Forest Green Rovers and Wrexham battled to their first goalless draw since Wrexham dropped down into the Blue Square Bet Premier in 2008.

Chris Maxwell, having returned to Wrexham on loan in the January transfer window, made a fantastic save to keep out Reece Styche's first-half shot.

But Danny Wright's header almost won it for the Dragons after the break.

Both sides stay in the play-off places but the draw allowed Grimsby to increase their lead at the top.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I just felt in the first half we were playing the occasion more than the game. In the second half, I thought we got going and looked a lot more purposeful and more dangerous.

We stood our ground - Hockaday

"I thought their dominance originated from ours and gave them a chance to put the ball in the box from free-kicks.

"I thought their keeper kept the ball out brilliantly at times. I really proud that we've gone toe-to-toe with Wrexham and stood our ground

"I really enjoyed that game, I thought it was a tight top game and want my players to experience more of that."

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"Would I have taken a point before? I probably would have but I thought we played really well. Defensively I thought we were magnificent, defended probably and how we should do. It's nice to have a clean sheet for once.

"But it's a shame we couldn't nick one at the other end, which I thought we did. If we would have played like this on Tuesday, we would have won."

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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Forest Green 0-0 Wrexham FT
(HT 0-0)

      Forest Green

      • 23 Russell
      • 02 Hodgkiss
      • 03 Stokes
      • 05 Turley
      • 15 Oshodi
      • 04 Bangura
      • 08 Klukowski
      • 11 Forbes (Collins 89)
      • 09 Styche (Vieira 59 yellow card)
      • 14 Taylor
      • 20 Norwood (Odubade 90+4)

      Substitutes

      • 01 Bulman,
      • 16 Asafu-Adjaye,
      • 12 Collins,
      • 10 Vieira,
      • 27 Odubade

      Wrexham

      • 24 Maxwell
      • 03 Ashton
      • 04 Alfei (Wright 70)
      • 06 Riley
      • 23 Westwood
      • 08 Harris
      • 12 Keates yellow card
      • 14 Clarke
      • 16 Hunt (Cieslewicz 74)
      • 09 Wright
      • 10 Ormerod (Morrell 82)

      Substitutes

      • 02 Wright,
      • 07 Cieslewicz,
      • 17 Little,
      • 29 Thornton,
      • 11 Morrell
      Ref: HorwoodAtt: 1,840
      FOREST GREEN
      WREXHAM

