Forest Green held by Welling in dour stalemate
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- Forest Green's play-off hopes were dealt a blow in a dour encounter against Ady Pennock's old club Welling at the New Lawn,today.
Forest Green 0 Welling 0
Eddie Oshodi goes into the book in added time.
Four minutes of added time at the New Lawn.
88th min:Paul Green's ball into the box is met by Luke Rodgers and saved by the face of Welling keeper Lee Butcher.
85th min: Danny Wright and Anthony Barry trade passes for James Norwood to glance a header wide.
82nd min: James Norwood's strike is deflected for a corner as Rovers turn up the heat with three consecutive corners.
Attendance:1,308 with 66 away fans.
74th min: A booming Sam Russell kick saw James Norwood's pass fail to pick out Luke Rodgers with the goal at his mercy.
Ady Pennock makes a double sub with strikers Luke Rodgers and Danny Wright replacing Matty Taylor and Lee Hughes respectivleyin the 73rd minute.
68th min: James Norwood arrows in a curling cross, but fails to pick out a team-mate in a crowded box.
64th min: Matty Taylor twists and turns and fires his shot across the face of goal with Lee Hughes inches away from getting a toe on the ball.
61st min: The deadlock goes on despite a brief attacking flurry from Lee Hughes and Matty Taylor in a dour clash, which is crying out for a goal.
49th min: Matty Taylor responds for Rovers, but arrows his right-footed strike over.
48th min: Tobi Sho-Silva forces Sam Russell into an early save.
The second half gets underway
James Norwood goes close at the New Lawn this afternoon against Welling
Picture: Tom Wren
Forest Green 0 Welling 0
One-minute of added time at the New Lawn.
40th min: James Norwood is again at the forefront and goes agonisingly close from 25-yards
35th min: Lee Hughes hits a 25-yard curler into Welling stopper Lee Butcher.
30th min: The stalemate continues in this tepid encounter, which is crying out for a goal.
21st min: Marcus Kelly pulls up with an injury and is replaced by Jared Hodgkiss
20th min: Tobi Sho-Silva has Welling's first shot in anger.
17th min: Still scoreless at the New Lawn with Rovers just about holding sway.
14th min: Anthony Barry's corner is fisted away, the ball drops to James Norwood, who fizzes over from just inside the box.
10th min: Welling's Josh Wakefield gives the ball away to the scampering James Norwood, his pace takes him away from the defence and his strike is deflected for a corner.
4th min: James Norwood wins a foot race down the right and his flighted cross lands on the roof of the net.
Rovers get the game underway
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