Salford City 0-0 Forest Green Rovers

Salford and Forest Green maintained their unbeaten starts to the League Two season with an entertaining draw at The Peninsula Stadium.

The home side were once again indebted to new goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky for a string of fine saves while in-form striker Ian Henderson failed to score for the first time this season.

Hladky brilliantly tipped Jamille Matt’s header wide in the second minute and reacted well to deny Aaron Collins when gifted a run on goal by Jason Lowe.

Ebou Adams was inches away from converting a whipped Collins centre just before the break as Rovers pressed.

Collins remained the biggest threat after half-time but could not find a way through, while Bruno Andrade almost broke clear for Salford but drove straight at goalkeeper Luke McGee.

Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers watched on but there was no late Salford winner.

Tom Elliott looped a header over before Brandon Thomas-Asante blazed inches too high.

Henderson then somehow managed to scramble wide late on as Salford finished the stronger in an end-to-end finale.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 1Hladky
  • 32Golden
  • 5Eastham
  • 16TurnbullBooked at 18mins
  • 3Touray
  • 4Lowe
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forWilsonat 81′minutes
  • 10HunterBooked at 84mins
  • 40Henderson
  • 9Elliott
  • 37Thomas-Asante

Substitutes

  • 7Armstrong
  • 19Wilson
  • 24Smith
  • 28Denny
  • 31Evans
  • 35Fielding

Forest Green

  • 1McGee
  • 22Godwin-Malife
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 6Kitching
  • 25RichardsonSubstituted forWagstaffat 61′minutes
  • 7Winchester
  • 4SweeneySubstituted forStevensat 68′minutes
  • 11CaddenBooked at 59mins
  • 8Adams
  • 10Collins
  • 14MattSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 89′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bernard
  • 5Stokes
  • 9Stevens
  • 12Allen
  • 19McCoulsky
  • 21Wagstaff
  • 24Thomas

Referee:
Thomas Bramall

Match Stats

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Salford City 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

  2. 90’+4′

    Second Half ends, Salford City 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

  3. 90’+3′

    Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. 90’+3′

    Dangerous play by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

  5. 90’+1′

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Luke McGee.

  6. 90′

    Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. 90′

    Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. 89′

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Jamille Matt.

  9. 87′

    Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. 87′

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Salford City).

  11. 87′

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Nicky Cadden.

  12. 86′

    Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. 86′

    Foul by Ashley Hunter (Salford City).

  14. 84′

    Ashley Hunter (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. 81′

    Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  16. 81′

    Substitution, Salford City. James Wilson replaces Bruno Andrade.

  17. 79′

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Václav Hladky.

  18. 79′

    Attempt blocked. Tylor Golden (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. 78′

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Ebou Adams.

  20. 77′

    Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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