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Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Altrincham

Tom Marshall's second half strike secured a point for Altrincham at promotion-chasing Forest Green.

Rovers went ahead after just seven minutes when Kris Guthrie poked in from Elliott Frear's cross.

Simon Richman had a chance to level on the half-hour, but skied his effort after he had latched onto Marshall's knock-down from a corner.

But they finally breached the final line of defence when Marshall converted from a Shaun Densmore free-kick.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Forest Green v Altrincham

"We startled brightly and scored a very good goal. I thought Kurtis Guthrie and Jon Parkin were a handful, especially in first half, but we conceded a sloppy goal.

"After that we were huffing and puffing and, in all honesty, I didn't think it was very good at all. It was disappointing and we were deservedly booed off. I totally understand the frustration from supporters.

"I was very frustrated because we are not killing teams off. We're dominating, but don't have that killer instinct in the box."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 5Oliver
  • 26Coles
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 2Pipe
  • 19Sinclair
  • 10Kelly
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 18FrearSubstituted forHughesat 63'minutes
  • 17Guthrie
  • 20Parkin

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 11Hughes
  • 16Racine
  • 21White
  • 29McGrory

Altrincham

  • 17Parton
  • 2Densmore
  • 5Havern
  • 16Marshall
  • 3Griffin
  • 7LawrieSubstituted forWilliamsat 82'minutes
  • 8Richman
  • 4MoultBooked at 79mins
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forGillespieat 73'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forPerryat 82'minutes
  • 25CavanaghBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 9Gillespie
  • 14Perry
  • 15Wilkinson
  • 18Williams
  • 24Samberg
Referee:
Adam Hopkins
Attendance:
1,261

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Altrincham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Altrincham 1.

Foul by Steven Gillespie (Altrincham).

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

Booking

Peter Cavanagh (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Altrincham).

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Kyle Perry (Altrincham).

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

Steven Gillespie (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Sean Williams replaces James Lawrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Kyle Perry replaces Damian Reeves.

Attempt saved. Daniel Coles (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sam Russell with a cross.

Booking

Jake Moult (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Hand ball by Steven Gillespie (Altrincham).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Booking

Steven Gillespie (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steven Gillespie (Altrincham).

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jake Moult (Altrincham).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Steven Gillespie replaces Ryan Crowther.

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Ryan Crowther (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Hand ball by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt saved. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

Foul by James Lawrie (Altrincham).

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces Elliott Frear.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers).

Peter Cavanagh (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

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