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Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Wrexham

Johnny Hunt scores from the spot for Wrexham against Forest Green Rovers

Johnny Hunt's late penalty earned Wrexham a draw at Forest Green Rovers.

Hunt was on target after substitute goalkeeper Paul White brought down Bradley Reid in the 89th minute.

Rovers took the lead in the 14th minute when James Norwood slotted the ball past Andy Coughlin.

Wrexham were disappointing during a first half when they offered very little but improved after the interval, and almost clinched a win when White saved from Hunt in stoppage-time.

Forest Green's Lee Hughes had earlier had a goal disallowed for offside.

The result leaves Forest Green 10th in the final table, with Wrexham a disappointing 17th a year after

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Adrian Pennock

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Adrian Pennock: Forest Green Rovers boss on Wrexham draw

"It was a game that obviously we wanted to win, but that's been our season. Next season for me will start tomorrow.

"I think it was the 12th or 13th penalty that we've conceded and that's got to be addressed.

"The points ratio has been very good, and the effort has been 10, but we've got a lot to improve on."

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought overall we kind of controlled the game, we bossed the game from start to finish and if we hadn't taken something out of it it would have been a bit of a travesty.

"I was delighted that we kept going right to the very end, and in the second half I thought it was all us and the only way they looked like scoring was on the counter attack."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1RussellSubstituted forWhiteat 65'minutes
  • 15Oshodi
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 23BarrySubstituted forTaylorat 70'minutes
  • 6Bennett
  • 20Oliver
  • 7Norwood
  • 22Green
  • 26Rodgers
  • 30Jordan
  • 29HughesSubstituted forWrightat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Wright
  • 14Taylor
  • 18Walker
  • 21White
  • 31Martin

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 29Carrington
  • 3Ashton
  • 8Harris
  • 28Artell
  • 5Livesey
  • 6ClarkeSubstituted forReidat 66'minutes
  • 12Keates
  • 16Hunt
  • 26AnyinsahSubstituted forWilliamsat 81'minutes
  • 25Bailey-Jones

Substitutes

  • 2Wright
  • 11Williams
  • 14Tomassen
  • 15Ogleby
  • 22Reid
Referee:
Paul Rees

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Wrexham 1.
Attempt missed. Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Bradley Reid (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Corner, Wrexham.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Wrexham 1. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.
Penalty conceded by Paul White (Forest Green Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Wrexham. Bradley Reid draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt saved. Dean Keates (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright replaces Lee Hughes.
Corner, Wrexham.
Foul by David Artell (Wrexham).
Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Dean Keates (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Joe Williams replaces Joe Anyinsah.
Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).
Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).
David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
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