Kenny Davis tucked home a penalty right on half-time to earn Braintree a point against Forest Green.

Davis scored after a handball by visiting defender Chris Stokes.

James Norwood had put Forest Green ahead when he converted Yan Klukowski's cross and only a superb save by Nathan McDonald denied him a second.

Norwood also came close twice in the second half and Andy Mangan headed wide but visiting keeper Sam Russell denied Ryan Peters a winner at the other end.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree Town Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"I think both teams could have said they could have won it, but I suppose a point apiece will do us both.

"It was a bad goal to give away. We seemed a bit nervous the first 20 minutes, I don't know why.

"Second half, we were better and grew into the game, a draw is probably a fair result.

"I can't knock the commitment of the boys, we just lacked a bit of quality in the last third of the pitch.

"We've got round the back a few times and just didn't finish off."

Forest Green Rovers Manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Dave Hockaday: Forest Green boss after 1-1 draw at Braintree

"We got dragged into a game that we shouldn't be playing. We don't want to fight, we want to play.

"We've come here to a very tough place and we've got a point but are absolutely devastated. It's not a bad place to be but we have to be better and learn.

"We've had the chances and we haven't taken them. At the end of the day for everything I talk about, if you don't take your chances you don't win the games."

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Braintree Town 1-1 Forest Green FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Davis (pen) 45
  • Norwood 6

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 03 Habergham
  • 05 Paine
  • 15 Massey
  • 04 Isaac
  • 08 Davis
  • 12 Daley (Carney 78)
  • 26 Mulley
  • 02 Peters
  • 09 Marks
  • 18 Marum (Cox 69)

Substitutes

  • 20 Hamann,
  • 14 Carney,
  • 16 O'Connor,
  • 21 Sam Griffiths,
  • 22 Cox

Forest Green

  • 01 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes yellow card
  • 06 Bennett
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 04 Bangura
  • 08 Klukowski yellow card (Koroma 88)
  • 23 Barry
  • 07 Norwood
  • 09 Wright (Turley 70)
  • 14 Taylor (Mangan 56)

Substitutes

  • 05 Turley,
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye,
  • 17 Brogan,
  • 20 Koroma,
  • 30 Mangan
Ref: FearnAtt: 944
BRAINTREE TOWN
FOREST GREEN