      Possession

      • Forest Green 56%
      • Wrexham 44%

      Attempts on target

      • Forest Green 6
      • Wrexham 5

      Attempts off target

      • Forest Green 4
      • Wrexham 6

      Corners

      • Forest Green 8
      • Wrexham 2

      Fouls

      • Forest Green 11
      • Wrexham 11
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+5:46 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
      • 90:00+5:10 Magno Vieira produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
      • 90:00+4:31 Yan Klukowski takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Danny Wright.
      • 90:00+4:16 The ball is swung over by Matt Taylor, Joe Clarke manages to make a clearance.
      • 90:00+3:27 Substitution Yemi Odubade joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Norwood.
      • 90:00+3:27 Joe Clarke crosses the ball.
      • 90:00+1:24 Centre by Stephen Wright.
      • 90:00+0:43 The ball is swung over by Neil Ashton, save by Sam Russell.
      • 89:45 The ball is crossed by Chris Stokes, Neil Ashton manages to make a clearance.
      • 88:06 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line, Magno Vieira has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
      • 88:06 Substitution (Forest Green) makes a substitution, with Jamie Collins coming on for Kieron Forbes.
      • 88:06 The ball is swung over by Magno Vieira, blocked by Martin Riley.
      • 87:02 Magno Vieira fouled by Joe Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.
      • 86:09 Shot by Adrian Cieslewicz. Save by Sam Russell. Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Joe Clarke goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
      • 84:09 The ball is swung over by Jay Harris, Eddie Oshodi makes a clearance.
      • 83:35 The free kick is swung in left-footed by Neil Ashton, clearance made by Jamie Turley.
      • 83:35 Booking Magno Vieira is shown a yellow card.
      • 83:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Magno Vieira on Martin Riley.
      • 82:22 Magno Vieira takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Riley. Kieron Forbes produces a cross, clearance made by Jay Harris.
      • 81:01 Substitution Brett Ormerod goes off and Andrew Morrell comes on.
      • 77:38 The referee gives a free kick against Magno Vieira for handball. The ball is delivered by Dean Keates, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Neil Ashton goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
      • 76:56 Stephen Wright sends in a cross, Danny Wright takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.
      • 76:01 The ball is delivered by Dean Keates, Danny Wright challenges Chris Stokes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.
      • 72:57 Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.
      • 72:57 Substitution (Wrexham) makes a substitution, with Adrian Cieslewicz coming on for Johnny Hunt.
      • 72:57 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Yan Klukowski from right channel, Chris Stokes challenges Martin Riley unfairly and gives away a free kick.
      • 72:57 Booking Dean Keates receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
      • 72:52 Unfair challenge on James Norwood by Dean Keates results in a free kick.
      • 72:20 Magno Vieira delivers the ball, save made by Chris Maxwell.
      • 72:02 The ball is swung over by Brett Ormerod, Jared Hodgkiss gets a block in.
      • 71:40 Shot from 12 yards by James Norwood. Chris Maxwell makes a brilliant save.
      • 70:11 Kieron Forbes fouled by Joe Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Chris Stokes, clearance by Neil Ashton.
      • 69:11 Substitution Stephen Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Alfei.
      • 67:34 The ball is delivered by Jared Hodgkiss, clearance made by Chris Westwood.
      • 66:32 Shot by Matt Taylor. Save by Chris Maxwell.
      • 65:27 The ball is delivered by Brett Ormerod, James Norwood makes a clearance.
      • 64:03 Centre by Jamie Turley, save made by Chris Maxwell.
      • 63:09 Kieron Forbes delivers the ball, Chris Westwood makes a clearance.
      • 61:18 The ball is swung over by Matt Taylor, clearance made by Martin Riley.
      • 59:13 Kieron Forbes challenges Joe Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Westwood.
      • 58:25 Substitution (Forest Green) makes a substitution, with Magno Vieira coming on for Reece Styche.
      • 55:21 Effort on goal by Jay Harris from 25 yards. Jamie Turley gets a block in. Johnny Hunt has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 54:30 Inswinging corner taken by Dean Keates from the right by-line, Jamie Turley manages to make a clearance.
      • 53:47 The referee blows for offside. Chris Maxwell takes the indirect free kick.
      • 52:44 A cross is delivered by Reece Styche.
      • 51:23 Neil Ashton delivers the ball, clearance by Jamie Turley.
      • 50:40 James Norwood takes a shot. Martin Riley gets a block in.
      • 48:47 James Norwood produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
      • 47:58 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
      • 46:26 Corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski to the near post, Danny Wright makes a clearance.
      • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:08 It is the end of the first-half.
      • 45:00+0:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Alfei on Reece Styche. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yan Klukowski from left channel, Johnny Hunt makes a clearance.
      • 44:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brett Ormerod on Chris Stokes. Sam Russell takes the free kick.
      • 43:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Reece Styche on Neil Ashton. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.
      • 42:28 James Norwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Ashton. Free kick crossed by Neil Ashton, clearance made by Eddie Oshodi.
      • 42:00 The ball is sent over by Daniel Alfei.
      • 41:17 Handball decision goes against Al Bangura. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.
      • 40:22 A cross is delivered by Matt Taylor, save made by Chris Maxwell.
      • 40:08 The ball is sent over by Reece Styche, clearance by Danny Wright.
      • 38:41 The ball is sent over by Jamie Turley, Dean Keates manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Yan Klukowski, Shot by James Norwood. Neil Ashton manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Yan Klukowski, clearance by Chris Westwood.
      • 37:08 Dean Keates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Taylor. The ball is swung over by Yan Klukowski, Danny Wright takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell. Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line, Jay Harris manages to make a clearance.
      • 35:42 Shot by Reece Styche. Chris Maxwell makes a fantastic save. A cross is delivered by Reece Styche, Martin Riley gets a block in. Yan Klukowski takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Daniel Alfei.
      • 34:39 Reece Styche concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Harris. Free kick crossed left-footed by Neil Ashton, Eddie Oshodi makes a clearance.
      • 31:17 The ball is sent over by Eddie Oshodi, Johnny Hunt makes a clearance.
      • 26:35 Shot from just outside the box by Joe Clarke misses to the right of the goal.
      • 25:07 Effort from outside the penalty box by Brett Ormerod goes wide left of the target.
      • 24:00 Danny Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Stokes. Chris Stokes restarts play with the free kick.
      • 22:39 A cross is delivered by Chris Stokes, Chris Westwood makes a clearance.
      • 21:32 The ball is crossed by Brett Ormerod.
      • 20:39 The ball is delivered by Daniel Alfei, clearance by Jamie Turley.
      • 19:21 Jay Harris sends in a cross, clearance made by Jamie Turley.
      • 18:04 Yan Klukowski produces a cross, blocked by Chris Westwood. Corner taken by Yan Klukowski, Chris Westwood fouled by Jamie Turley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
      • 16:33 Foul by Chris Stokes on Danny Wright, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Dean Keates from right wing, save made by Sam Russell.
      • 15:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Stokes by Brett Ormerod. Direct free kick taken by Sam Russell.
      • 13:52 Handball by Kieron Forbes. Free kick crossed by Joe Clarke, Al Bangura makes a clearance.
      • 12:51 A cross is delivered by Jay Harris, clearance made by Jamie Turley.
      • 12:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Matt Taylor. Free kick taken by Dean Keates.
      • 9:56 Jamie Turley fouled by Brett Ormerod, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Russell.
      • 6:32 Johnny Hunt takes a shot. Save made by Sam Russell. Corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line to the near post, Chris Stokes makes a clearance.
      • 5:48 The referee gives a free kick against Chris Stokes for handball. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.
      • 5:08 Joe Clarke challenges Kieron Forbes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Russell.
      • 3:25 Shot by Jay Harris from just outside the area goes over the net.
      • 2:57 Kieron Forbes challenges Joe Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
      • 2:34 Johnny Hunt delivers the ball, save made by Sam Russell.
      • 1:48 Matt Taylor has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
      • 0:46 Yan Klukowski concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Keates. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
      • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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