Forest Green 0-0 Exeter: Grecians miss out on play-offs
Last Updated: 04/05/19 8:00pm
Exeter missed out on the win they needed to make the Sky Bet League Two play-offs after being held to a 0-0 draw at Forest Green.
With Rovers already assured of a place in the play-offs, it was Exeter who threatened first.
Ryan Bowman skipped beyond Udoka Godwin-Malife, but Lee Holmes then fluffed his opportunity.
Bowman should have opened the scoring a minute later when Forest Green goalkeeper James Montgomery gift-wrapped a chance by scuffing the ball to the Exeter striker but he fired wide of an open goal.
League Two play-off schedule
|Thursday 9 May||19:45||1st Leg||Newport vs Mansfield|
|Friday 10 May||19:45||1st Leg||Tranmere vs Forest Green|
|Sunday 12 May||18:00||2nd Leg||Mansfield vs Newport|
|Monday 13 May||19:45||2nd Leg||Forest Green vs Tranmere|
Rovers were on the ropes as four minutes later Bowman planted a header on to the post from an inviting Lee Martin cross.
Martin was proving a dangerous outlet and his arching cross saw Hiram Boateng hook wide on the stroke of half-time.
Exeter turned the screw in the second half but could not find the goal they needed in six minutes of added time.
The Grecians finish the season in ninth and a point outside the play-offs. The draw saw Forest Green finish fifth to set up a play-off semi-final first leg at home to Tranmere.