwood crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Scott Harrison.

26:42

Inswinging corner taken by Kris Taylor from the right by-line, clearance by Jared Hodgkiss.

25:00

Paul Arnison challenges James Norwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Norwood shoots direct from the free kick.

21:12

Dale Hopson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

18:48

Scott Harrison produces a cross, Jamie Turley manages to make a clearance.

18:34

Adam Reach delivers the ball.

17:27

Corner taken by James Rowe, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance.

16:39

Marc Bridge-Wilkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Matty Taylor. James Rowe restarts play with the free kick.

15:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Graeme Lee on Jake Thomson. Eddie Oshodi restarts play with the free kick.

15:09

Graeme Lee fouled by Jamie Turley, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Rundle restarts play with the free kick.

13:51

Foul by Adam Reach on Eddie Oshodi, free kick awarded. James Bittner takes the free kick.

13:15

The referee blows for offside against Adam Reach. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

11:26

The ball is sent over by Eddie Oshodi.

8:17

Dale Hopson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.

5:18

Outswinging corner taken by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, clearance by Chris Stokes.

0:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Bridge-Wilkinson by Jake Thomson. Direct free kick taken by Paul Arnison.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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