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Wrexham 2-2 Forest Green Rovers

Brett Williams
Forest Green striker Brett Williams began his career at Reading

Brett Williams rescued a point for Forest Green Rovers in the National League with a late goal at Wrexham.

Darren Carter put the visitors ahead but Blaine Hudson struck twice after the break to put the hosts on the brink of victory.

But in a dramatic end, Rovers' Sam Wedgbury was sent off for a second yellow card before Williams levelled.

Wrexham remain 12th while the end of Rovers' six-match winning streak saw them drop to second behind Cheltenham.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "We've had a couple of cruel, cruel Saturdays - last minute things. A penalty last week and a late equaliser today is tough on us.

"And it's just those thin dividing lines making the difference of whether you achieve what you want to achieve.

"And we could be four points better off than we are, but we're not.

"What can I say after what my players have given me today - unbelievable - and I'm absolutely delighted with them."

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It's a point won - when you go down to ten-men and you've only got another minute to go, it's a point gained.

"I'm just disappointed with the two goals. The build-up and the free-kick - it's all our own fault, we were a bit naïve I thought on both of the goals.

"We should have been a little bit more ruthless in front of goal in the first half, we played some lovely football in the conditions.

"But I'm really pleased, this is a big club, we knew it was going to be a tough place to come and it ticks the board over with another point for us."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 30Taylor
  • 23HeslopBooked at 74mins
  • 4Smith
  • 6Fyfield
  • 12Carrington
  • 14Jackson
  • 3Newton
  • 10Jennings
  • 2VidalSubstituted forMokeat 46'minutes
  • 16YorkSubstituted forBeckat 60'minutes
  • 5Hudson

Substitutes

  • 7Fowler
  • 9Gray
  • 11Moke
  • 21Briscoe
  • 25Beck

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6BennettBooked at 36mins
  • 4Clough
  • 19Sinclair
  • 3Jennings
  • 16RacineBooked at 50mins
  • 9Marsh-BrownBooked at 54minsSubstituted forGuthrieat 71'minutes
  • 8WedgburyBooked at 90mins
  • 11Frear
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forMooreat 70'minutes
  • 24CarterSubstituted forWilliamsat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 14Moore
  • 17Guthrie
  • 26Williams
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
3,891

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Blaine Hudson (Wrexham).

  4. Post update

    Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 2. Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kurtis Guthrie with a cross.

  6. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Simon Heslop (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by James Jennings (Forest Green Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kayden Jackson (Wrexham).

  12. Post update

    Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Wrexham. Kayden Jackson tries a through ball, but Kayden Jackson is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Sean Newton (Wrexham).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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