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Forest Green 1 Macclesfield Town 1 - full time

By PeteOrchard  |  Posted: December 08, 2012

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FOREST GREEN ROVERS 1 MACCLESFIELD TOWN 1

CHRIS Stokes struck late in the day to earn Forest Green a point against potential Blue Square Bet Premier play-off rivals.

Steve King's men led at the break thanks to Waide Fairhurst's 24th minute bolt from the blue, but swelling Rovers pressure was rewarded by Stokes in the week he signed a new contract.

Opposing left-back Craig Braham-Barrett was the provider of the opening goal, swinging over a deep cross which evaded the central defenders and landed invitingly for Fairhurst to drill home through a crowd.

It was 1-1 when Steve Brogan whipped in a virtually undefendable cross to the far post, where onrushing full-back Stokes was on hand to ram home.

Great work by Yan Klukowski almost carved out a winner for substitute Reece Styche, but his shot on the turn was turned away by Cronin.

See Monday's Citizen for Peter Orchard's match overview, match reaction and pictures.

Forest Green: Russell; Turley, Racine, Oshodi, Stokes; Brogan, Bangura, Klukowski; Koroma (Vieira 71), Taylor (Styche 60), Norwood (Jarvis 77); Subs not used: Hodgkiss, Green.

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