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Fleetwood missed out on the chance to go top of the Blue Square Bet Premier as they were held to a goalless draw by Forest Green.

In a game of few chances, Rovers keeper James Bittner did well to smother Richard Brodie's first-half shot.

Scott Davies denied Yan Klukowski from Forest Green's best opening.

The visitors did have the ball in the net when Charlie Griffin bundled in James Norwood's cross but their joy was cut short by an offside flag.

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Forest Green boss Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I'm very proud. We came here and didn't believe and gave them too much respect for the first 30 minutes, but the last 15 minutes of the second half we were the better team.

"I would like to see Charlie Griffin's disallowed goal because he was struggling to get to it and I cannot believe that he was offside.

"We had the better chances so I'm really proud of the boys and I can't fault anyone today. We restricted them to just pumping balls into the box, and they're meant to be the best team in the league."

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Saturday, 8 October 2011

BSB Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fleetwood 0-0 Forest Green FT
(HT 0-0)

      Fleetwood Town

      • 01 Davies
      • 02 Beesley
      • 05 McNulty
      • 12 Brown
      • 25 Atkinson (Pond 41)
      • 07 Clancy (Seddon 57)
      • 08 Milligan
      • 15 Briggs (McGuire 86)
      • 29 Brown
      • 09 Brodie
      • 14 Mangan

      Substitutes

      • 16 St Louis-Hamilton,
      • 13 Goodall,
      • 06 Pond,
      • 18 McGuire,
      • 19 Seddon

      Forest Green

      • 01 Bittner
      • 02 Hodgkiss
      • 03 Stokes
      • 16 Graham
      • 22 Oshodi
      • 08 Klukowski
      • 11 Forbes yellow card
      • 17 McDonald (Thomson 46)
      • 20 Bangura yellow card
      • 07 Norwood
      • 10 Griffin (Turk 83)

      Substitutes

      • 12 Imudia,
      • 04 Turk,
      • 18 Allen,
      • 19 Rowe,
      • 21 Thomson
      Ref: DuncanAtt: 1,687
      FLEETWOOD
      FOREST GREEN

