Forest Green 0-0 AFC Telford

Forest Green's play-off bid suffered a major setback as they were held to a draw by already-relegated AFC Telford.

The Bucks, who have now failed to win in 29 league games, had relegation confirmed by Saturday's 3-0 loss to Nuneaton but showed tremendous spirit to frustrate their sixth-placed hosts.

Away keeper Ryan Young made a fine save to keep out Yan Klukowski, while Kieron Forbes and Eddie Oshodi went close.

But Rovers could not find a way through and are four points off the top five.

Telford's best chance saw a powerful Aaron Williams effort blocked by Oshodi.


Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We've created enough chances and openings, and got into positions where we should have won three games and we haven't, and that's been our Achilles heel of late.

"I don't think Sam Russell's had a shot to save. He didn't have a shot to save against Ebbsfleet, so there's a lot good. But it's a frustrating day because with the territory, possession and chances we've had we've got to be winning games like that.

"We've got to keep working and working and working at that part of our game because there's not a great deal wrong, if anything, with the rest of our game.

"We'll just keep on going. It's three points for a win, and we're still right in the frame."

AFC Telford United interim manager John Psaras told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It was a resilient performance after what happened against Nuneaton. It was only a draw, but when things are against you we find out who people are. When you are low on confidence, our strikers are scared to pull the trigger.

"Everything was against us after Steve Jones limped off in the warm-up. He felt he was going to be ok and so we struggled. Fitness is a massive problem for us. We have so many people out and so many of our players are not even 50 per cent fit.

"Forest Green have a five, six-times bigger budget than we have, so we gave a good account of ourselves. Between now and the end of the season, if we have three more performances like that I'll be happy."

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