Forest Green salvaged a point at Nuneaton with Jared Hodgkiss's late equaliser in the Conference Premier.

Rovers, 8-0 winners in Saturday's season-opener against Hyde, were behind within 20 minutes when Andy Brown nodded in Adam Walker's corner.

The visitors were struggling to make a breakthrough until Hodgkiss converted a Matt Taylor pass with 12 minutes left.

And Rovers could have left with all three points had Yan Klukowski not seen his late effort saved by James Belshaw.

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Forest Green manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire:

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"We were asking for the goal - we gave them a free swing.

"But I thought we got to grips with it in the last 10 minutes of the first half.

"In the second half we had three or four good chances and then we've put it away.

"To go 1-0 down and come away with a point is something we've got to be happy with."

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Nuneaton 1-1 Forest Green FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Brown 18
  • Hodgkiss 78

Nuneaton

  • 19 Belshaw
  • 03 Bell
  • 04 Cowan
  • 05 Dean
  • 06 Walker
  • 07 Armson
  • 08 Adams
  • 11 Streete yellow card
  • 09 Moult
  • 10 Brown
  • 16 York (Taylor 90)

Substitutes

  • 12 McNamee,
  • 15 Gordon,
  • 13 Sleath,
  • 17 Taylor,
  • 18 Pearson

Forest Green

  • 01 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss yellow card
  • 03 Stokes
  • 06 Bennett
  • 27 Pilkington
  • 04 Bangura
  • 23 Barry (Klukowski 66)
  • 24 Kelly
  • 07 Norwood yellow card
  • 09 Wright (Barnes-Homer 53)
  • 14 Taylor yellow card

Substitutes

  • 13 Bulman,
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye,
  • 08 Klukowski,
  • 18 Barnes-Homer,
  • 25 Williams
Ref: FordAtt: 1,005
NUNEATON
FOREST GREEN

Possession

  • Nuneaton 44%
  • Forest Green 56%

Attempts on target

  • Nuneaton 2
  • Forest Green 3

Attempts off target

  • Nuneaton 3
  • Forest Green 5

Corners

  • Nuneaton 5
  • Forest Green 3

Fouls

  • Nuneaton 14
  • Forest Green 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:14 The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
  • 90:00+2:27 Booking
  • 90:00+2:12 Theo Streete gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Stokes. Booking for Theo Streete for unsporting behaviour. Yan Klukowski crosses the ball in from the free kick. Sam Russell catches the ball.
  • 89:54 Substitution Wesley York goes off and Connor Taylor comes on.
  • 88:53 James Armson delivers the ball. Sam Russell safely holds on.
  • 85:50 Corner taken by Adam Walker from the right by-line. Header by Gavin Cowan goes over the bar.
  • 83:06 Yan Klukowski takes a shot. James Belshaw catches the ball.
  • 82:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Armson on Al Bangura. Free kick taken by James Norwood.
  • 80:39 Foul by Gareth Dean on James Norwood, free kick awarded. Yan Klukowski restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:15 James Armson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Kelly. Marcus Kelly takes the free kick.
  • 77:34 The assist for the goal came from Matt Taylor.
  • 77:34 GOAL - Jared HodgkissNuneaton 1 - 1 Forest Green Jared Hodgkiss grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Nuneaton 1-1 Forest Green.
  • 76:54 Short corner taken by Adam Walker.
  • 74:48 Booking
  • 74:36 Wesley York fouled by Jared Hodgkiss, the ref awards a free kick. Jared Hodgkiss receives a yellow card. Free kick crossed by James Armson restarts the game.
  • 73:59 Booking
  • 73:13 Booking
  • 73:11 James Norwood challenges James Armson unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Norwood is cautioned. Matt Taylor is shown a yellow card. Gavin Cowan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:14 Yan Klukowski concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Cowan. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.
  • 68:22 Matt Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Brown. Adam Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance made by James Norwood.
  • 67:01 Shot by Matt Taylor missed to the right of the net.
  • 65:17 Substitution Yan Klukowski on for Anthony Barry.
  • Correction - 60:27 Shot by Matthew Barnes-Homer missed to the left of the target.
  • 60:27 Matthew Barnes-Homer takes a shot.
  • 59:42 Andy Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Stokes. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.
  • 59:10 Marcus Kelly produces a cross. Header by Chris Stokes goes to the left of the goal.
  • 58:43 Corner from the right by-line taken by Marcus Kelly. Clearance made by Amari'i Bell.
  • 57:23 James Armson takes a shot.
  • 55:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Brown on Chris Stokes. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.
  • 54:57 Jared Hodgkiss concedes a free kick for a foul on James Armson. James Armson takes the free kick.
  • 54:14 Foul by Andy Brown on Anthony Barry, free kick awarded. Chris Stokes takes the free kick.
  • 52:51 Substitution Matthew Barnes-Homer on for Danny Wright.
  • 51:58 Louis Moult gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Stokes. Free kick taken by Anthony Barry.
  • 49:01 Unfair challenge on Gavin Cowan by Danny Wright results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.
  • 46:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Brown on Dale Bennett. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:16 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dale Bennett by Wesley York. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:39 Anthony Barry crosses the ball. James Belshaw gets a fist to the ball to punch .
  • 44:54 Corner taken by Anthony Barry from the left by-line. Theo Streete makes a clearance.
  • 41:32 The ball is crossed by Theo Streete. Shot by Andy Brown missed to the right of the target.
  • 40:32 The referee blows for offside against Jared Hodgkiss. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.
  • 39:05 James Norwood takes a shot.
  • 35:57 Matt Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.
  • 31:10 Chris Stokes produces a cross. Anthony Barry takes a shot and cleared the bar.
  • 30:20 The referee blows for offside against Louis Moult. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.
  • 26:33 Amari'i Bell crosses the ball dead.
  • 24:49 Dale Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Armson. James Belshaw takes the free kick.
  • 24:21 Louis Moult fouled by Marcus Kelly, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.
  • 22:43 Wesley York takes a shot. Sam Russell catches the ball.
  • 17:55 Assist by Adam Walker.
  • 17:55 GOAL - Andy BrownNuneaton 1 - 0 Forest Green Andy Brown grabs a goal with a headed effort. Nuneaton 1-0 Forest Green.
  • 17:31 Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Walker.
  • 17:11 Theo Streete sends in a cross. Clearance by Jared Hodgkiss.
  • 15:53 Adam Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Kelly. Free kick taken by Anthony Barry.
  • 14:38 Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Walker. Sam Russell catches the ball.
  • 11:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Brown on Anthony Barry. Marcus Kelly crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 8:47 Corner taken by James Armson from the left by-line.
  • 8:11 James Norwood takes a shot. James Belshaw catches the ball.
  • 5:45 Andy Brown challenges Dale Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:00 Centre by Amari'i Bell that comes to nothing.
  • 2:13 Jared Hodgkiss crosses the ball. James Belshaw safely holds on.
  • 1:13 Danny Wright sends in a cross. Gavin Cowan manages to make a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Marcus Kelly. Amari'i Bell manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:12 James Armson challenges Jared Hodgkiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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