LiveForest Green and Hereford share the spoils at the New Lawn

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  • FOREST Green's first game of the new year ended in a 1-1 draw at the New Lawn tonight.
  • Marcus Kelly nosed Rovers ahead on 54 minutes but Hereford's Chris Bush netted parity on 76 minutes.
  • Rovers were down to 10 men when Dale Bennett was red-carded for dissent in injury time.
  • For reaction and pictures see the SNJ website tomorrow.


FGR 1 - Hereford 1


91 mins - Late drama at the New Lawn as Forest Green defender Dale Bennett is sent off


90 mins - Sublime skills from Styche forces Lloyd-Weston to tip over and deny the former a goal from 35-yards


The fourth official indicates that there will be four minutes of added time


85 mins - Styche snatches at a chance following a Bangura knock-down. Hereford make a break and Sam Russell shows bravery to dive at the feet of Michael Rankine


83 mins - Substitution for Forest Green sees Danny Wright replaced by Reece Styche


Tonight's match attendance at the New Lawn is 1,077 with 211 away fans


76 mins - A wonder strike by Chris Bush nets parity for Hereford. FGR 1 Hereford 1


71 mins - Hughes picks up a Brogan pass and shows nifty footwork to send a curling strike that clips the crossbar


66 mins - Hughes goes into the book after catching goalkeeper Lloyd-Weston with his boot


61 mins - Substitution for Forest Green sees Binnom-Williams limp off to be replaced by Stephen Brogan


58 mins - Hughes has his first meaningful shot of the evening when he comes off the touch line and curls a right-footed shot over the bar


55 mins - Rovers are rocking and Wright fires narrowly over from an exquisite Kelly pass


54 mins - Despite the referee's long consultation with the linesman Kelly's goal is given following a Norwood cross from the right. FGR 1- Hereford 0


47 mins - Norwood crashes over the bar following great footwork from Kelly and Binnom-Williams, as Rovers start the second half on the front foot


Second half gets underway at the New Lawn


Substitution sees Aarran Racine replaced by Jamie Turley at half-time


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Loan signing Jerome Binnom-Williams makes a break for Forest Green on his debut this evening

Picture: Tom Wren


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New signing Lee Hughes on his debut at the New Lawn tonight

Picture: Tom Wren


Star signing Lee Hughes has endured a quiet first half with only a collision with a photographer bringing ironic cheers

FGR 0 - Hereford United 0


The fourth official has indicated that there will be one-minute of added time


41 mins - Norwood is booked for a foul


41 mins - Aarran Racine has signaled to the bench that he has picked up a knock


37 mins - Norwood strikes wide from outside of the box following smart inter-play between Barry and Kelly


23 mins - New FGR signing Jerome Binnom-Williams slips past two Hereford players and fizzes in a left-footed strike that Bulls' keeper Lloyd-Weston touches over the bar


9 mins - Rovers are dominating the game and Kelly sees a shot turned away for a corner, and from his set play Al Bangura goes close with a header


8 mins - James Norwood has a goal ruled out for offside after he turns in the ball from an Anthony Barry shot that comes back off the post



4 mins - Rovers are rampant and Ed Asafu-Adjaye motors along the right wing to pick out Danny Wright who plants his header agonisingly wide with just Daniel Lloyd-Weston to beat


1 min - Marcus Kelly spurns a great chance to put Rovers 1-0 up as he fires high wide and not very handsome from a James Norwood pass


The first half gets underway at the New Lawn


Team news from the New Lawn

FGR: S Russell, E Asafu-Adjaye, J Binnom-Williams, D Bennett, A Racine, A Bangura, A Barry (C), J Norwood, M Kelly, L Hughes, D Wright

SUBS: M Bulman (GK), J Turley, Y Klukowski, S Brogan, R Styche


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