Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten run to nine matches but were denied victory as Bolton fought back from a goal behind to gain a point.

Forest, who thrashed Premier League side West Ham 5-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday, led through Jamie Paterson's calm finish after Greg Halford's pass.

But Matt Mills pulled Bolton level with 15 minutes remaining, heading in from Andre Moritz's free-kick.

Forest almost snatched a dramatic winner, but Halford hit the post.

Another Forest draw

Nottingham Forest's draw was their 11th in the Championship this season, more than any other team in the division.

And Bolton goalkeeper Andy Lonergan produced an excellent one-handed save to block Andy Reid's powerful follow-up as Billy Davies's side missed the chance to claim their fourth win in five games.

They remain fifth in the Championship, though they are now nine points behind second-placed Burnley.

Bolton, who took only five points from their opening 10 matches of the season, will be happy with the draw, a result that leaves them 18th and seven points above the bottom three.

Wanderers had the first opportunity when Mark Davies forced Karl Darlow to make a low save in a first half that contained few goalscoring chances.

But Forest opened the scoring within two minutes of the restart when Paterson collected a fine pass from Halford and delicately slotted the ball past Lonergan for his fourth goal in two matches.

Despite not being fluent in attack, the Trotters claimed an equaliser which their hard work deserved.

After winning a free-kick on the edge of the box, Moritz's outswinging cross was helped on past Darlow by Mills.

Both sides had late chances to win it, with Forest coming the closest when Halford fired against the post after a beautifully weighted pass from Henri Lansbury. The ball fall to Reid, whose low shot was superbly saved.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"I wasn't happy because we created enough opportunities in the first half to take the lead.

"In the second half we made a very good Nottingham Forest side look ragged towards the end of the game.

"That's a great credit to our players."

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"It was a frantic game of football that could have gone either way.

"Defensively we were excellent and the only thing that we are lacking is that clinical finishing up front."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Bolton Wanderers

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 05 Ream
  • 06 Spearing
  • 04 Mills Booked
  • 12 Knight
  • 18 Danns
  • 16 Davies
  • 10 Beckford (Moritz - 30' )
  • 09 Ngog Booked
  • 27 Lee

Substitutes

  • 07 Eagles
  • 14 Moritz
  • 21 Pratley
  • 33 White
  • 36 Bolger
  • 37 Lee-Barrett
  • 44 Kamara

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 18 Jara (Henderson - 77' Booked )
  • 03 Harding
  • 11 Reid Booked
  • 16 Lascelles
  • 25 Hobbs (Collins - 59' )
  • 21 Paterson
  • 06 Moussi
  • 15 Halford Booked
  • 10 Lansbury Booked
  • 39 Abdoun (Cox - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Collins
  • 09 Henderson
  • 12 Mackie
  • 24 Vaughan
  • 27 Derbyshire
  • 29 de Vries
  • 31 Cox
Ref: Michael Naylor
Att: 17,046

Match Stats

Shots

17 13

On target

8 4

Corners

6 3

Fouls

14 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +6:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +5:43

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but André Moritz is caught offside.

90:00 +4:50 Booking

Booking Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +4:36

Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

90:00 +4:36

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:37

Hand ball by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

90:00 +2:21

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

90:00 +2:20

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Darius Henderson with a headed pass.

90:00 +1:48

Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:48

Foul by André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers).

90:00 +0:24

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:24

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

89:24

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

89:22

Attempt saved. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Baptiste.

88:45

Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

88:45

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:51

Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:51

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

84:51

Attempt saved. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

84:49

Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

84:48

Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

81:12

Attempt missed. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

79:52

Attempt missed. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

78:06

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:06

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

76:42 Booking

Booking Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:34

Foul by Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest).

76:34

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson replaces Gonzalo Jara.

75:48

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:48

Foul by David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers).

74:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by André Moritz with a cross following a set piece situation.

73:56

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

73:56

David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:42

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

72:42

David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:57 Booking

Booking Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:48

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

71:48

Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:07

Attempt saved. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

70:31

Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

70:31

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:38

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Reid.

64:17

Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:17

Foul by André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers).

63:29 Booking

Booking David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

63:15

Hand ball by David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers).

61:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

60:21

Delay in match Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

58:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Danny Collins replaces Jack Hobbs because of an injury.

58:18

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

57:41

Delay in match Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

56:14

Attempt missed. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

55:15

Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

55:15

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:48

Attempt missed. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Henri Lansbury with a cross following a corner.

54:25

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Zat Knight.

54:14

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

53:23

Delay in match Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

53:07 Booking

Booking Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:00

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:00

Foul by Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers).

52:40

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

50:37

Delay in match André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

49:17

Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:17

Foul by Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers).

48:32

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

48:09

Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

48:09

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Nottingham Forest 1. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Simon Cox.

45:48

Attempt missed. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox replaces Djamel Abdoun.

45:00 +3:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

45:00 +1:59

Attempt saved. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Tim Ream with a cross.

45:00 +0:50

Attempt saved. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:00

Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:00

Foul by Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers).

42:07

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Daniel Harding tries a through ball, but Jamie Paterson is caught offside.

41:16

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:16

Foul by David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers).

36:53

Attempt missed. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

35:35

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:35

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

34:43 Booking

Booking Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:37

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

34:37

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:06

Attempt missed. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Djamel Abdoun with a cross.

32:29

Hand ball by Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest).

32:05

Attempt blocked. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

31:08

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

30:40

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

30:36

Attempt blocked. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Baptiste with a cross.

29:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz replaces Jermaine Beckford because of an injury.

29:36

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

27:10

Delay in match Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

26:48

Attempt missed. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Davies.

23:35

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

23:35

Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:40

Attempt saved. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Davies.

19:31

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

19:31

Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:25

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

17:04

Attempt missed. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara.

15:26

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

15:26

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:32

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Jack Hobbs tries a through ball, but Djamel Abdoun is caught offside.

13:06

Attempt saved. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross.

12:24

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

11:55

Attempt saved. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:26

Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

11:26

Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:07

Attempt saved. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Reid.

9:12

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

9:12

Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:48

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

6:45

Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Ream.

5:22

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by David Ngog.

5:16

Attempt saved. Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tim Ream.

4:23

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:23

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

3:30

Attempt missed. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

1:12

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

1:12

Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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