Forest Green Rovers 0 Kidderminster Harriers 0

Last updated : 04 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer

Lee Thompson's missed penalty spared Forest Green's blushes as they snatched a vital point at home to Kidderminster in today's Conference battle.

Relegation-threatened Green are three places away from the drop zone after their sixth home draw of the season, but if Thompson had scored from the spot it would have been unlikely that the home side would have fought back.

As early as the eighth minute Thompson fired wide for the visitors before Johnny Harkness missed a target from distance.

Five minutes later Thompson had another good opportunity, with a one-on-one with Green keeper Ryan Clarke, but failed to test the keeper.

Harkness nearly got in on the scoring in the 25th minute but he blazed over before the home side finally had their first chance of the match. The impressive Guy Madjo forced the Kidderminster keeper John Danby to make a smart stop before Abdou Sall fired wide from the edge of the penalty area.

Green were having the better of the play, and Zema Abbey shot wide four minutes before the interval.

The striker also headed over three minutes after the re-star, but neither side seemed to be able to break the deadlock.

But back came Kidderminster and in the 53rd minute Simon Russell produced an acrobatic block from Clarke in the Green goal.

Thompson fired wide in the 57th minute and then also missed what proved to be a crucial penalty as Green clung on to the points.

Madjo fired over as Green had a good five-minute spell before Paul Wanless should have done better with a close-range effort.

In the 77th minute Kidderminster's Gareth Sheldon saw a shot saved before Green pressured in the final 10 minutes and had two great chances through Alex Meechan and Barry McConnell to snatch victory.