      Possession

      • Fleetwood 58%
      • Forest Green 42%

      Attempts on target

      • Fleetwood 6
      • Forest Green 2

      Attempts off target

      • Fleetwood 6
      • Forest Green 4

      Corners

      • Fleetwood 9
      • Forest Green 1

      Fouls

      • Fleetwood 6
      • Forest Green 13
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:54 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
      • 90:00+0:37 Foul by Yan Klukowski on Jamie McGuire, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Beeley.
      • 89:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve McNulty on James Norwood. Direct free kick taken by Chris Stokes.
      • 86:48 The ball is crossed by Junior Brown.
      • 85:58 Substitution Jamie McGuire joins the action as a substitute, replacing Keith Briggs.
      • 83:35 Foul by Nathan Pond on James Norwood, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Keiron Forbes.
      • 82:21 Substitution Charlie Griffin leaves the field to be replaced by Wayne Turk.
      • 79:50 The referee blows for offside. Scott Davies takes the direct free kick. Andy Mangan takes a shot. James Bittner gets a block in.
      • 79:37 Shaun Beeley produces a cross, clearance by Jake Thomson.
      • 79:24 The ball is swung over by Junior Brown, save by James Bittner.
      • 79:15 The ball is swung over by Jamie Milligan, clearance by Eddie Oshodi.
      • 78:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Graham by Gareth Seddon. Free kick taken by Jared Hodgkiss.
      • 77:05 Scott Brown takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.
      • 76:46 Shaun Beeley crosses the ball, Richard Brodie makes a clearance.
      • 74:46 James Norwood crosses the ball, save by Scott Davies.
      • 74:10 Junior Brown sends in a cross.
      • 72:40 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Milligan.
      • 72:16 Andy Mangan takes a shot.
      • 71:06 Booking Alhassan Bangura goes into the book.
      • 70:24 The referee penalises Alhassan Bangura for handball. Jamie Milligan takes the direct free kick.
      • 65:05 Junior Brown sends in a cross.
      • 64:38 Shaun Beeley sends in a cross, James Bittner makes a save.
      • 64:10 The ball is swung over by Scott Brown, save made by James Bittner.
      • 63:02 A cross is delivered by Shaun Beeley.
      • 60:46 James Norwood takes a shot. The offside flag is raised against Charlie Griffin. Scott Davies takes the free kick.
      • 59:29 Corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the left by-line, Richard Brodie produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
      • 57:59 Booking Booking for Keiron Forbes for unsporting behaviour.
      • 57:26 Keiron Forbes challenges Junior Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Milligan takes the direct free kick.
      • 56:14 Substitution Gareth Seddon is brought on as a substitute for Sean Clancy.
      • 55:51 Centre by Jake Thomson, save by Scott Davies.
      • 54:49 Sean Clancy crosses the ball, Richard Brodie takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.
      • 52:46 Yan Klukowski takes a shot. Scott Davies makes a save.
      • 52:00 Corner taken left-footed by Jamie Milligan.
      • 51:20 Jamie Milligan takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Steve McNulty takes a shot. Clearance made by Jared Hodgkiss.
      • 50:28 Andy Mangan takes a shot. Jamie Milligan manages to make a clearance.
      • 49:59 Corner taken by Jamie Milligan, save by James Bittner.
      • 49:22 Chris Stokes is adjudged to have handled the ball. Sean Clancy crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jared Hodgkiss manages to make a clearance.
      • 45:17 Foul by Yan Klukowski on Andy Mangan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Pond.
      • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
      • 45:01 Substitution Jake Thomson is brought on as a substitute for Curtis McDonald.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:52 The half-time whistle blows.
      • 45:00+1:15 Effort on goal by Jared Hodgkiss from just inside the area clears the bar.
      • 45:00+0:24 Outswinging corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the left by-line, Yan Klukowski makes a clearance.
      • 44:24 Unfair challenge on Junior Brown by Jared Hodgkiss results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Milligan.
      • 42:40 James Norwood has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
      • 41:13 The ball is swung over by Andy Mangan, Chris Stokes manages to make a clearance.
      • 40:51 The ball is swung over by Curtis McDonald, Chris Stokes takes a shot. Scott Davies makes a save.
      • 40:01 Substitution Rob Atkinson goes off and Nathan Pond comes on.
      • 39:43 The ball is crossed by Curtis McDonald, Junior Brown makes a clearance.
      • 38:44 Jamie Milligan delivers the ball, clearance made by Yan Klukowski.
      • 37:06 Richard Brodie concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Graham. James Bittner takes the direct free kick.
      • 36:46 A cross is delivered by Shaun Beeley.
      • 36:15 The ball is crossed by James Norwood, clearance made by Jamie Milligan.
      • 35:34 Richard Brodie is caught offside. Free kick taken by James Bittner.
      • 34:43 Eddie Oshodi concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Brodie. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamie Milligan from left wing, Alhassan Bangura makes a clearance.
      • 34:13 The ball is sent over by Jamie Milligan, save made by James Bittner.
      • 33:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Chris Stokes. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Milligan.
      • 29:16 Shot from just outside the area by Junior Brown goes over the bar.
      • 28:48 Richard Brodie fouled by Luke Graham, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Milligan takes the free kick.
      • 28:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by James Norwood. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.
      • 28:02 The ball is delivered by Chris Stokes, clearance made by Shaun Beeley.
      • 26:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Briggs on Keiron Forbes. James Bittner takes the free kick.
      • 26:00 A cross is delivered by Andy Mangan.
      • 23:48 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Milligan, Curtis McDonald manages to make a clearance.
      • 23:40 The ball is delivered by Shaun Beeley, clearance made by Chris Stokes.
      • 22:36 Junior Brown produces a cross, Eddie Oshodi manages to make a clearance. Shot from long distance by Junior Brown goes wide of the left-hand post.
      • 19:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Graham on Richard Brodie. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie Milligan, save made by James Bittner.
      • Correction - 19:15 Jamie Milligan takes the inswinging corner, save by James Bittner.
      • 19:15 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Milligan, save by James Bittner.
      • 18:50 Alhassan Bangura gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Brodie. Jamie Milligan restarts play with the free kick.
      • 18:14 The offside flag is raised against Charlie Griffin. Scott Davies takes the free kick.
      • 17:44 Richard Brodie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eddie Oshodi. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.
      • 14:44 Charlie Griffin concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve McNulty. Free kick taken by Rob Atkinson.
      • 13:21 Shot by Andy Mangan from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
      • 12:26 Yan Klukowski has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
      • 9:53 Keiron Forbes takes a inswinging corner to the near post, free kick awarded for a foul by Eddie Oshodi on Richard Brodie. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.
      • 8:42 Shot from just outside the box by Steve McNulty misses to the right of the goal.
      • 7:32 A cross is delivered by Scott Brown, clearance by Eddie Oshodi.
      • 6:39 The ball is crossed by Jamie Milligan, clearance made by Eddie Oshodi.
      • 6:21 Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the right by-line played to the near post, James Bittner makes a save.
      • 6:03 Richard Brodie takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.
      • 5:06 Junior Brown delivers the ball, clearance by Eddie Oshodi.
      • 3:24 Centre by Junior Brown, James Bittner makes a save.
      • 2:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Norwood on Junior Brown. Rob Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.
      • 1:40 The assistant referee flags for offside against James Norwood. Scott Davies takes the direct free kick.
      • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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      BSB Premier table snapshot

      As it stood on 8 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Gateshead 15 7 30
      2 Wrexham 14 12 29
      3 Fleetwood 14 8 28
      4 York 14 15 26
      5 Luton 14 12 26
      6 Mansfield 14 9 26
      7 Braintree Town 14 8 25
      8 Kidderminster 14 5 24
      9 Southport 14 -1 24
      10 Cambridge 14 5 23
      11 Tamworth 14 4 22
      12 Barrow 14 0 20
      13 Forest Green 14 5 17
      14 AFC Telford 14 -2 17
      15 Grimsby 14 -5 17
      16 Darlington 14 -6 16
      17 Stockport 14 -1 15
      18 Hayes & Yeading 13 -6 13
      19 Lincoln City 14 -9 12
      20 Kettering 14 -11 12
      21 Ebbsfleet Utd 14 -5 11
      22 Alfreton Town 14 -17 10
      23 Newport 14 -12 8
      24 Bath City 14 -15 6

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