Chris Stokes's late equaliser extended Forest Green's unbeaten run to six as they drew with Macclesfield.

The visitors went ahead when Craig Braham-Barrett's delivery was turned home by Waide Fairhurst.

Peter Winn went close to doubling the Silkmen's advantage, but his curling free-kick produced a stunning save from Rovers keeper Sam Russell.

And the hosts were level late on as Stokes powered home a volley to earn a share of the spoils.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I'm delighted that we just kept on going. I certainly feel we at least deserved a point and if either team deserved to win the game, it was us.

"We didn't play to our strengths and intensity in the first half.

"We've played really well in the second half and did OK in the first but we've fallen to a unfortunate goal and those things happen."

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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Forest Green 1-1 Macclesfield FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Stokes 85
  • Fairhurst 24

Forest Green

  • 23 Russell
  • 03 Stokes yellow card
  • 05 Turley
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 21 Racine
  • 04 Bangura
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 28 Brogan
  • 07 Koroma (Vieira 70)
  • 14 Taylor (Styche 59)
  • 20 Norwood (Jarvis 77)

Substitutes

  • 02 Hodgkiss,
  • 22 Green,
  • 09 Styche,
  • 10 Vieira,
  • 27 Jarvis

Macclesfield

  • 01 Cronin
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Charnock
  • 22 Braham-Barrett (Winn 36)
  • 31 Martin
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 34 Mills
  • 09 Barnes-Homer (Morgan-Smith 65)
  • 20 Fairhurst (Diagne 76)
  • 32 Holroyd

Substitutes

  • 14 Diagne,
  • 07 Mackreth,
  • 18 Henry,
  • 10 Morgan-Smith,
  • 11 Winn
Ref: WhittonAtt: 901
FOREST GREEN
MACCLESFIELD

Possession

  • Forest Green 48%
  • Macclesfield 52%

Attempts on target

  • Forest Green 5
  • Macclesfield 3

Attempts off target

  • Forest Green 6
  • Macclesfield 1

Corners

  • Forest Green 9
  • Macclesfield 3

Fouls

  • Forest Green 16
  • Macclesfield 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:54 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+3:19 The assistant referee flags for offside against Magno Vieira. Lance Cronin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+2:21 Steve Brogan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 90:00+0:43 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nathaniel Jarvis. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.
  • 89:16 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.
  • 87:17 Carl Martin takes the free kick.
  • 87:17 Booking Chris Stokes receives a yellow card.
  • 87:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Stokes on Sam Wedgbury.
  • 86:29 Reece Styche takes a shot. Lance Cronin makes a brilliant save.
  • 84:55 The assist for the goal came from Steve Brogan.
  • 84:55 GOAL - Chris StokesForest Green 1 - 1 Macclesfield Chris Stokes finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Forest Green 1-1 Macclesfield.
  • 83:09 The offside flag is raised against Nathaniel Jarvis. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.
  • 80:07 Keiran Murtagh takes a shot. Save made by Sam Russell.
  • 78:18 Foul by Eddie Oshodi on Amari Morgan-Smith, free kick awarded. Sam Wedgbury delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Sam Russell makes a comfortable save.
  • 76:00 Lance Cronin takes the direct free kick.
  • 76:00 Substitution Nathaniel Jarvis replaces James Norwood.
  • 76:00 Chris Stokes crosses the ball in from the free kick, Nathaniel Brown fouled by Reece Styche, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 76:00 Substitution Tony Diagne comes on in place of Waide Fairhurst.
  • 76:00 Peter Winn challenges Al Bangura unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 73:52 Reece Styche is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.
  • 71:36 Yan Klukowski challenges Chris Holroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Peter Winn from the free kick, Sam Russell makes a fantastic save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury played to the near post, clearance made by Al Bangura.
  • 69:46 Substitution Omar Koroma goes off and Magno Vieira comes on.
  • 66:18 Foul by Reece Styche on Carl Martin, free kick awarded. Carl Martin takes the free kick.
  • 64:03 Substitution Matthew Barnes-Homer goes off and Amari Morgan-Smith comes on.
  • 64:03 Reece Styche takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 58:27 Substitution Matt Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Reece Styche.
  • 58:27 Shot on goal by Chris Holroyd from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 56:36 Yan Klukowski produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Steve Brogan from the right by-line, clearance by Sam Wedgbury. Corner taken by Steve Brogan from the right by-line.
  • 55:30 Corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line, clearance made by Jamie Turley. Outswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line, Sam Russell fouled by Kieran Charnock, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.
  • 54:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Barnes-Homer by Aarran Racine. Peter Winn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:43 Steve Brogan takes a shot. Waide Fairhurst fouled by Al Bangura, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Winn.
  • 52:01 Al Bangura fouled by Matthew Barnes-Homer, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Brogan.
  • 51:13 Peter Winn challenges Omar Koroma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Brogan takes the free kick.
  • 50:04 The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Holroyd. Eddie Oshodi takes the free kick.
  • 49:44 James Norwood takes a shot. Save by Lance Cronin.
  • 48:19 Corner taken left-footed by Steve Brogan.
  • 45:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Barnes-Homer by Eddie Oshodi. Sam Wedgbury takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:02 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+0:53 Omar Koroma produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal. Corner taken left-footed by Steve Brogan from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Eddie Oshodi on Waide Fairhurst. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:39 Jamie Turley challenges Waide Fairhurst unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Winn takes the direct free kick.
  • 40:39 Steve Brogan takes a outswinging corner. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Barnes-Homer by Aarran Racine. Lance Cronin takes the direct free kick.
  • 39:56 Corner taken left-footed by Steve Brogan, Pablo Mills manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:32 Substitution Peter Winn on for Craig Braham-Barrett.
  • 33:58 Al Bangura gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Waide Fairhurst. Free kick taken by Kieran Charnock.
  • 33:14 Matthew Barnes-Homer concedes a free kick for a foul on Aarran Racine. Direct free kick taken by Sam Russell.
  • 31:44 Craig Braham-Barrett fouled by Jamie Turley, the ref awards a free kick. Keiran Murtagh takes the free kick.
  • 29:15 Unfair challenge on Eddie Oshodi by Pablo Mills results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Steve Brogan from left wing.
  • 27:55 Al Bangura challenges Keiran Murtagh unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sam Wedgbury, Yan Klukowski makes a clearance.
  • 27:06 Steve Brogan produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 25:59 James Norwood fouled by Waide Fairhurst, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Steve Brogan.
  • 24:59 Steve Brogan takes the outswinging corner, Matthew Barnes-Homer makes a clearance.
  • 23:09 Assist by Craig Braham-Barrett.
  • 23:09 GOAL - Waide FairhurstForest Green 0 - 1 Macclesfield Waide Fairhurst finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Forest Green 0-1 Macclesfield.
  • 18:38 Eddie Oshodi takes a shot.
  • 17:15 Steve Brogan takes a shot. Nathaniel Brown gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Steve Brogan, clearance by Matthew Barnes-Homer.
  • 15:56 The official flags Matt Taylor offside. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:10 Matt Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lance Cronin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 13:28 Aarran Racine concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Holroyd. Sam Wedgbury crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Chris Stokes.
  • 11:29 Floated corner taken left-footed by Steve Brogan from the left by-line.
  • 10:28 Keiran Murtagh fouled by Al Bangura, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from left wing, James Norwood manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:44 The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Taylor. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
  • 3:23 Steve Brogan fouled by Pablo Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Steve Brogan from right wing, save by Lance Cronin.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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