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Forest Green Rovers 0-0 Stevenage

Struggling Stevenage picked up a useful point with a goalless draw at high-flying Forest Green.

Searching for a first win of the season, Boro started on the front foot as Luther James-Wildin arrowed the ball across the box for Jason Cowley to flick towards the bottom corner, but alert goalkeeper Lewis Thomas touched the ball wide.

Thomas palmed away a strike from former Forest Green striker Kurtis Guthrie as Mark Sampson's bottom-of-the-table side cranked up the pressure.

Rovers had Liam Kitching to thank for a clearance off the line in the 51st minute - the former Leeds defender sticking out a leg to divert a towering Charlie Carter header. From the resulting corner, the Forest Green keeper showed sharp reflexes to block Guthrie's point-blank stab.

Forest Green loanee Kyle Taylor received a second yellow card with four minutes remaining for a foul on Michael Timlin.

Deep into stoppage-time, Ben Kennedy fluffed his lines for Stevenage with only Thomas to beat.

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Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 24Thomas
  • 3Bernard
  • 6RawsonSubstituted forMcGinleyat 45'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 20KitchingBooked at 51mins
  • 2ShephardSubstituted forAdamsat 45'minutes
  • 7Winchester
  • 28TaylorBooked at 86mins
  • 23Mills
  • 25MondalSubstituted forGrubbat 71'minutes
  • 29Aitchison
  • 9Stevens

Substitutes

  • 8Grubb
  • 10Collins
  • 12Allen
  • 13Wollacott
  • 14Adams
  • 19McGinley
  • 22Godwin-Malife

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 3Stokes
  • 33DentonSubstituted forHusinat 80'minutes
  • 10Kennedy
  • 7Carter
  • 44TimlinBooked at 52mins
  • 16IonttonSubstituted forWattsat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 28GuthrieBooked at 19mins
  • 9CowleySubstituted forNewtonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Husin
  • 13Bastien
  • 19Newton
  • 20Watts
  • 27El-Abd
  • 34List
  • 35Mackail-Smith
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
1,881

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Stevenage 0.

Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Newton following a fast break.

Booking

Kelland Watts (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Liam Kitching (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Kyle Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

Michael Timlin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers).

Danny Newton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Noor Husin (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joseph Mills.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Noor Husin replaces Tyler Denton.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Danny Newton replaces Jason Cowley.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

Foul by Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers).

Jason Cowley (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Dayle Grubb replaces Junior Mondal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kelland Watts replaces Arthur Iontton.

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ben Kennedy.

Attempt blocked. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Carter.

Attempt missed. Jason Cowley (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kurtis Guthrie.

Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

Foul by Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers).

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Stevens.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Arthur Iontton.

Attempt blocked. Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Arthur Iontton (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter10640157822
2Crewe107031712521
3Cheltenham106221991020
4Swindon106221811720
5Forest Green1053275218
6Bradford10523149517
7Newport1045196317
8Crawley104421613316
9Grimsby104331612415
10Colchester10433118315
11Cambridge104241310314
12Northampton104241210214
13Port Vale103431114-313
14Plymouth103341413112
15Macclesfield103341011-112
16Walsall1033459-412
17Salford102531216-411
18Carlisle103251218-611
19Mansfield102441215-310
20Oldham102441215-310
21Leyton Orient102351218-69
22Morecambe10136919-106
23Scunthorpe101271018-85
24Stevenage10046614-84
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