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Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Braintree Town

Forest Green extended their unbeaten Conference run to 10 games as they were held to a draw by Braintree.

Rovers took the lead when Charlie Clough headed home Rob Sinclair's corner to score his club's 1,000th Conference goal.

Clough then headed a good chance over - and the miss proved costly when Mitch Brundle equalised for the visitors with a superb 35-yard free-kick.

The hosts, who are fifth, dominated the second half but Braintree held firm.

Forest Green Rovers boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We knew it was going to be scrappy but that's a good point. We went to Barnet last week and that was a very good result. And that's now four points in two games.

"Nobody's got any given right to win any games. People think we just had to turn up but that's not the case in this league.

"I was a very scrappy game, two sides battling it out and not much football being played."


Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Arnold
  • 10Kelly
  • 16RacineBooked at 45mins
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forBenderat 46'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 18Frear
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forMarwoodat 73'minutes
  • 20Parkin
  • 9FleetwoodSubstituted forNorwoodat 66'minutes


  • 1Russell
  • 2Pipe
  • 7Norwood
  • 15Bender
  • 33Marwood


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hamann
  • 3Habergham
  • 6MasseyBooked at 59mins
  • 8Davis
  • 2Brundle
  • 20Clerima
  • 15AkinolaSubstituted forSparkesat 90'minutes
  • 5PaineBooked at 65mins
  • 4Isaac
  • 9MarksBooked at 86mins
  • 17MensahSubstituted forPetersat 88'minutes


  • 11Sparkes
  • 16Maybanks
  • 19Pollen
  • 23Peters
  • 29Pentney
Adam Hopkins

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Braintree Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Braintree Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Marwood (Forest Green Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes replaces Simeon Akinola.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Ryan Peters replaces Bernard Mensah.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

    Sean Marks (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

    Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  17. Booking

    Tom Bender (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Bender (Forest Green Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).