Possession

  • Braintree Town 50%
  • Forest Green 50%

Attempts on target

  • Braintree Town 6
  • Forest Green 6

Attempts off target

  • Braintree Town 7
  • Forest Green 7

Corners

  • Braintree Town 2
  • Forest Green 5

Fouls

  • Braintree Town 12
  • Forest Green 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:26 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+3:32 Unfair challenge on Jared Hodgkiss by Jordan Cox results in a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:20 The ball is sent over by Chris Stokes. Newman Carney makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:42 Dale Bennett fouled by Jordan Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:42 James Mulley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Stokes. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:08 Centre by Anthony Barry. Clearance made by Sam Habergham. James Norwood challenges Sam Habergham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.
  • 90:00+0:33 The ball is crossed by Chris Stokes. Alan Massey manages to make a clearance.
  • 89:21 Foul by Chez Isaac on Jared Hodgkiss, free kick awarded. Anthony Barry crosses the ball in from the free kick. James Mulley manages to make a clearance.
  • 88:51 Unfair challenge on Andy Mangan by Alan Massey results in a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.
  • 88:45 The ball is swung over by Ryan Peters. Omar Koroma makes a clearance.
  • 88:08 Anthony Barry concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Peters. Kenny Davis takes the free kick.
  • 87:13 Substitution Yan Klukowski goes off and Omar Koroma comes on.
  • 85:12 Jordan Cox takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
  • 80:48 The ball is sent over by Chris Stokes. Nathan McDonald catches the ball.
  • 78:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eddie Oshodi by Sean Marks. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.
  • 78:32 Ryan Peters takes a shot. A parry by Sam Russell prevents the goal.
  • 77:16 Substitution Luke Daley goes off and Newman Carney comes on.
  • 76:20 Centre by Chris Stokes. Sam Habergham manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:45 Sam Habergham sends in a cross. Sam Russell catches the ball.
  • 72:50 James Mulley sends in a cross. Shot by Luke Daley cleared the target.
  • 71:11 James Norwood has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
  • 70:44 Centre by Anthony Barry. Yan Klukowski takes a shot. Nathan McDonald blocks the ball.
  • 69:50 The ball is delivered by Ryan Peters. Clearance by Jamie Turley.
  • 68:38 Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.
  • 68:38 Substitution Danny Wright goes off and Jamie Turley comes on.
  • 68:38 Substitution Jordan Cox comes on in place of Liam Enver-Marum.
  • 68:38 The offside flag is raised against Chris Stokes.
  • 67:57 The ball is crossed by Yan Klukowski. Ryan Peters manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:28 Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line. Kenny Davis makes a clearance.
  • 66:48 Jared Hodgkiss sends in a cross. Header by Andy Mangan goes to the left of the goal.
  • 66:18 The ball is sent over by Yan Klukowski. Clearance by Alan Massey.
  • 65:44 A cross is delivered by Kenny Davis. Clearance by Dale Bennett.
  • 64:04 The ball is crossed by Luke Daley.
  • 62:03 Chez Isaac takes a shot.
  • 60:43 Danny Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Paine.
  • 59:06 James Norwood takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
  • 58:50 The ball is crossed by Kenny Davis. Clearance by Yan Klukowski.
  • 57:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dale Bennett by Liam Enver-Marum. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.
  • 57:17 The ball is crossed by Sam Habergham. Clearance by Eddie Oshodi.
  • 55:17 Substitution Matt Taylor goes off and Andy Mangan comes on.
  • 55:17 James Norwood takes a shot and cleared the goal.
  • 52:52 Centre by Kenny Davis. Sam Russell safely holds on.
  • 49:39 Matt Taylor fouled by Ryan Peters, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.
  • 49:20 The ball is crossed by Jared Hodgkiss. Nathan McDonald catches the ball.
  • 47:57 Matt Taylor is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.
  • 47:01 Matt Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Peters. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.
  • 45:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Peters by James Norwood. Kenny Davis produces a cross. Liam Enver-Marum has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:07 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+1:16 Corner taken by Luke Daley. Matt Paine takes a shot. Sam Russell parries the effort to safety.
  • 45:00+0:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Enver-Marum on Eddie Oshodi. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:29 GOAL - Kenny DavisBraintree Town 1 - 1 Forest Green Kenny Davis scores a placed penalty. Braintree Town 1-1 Forest Green.
  • 43:22 The ball is delivered by James Mulley. Luke Daley has an effort at goal. Blocked by Chris Stokes. The referee gives a against Chris Stokes for handball.
  • 42:42 Kenny Davis fouled by Al Bangura, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Paine.
  • 41:33 Corner taken by Kenny Davis from the left by-line. Header at goal by Sean Marks misses to the right.
  • 41:00 Foul by James Norwood on Ryan Peters, free kick awarded. Kenny Davis takes the free kick.
  • 39:02 Booking
  • 38:14 Foul by Eddie Oshodi on Luke Daley, free kick awarded. Chris Stokes is shown a yellow card for dissent. Effort on goal by Sam Habergham from the free kick hits the wall.
  • 37:39 Booking
  • 37:28 Yan Klukowski challenges Kenny Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yan Klukowski goes into the book. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.
  • 36:26 Anthony Barry takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
  • 35:08 Alan Massey concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Taylor. Yan Klukowski restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:41 Unfair challenge on Matt Taylor by Matt Paine results in a free kick. Yan Klukowski crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance made by Alan Massey.
  • 32:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against Liam Enver-Marum. Sam Russell takes the free kick.
  • 30:39 James Norwood takes a shot. Clearance made by Ryan Peters. Corner taken by Yan Klukowski. Header by Eddie Oshodi goes to the left of the goal.
  • 27:34 The ball is crossed by Liam Enver-Marum. Blocked by Eddie Oshodi.
  • 22:48 Centre by Sam Habergham.
  • 22:25 Dale Bennett challenges Sean Marks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kenny Davis takes the free kick.
  • 22:01 Matt Taylor takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
  • 21:10 Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot.
  • 19:46 Alan Massey takes a shot. Sam Russell catches the ball.
  • 18:52 The ball is delivered by Luke Daley. Clearance made by Eddie Oshodi.
  • 17:55 Chez Isaac takes a shot. Blocked by Al Bangura.
  • 16:59 Luke Daley sends in a cross. Clearance made by Eddie Oshodi.
  • 15:23 James Norwood is caught offside. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.
  • 13:49 Unfair challenge on Sean Marks by Eddie Oshodi results in a free kick. Kenny Davis crosses the ball. Header at goal by Alan Massey goes over the bar.
  • 13:19 Anthony Barry sends in a cross. Nathan McDonald safely holds on.
  • 12:18 Shot by James Norwood. Fine finger tip save by Nathan McDonald.Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line. Clearance made by Ryan Peters.
  • 9:55 The ball is delivered by James Norwood. Clearance made by Matt Paine. Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line. Kenny Davis makes a clearance.
  • 8:24 Ryan Peters crosses the ball. Blocked by Yan Klukowski.
  • 6:16 Unfair challenge on Matt Paine by Danny Wright results in a free kick. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.
  • 5:05 Yan Klukowski provided the assist for the goal.
  • 5:05 GOAL - James NorwoodBraintree Town 0 - 1 Forest Green James Norwood grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Braintree Town 0-1 Forest Green.
  • 4:23 Unfair challenge on James Norwood by Chez Isaac results in a free kick. Yan Klukowski delivers the ball.
  • 3:39 Jared Hodgkiss produces a cross. Clearance made by Ryan Peters.
  • 2:15 Chez Isaac fouled by Yan Klukowski, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.
  • 1:34 Corner taken by Yan Klukowski. Chris Stokes takes a shot. Nathan McDonald gets a fist to the ball to punch .
  • 0:13 Unfair challenge on Chez Isaac by Yan Klukowski results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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