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Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster and Forest Green had to settle for a draw, as both sides lost ground in the race for the play-offs.

Paul Green put the hosts ahead after Harriers keeper Daniel Lewis failed to hold onto James Norwood's strike.

Nick Wright turned home Michael Gash's cross to equalise on 49 minutes.

Josh O'Keefe thought that he had got away with punching home a winner for Harriers at the death, but referee Brett Huxtable disallowed it following protests from the Rovers players.

With five games left, Harriers are now 11th, six points behind the Conference Premier play-off pack, having not win in five games - two points, and two places, better off than Forest Green.

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Forest Green's Pennock

"It was shambolic. I think the referee guessed as he gave the goal and the linesman gave the goal.

"But, because of all the protests going on, he saw sense.

"I don't think we would have been that verbal or passionate about conceding a goal, but it was a blatant handball.

"You've got to give credit to the referee when he saw sense and didn't give it."

Kidderminster Harriers manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"It was the right decision, let's be honest about it. I think everybody in the ground has seen it.

"But what was good for us was that in the last 15 minutes we were pressing, creating chances and causing them problems.

"We came out in the second half on the front foot, scored a good goal, forced the game and put them under a lot of pressure.

"Fair play to the lads. We asked for a response and we got one. It is a draw but it is important to come back from being a goal down."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 22Green
  • 20Oliver
  • 15Oshodi
  • 6Bennett
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 23Barry
  • 8Klukowski
  • 30JordanSubstituted forRodgersat 76'minutes
  • 14TaylorSubstituted forHughesat 87'minutes
  • 7Norwood

Substitutes

  • 29Hughes
  • 4Bangura
  • 26Rodgers
  • 21White
  • 9Wright

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Vaughan
  • 3Demetriou
  • 15Grimes
  • 6Dunkley
  • 26Bell
  • 25O'Keefe
  • 7ByrneBooked at 45mins
  • 22Morgan-SmithSubstituted forCieslewiczat 74'minutes
  • 14WrightSubstituted forVermaat 67'minutes
  • 9GashSubstituted forBlissettat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 23Vaughan
  • 27Cieslewicz
  • 13Blissett
  • 17Verma
  • 10Malbon
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,231

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Hand ball by Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers).
Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers).
Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Adrian Cieslewicz.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces Matty Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett replaces Michael Gash.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers).
Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).
Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot is saved.
Foul by Luke Rodgers (Forest Green Rovers).
Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers replaces Bradley Jordan.
Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers).
Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.
Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Hand ball by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Aman Verma replaces Nick Wright.
Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Foul by Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers).
James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).
Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).
Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1. Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Gash with a cross.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Booking

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).
James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).
Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Attempt saved. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the right side of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Barry.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt saved. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Anthony Barry.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers).
Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).
Mickey Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Nick Wright tries a through ball, but Nick Wright is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton42271146392
2Cambridge40211363576
3Grimsby402010101970
4Gateshead411911111768
5Halifax411910122267
6Alfreton4221615-266
7Braintree41198141665
8Barnet42181113865
9Salisbury4218915-663
10Nuneaton42171114-462
11Kidderminster41171014161
12Woking4118716-261
13Forest Green41178161559
14Welling42151215357
15Macclesfield4117618257
16Lincoln City42141315-255
17Wrexham4215918-254
18Southport42121020-2046
19Chester42111318-2146
20Hereford42111219-1945
21Aldershot42141216644
22Dartford4111822-2141
23Tamworth428925-3633
24Hyde United421734-7210
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