Kane Wilson rescued a point as Forest Green went 19 League Two games unbeaten after a 1-1 draw away to Sutton United.

It meant Rovers stretched their lead at the top to 11 points after Tranmere’s shock defeat at Walsall.

Kenny Davis put the hosts ahead with a fantastic first-half free-kick.

Matty Stevens was denied a 25th goal of the season by a smart Dean Bouzanis save after the break.

Nicky Cadden did amazingly well to provide the ball for Wilson to fire home the equaliser on the hour.

Sutton almost stole it late on as Joe Kizzi saw his header cleared off the line and Luke McGee produced a great save to keep out Davis.

Forest Green boss Rob Edwards praised his side for battling the conditions to get a draw.

“We’re pleased with a point because it was a really tough game,” reflected the Rovers’ boss.

“There were very difficult conditions, I seem to be saying that a lot recently.

“It was windy, that’s one thing to contend with, and then you’ve got the sun in the first half as well and that’s another thing to contend with.

“The pitch is not conducive to playing football on at the moment, even though it looks great. It’s a little bit of a difficult one to play on.

“After going 1-0 down it’s a good point for us.

“There were no surprises for us with the way they played, that’s what they do and we had to stand up to it.

“Overall I think it was a fair result.

“We played better in the second half and they were a danger on the counter-attack for us.

“But it’s a good point for us and we move on from it.”