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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:

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Pennock on Forest Green v Braintree

"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."

Line-ups

Forest Green

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

Substitutes

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

Braintree

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

Substitutes

  • 11Sparkes
  • 16Maybanks
  • 19Pollen
  • 23Peters
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Adam Hopkins
Attendance:
1,313

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by James Marwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes replaces Simeon Akinola.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Ryan Peters replaces Bernard Mensah.

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

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

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Booking

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

Foul by Tom Bender (Forest Green Rovers).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Marwood replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Matt Paine (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood replaces Stuart Fleetwood.

Booking

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Alan Massey (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

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