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.

4:54pm

Forest Green 0 Welling 0

4:51pm

Eddie Oshodi goes into the book in added time.

4:49pm

Four minutes of added time at the New Lawn.

4:49pm

88th min:Paul Green's ball into the box is met by Luke Rodgers and saved by the face of Welling keeper Lee Butcher.

4:44pm

85th min: Danny Wright and Anthony Barry trade passes for James Norwood to glance a header wide.

4:42pm

82nd min: James Norwood's strike is deflected for a corner as Rovers turn up the heat with three consecutive corners.

4:41pm

Attendance:1,308 with 66 away fans.

4:34pm

74th min: A booming Sam Russell kick saw James Norwood's pass fail to pick out Luke Rodgers with the goal at his mercy.

4:32pm

Ady Pennock makes a double sub with strikers Luke Rodgers and Danny Wright replacing Matty Taylor and Lee Hughes respectivleyin the 73rd minute.

4:26pm

68th min: James Norwood arrows in a curling cross, but fails to pick out a team-mate in a crowded box.

4:23pm

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.

4:21pm

 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.

4:09pm

49th min: Matty Taylor responds for Rovers, but arrows his right-footed strike over.

4:07pm

48th min: Tobi Sho-Silva forces Sam Russell into an early save.

4:04pm

The second half gets underway

3:59pm

Stroud News and Journal:

James Norwood goes close at the New Lawn this afternoon against Welling

Picture: Tom Wren

3:48pm

Forest Green 0 Welling 0

3:47pm

One-minute of added time at the New Lawn.

3:43pm

40th min: James Norwood is again at the forefront and goes agonisingly close from 25-yards

3:38pm

35th min: Lee Hughes hits a 25-yard curler into Welling stopper Lee Butcher.

3:33pm

30th min: The stalemate continues in this tepid encounter, which is crying out for a goal.

3:26pm

21st min: Marcus Kelly pulls up with an injury and is replaced by Jared Hodgkiss

3:24pm

20th min: Tobi Sho-Silva has Welling's first shot in anger.

3:21pm

17th min: Still scoreless at the New Lawn with Rovers just about holding sway.

3:18pm

14th min: Anthony Barry's corner is fisted away, the ball drops to James Norwood, who fizzes over from just inside the box.

3:15pm

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.

3:06pm

4th min: James Norwood wins a foot race down the right and his flighted cross lands on the roof of the net.

3:02pm

 Rovers get the game underway

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