Match ends, Stevenage 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.
Graham Westley started his fourth spell in charge of Stevenage with a spirited goalless draw against Forest Green.
Westley's first game back in the dug-out came on the back of Boro's 5-1 hammering at home to Crewe five days before.
He made four changes to the team for his first game back in charge - and he got an immediate response from the bottom club against League Two play-off contenders Rovers.
Rovers boss Mark Cooper has bemoaned his side's lack of firepower up front and those worries will have worsened after failing to break down the EFL's backmarkers,
Stevenage goalkeeper Paul Farman produced a fine double save to keep the visitors at bay, stopping Carl Winchester's strike before denying Ebou Adams from close range.
But, after the break, it was the hosts who had the better chances, Ben Kennedy proving the source of Stevenage's creativity as Elliott List was denied by Adam Smith before firing wide.
Smith then palmed Kennedy's strike around the post, while Jason Cowley nodded against the crossbar late on.
Match report supplied by PA Media
- 7CarterSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 58'minutes
- 34ListSubstituted forTaylorat 88'minutes
- 9CowleyBooked at 33minsSubstituted forGuthrieat 90+1'minutes
- 22Godwin-MalifeSubstituted forRawsonat 45'minutes
- 15MortonSubstituted forStevensat 60'minutes
- 17FrearSubstituted forCollinsat 60'minutes
- James Oldham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.
Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Matt Mills (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).
Attempt missed. Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Stevens.
Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ben Kennedy.
Hand ball by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Joseph Mills.
Substitution, Stevenage. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Jason Cowley.
Attempt missed. Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Liam Shephard.
Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).
Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Kennedy.
Substitution, Stevenage. Paul Taylor replaces Elliott List.
Foul by Liam Shephard (Forest Green Rovers).
Jason Cowley (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Paul Digby.
Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.