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Salford City extended their unbeaten run to five games despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home against leaders Forest Green Rovers.

Matt Smith scored his second goal in two home games to give the Ammies the lead early in the game, planting a header past Luke McGee in the Rovers net.

The visitors then levelled shortly after the break when top scorer Matty Stevens finished off Kane Wilson’s cross from close range.

Both sides had ample opportunity to win the game, Smith going close to a second and Luke Bolton firing wide on his home debut. Tom King then had to keep out Jamille Matt and Nicky Cadden as the sides shared the points.

Taking charge of his 50th game, Gary Bowyer was happy with the start Salford made but felt the home side could’ve taken more from the game.

“I thought we made a fabulous start, a great ball in from Jason Lowe who’s been terrific ever since we moved him to right back and he’ll get a lot more with crosses like that.

“Smithy’s been brilliant ever since he’s been in the building and it’s up to us to provide more of those opportunities for him. We didn’t do enough of that today but the one we did was brilliantly headed in.

“But I thought from then we didn’t test the goalkeeper enough, we didn’t impose ourselves on the game enough but stayed in it, competed. Disappointed with the second goal, their goal, it looked offside but we should have still cut out the cross. 

“The dressing room’s disappointed that we’ve drawn at home to the league leaders.”

Next for Salford is a trip to Devon to face Exeter City.

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