Forest Green Rovers 2 St. Albans City 2

Last updated : 11 November 2006 By Footymad Previewer
Forest Green Rovers and St Albans City fought out a 2-2 draw at the New Lawn that did neither side any favours in their efforts to beat the drop.

Both sides are still deep in trouble at the wrong end of the Conference table, although Rovers are at least showing signs of improvement under new boss Jimmy Harvey.

The visitors almost took the lead after 26 minutes as Shaun Batt rattled the woodwork from just outside the area, but City did hit the front three minutes before the interval.

Ben Walshe was on hand to guide Matt Hann's cross from the left past Steve Williams in the home goal.

However, the lead lasted less than two minutes before Hann conceded a free-kick and when Charlie Griffin's set-piece was only half-cleared, Simon Clist fired his shot beyond Ricky Perks from 20 yards.

On the hour Rovers found themselves in front, as Allan Russell - one of four players told he could leave the club earlier in the week - beat Perks with a shot from 15 yards.

However, this time it was the home side who failed to protect their advantage and Elliott Benyon latched on to a Walshe pass to make it 2-2 midway through the second half.

Both sides had chances to snatch a winner late on, but the game ended all-square after an entertaining 90 minutes.