Forest Green 0-0 Crewe: Both sides miss chance to go top
Forest Grn vs Crewe
Sky Bet League 2
7:45pm Tuesday 26th November
The New Lawn
Crewe and forest Green equally missed the opportunity to top the Sky Bet League Two table as they fired blanks.
Third-placed Crewe dominated the chunk for the opening five minutes, but it was Rovers in second who generated an opening that was almost decisive .
Dom Bernard’s inaugural encounter saw as he went to shoot inside the box, the darting Jack Aitchison obstructed.
Liam Kitching introduced Chris Porter with a chance to nose the Alex after 25 minutes. Porter deciphered at Joe Wollacott from the edge of the box but saw that the ball fall wide.
Referee Charles Breakspear has dished out nine cards and 68 yellow already this year and he made it 69 of this yellow variety on the cusp of the break, carding Rovers’ lunging defender Kitching.
Deep into first-half stoppage-time Crewe keeper Will Jaaskelainen did well to punch Bernard’s close-range drive away.
After Ryan Wintle’s 55th-minute shot from the edge of the box deflected on the post after Perry Ng carved Rovers open crewe came close to taking the lead.
The Owen Dale of crewe implanted a header wide with a moment to go because the game remained deadlocked.