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Forest Green Rovers 0-0 Aldershot Town

Forest Green slipped three points behind National League leaders Cheltenham as they drew with Aldershot.

Elliott Frear fired over in the first half before Aldershot's Sam Hatton saw his 25-yard effort well saved by goalkeeper Steve Arnold.

Jon Parkin and Kieffer Moore both worked openings after the break but neither could hit the target.

Aldershot came close to victory in the final minutes, but Nathan Ralph shot wide as both sides settled for a point.

Forest Green midfielder Darren Carter told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It's a hugely frustrating day all round for me, having to watch and not be out there and able to contribute and then to witness a below par performance from us."

"We know we're a hundred times better than that and we've got to dust ourselves down and go again Monday and show why we are second in the league and pushing for the championship."

"We didn't move the ball anywhere near as quick as we should have done - especially in the final third - our overall tempo, we didn't test their 'keeper enough and ask as many questions as we should have done, we just looked a little flat."

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"I am pleased how well we defended and in the first half I thought we created the better chances.

"In the second half we maybe did not create as much but we were in good positions to defend. To get a clean sheet is a massive plus for us.

"You could fault our players for maybe not having the composure to make the right decisions when we were going forward. It's credit to Forest Green for putting us under intense pressure and credit to our defence for holding out."

Line-ups

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 16Racine
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 3Jennings
  • 4Clough
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 19Sinclair
  • 11FrearSubstituted forJeffreyat 75'minutes
  • 14MooreSubstituted forGuthrieat 61'minutes
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 7Jeffrey
  • 10Kelly
  • 17Guthrie
  • 26Williams

Aldershot

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 6Oliver
  • 16Gallagher
  • 3McGinty
  • 14Beckles
  • 17Rasulo
  • 23LafayetteSubstituted forPaveyat 69'minutes
  • 24Ralph
  • 8Stevenson
  • 7HattonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Saville
  • 10Walker
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 20Pavey
Referee:
John Brooks

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  4. Booking

    Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town).

  6. Post update

    Anthony Jeffrey (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Ralph (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

  12. Post update

    Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Elliott Frear.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Brett Williams replaces Jon Parkin.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Alfie Pavey replaces Ross Lafayette.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham402511475264986
2Forest Green40258764362883
3Grimsby361912570313969
4Braintree381911843261768
5Tranmere4018121054401466
6Dover371981064461865
7Eastleigh38189115648863
8Wrexham381881264442062
9Gateshead40188144958-962
10Lincoln City401511146156556
11Bromley40167176162-155
12Macclesfield39166175243954
13Woking38147175855349
14Barrow371211144963-1447
15Aldershot39138184261-1947
16Chester381110175057-743
17Southport391110183855-1743
18Guiseley38914153656-2041
19Torquay37911174162-2138
20Altrincham37911174061-2138
21Boreham Wood39813183141-1037
22Halifax36910174869-2137
23Welling40611233057-2729
24Kidderminster3869233962-2327
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