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Blackpool 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Andy Keogh

Andy Keogh scored a late equaliser for Blackpool to dent Nottingham Forest's promotion bid from the Championship.

Jamaal Lascelles put the visitors in front on the stroke of half-time, poking home from close range.

Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow was called into action in the second half when he pushed away Keogh's shot.

The visitors could have doubled their lead but Simon Cox was unable to reach Jamie Mackie's cross before Keogh headed in to earn his side a point.

Blackpool have now taken just three points from the last 39 available and have not won in 13 games in all competitions.

Promotion-chasing Forest will see the result as two points lost, despite extending their unbeaten run to 15 games.

They could have opened the scoring in the first 10 minutes when Andy Reid's free-kick was met by Greg Halford, who was superbly denied by goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

David Perkins broke in behind Forest, latching on to a Tony McMahon chip, and fired the ball across the box but no Blackpool player had anticipated the cross.

The visitors went ahead just before the interval as Lascelles struck home following Reid's free-kick.

On-loan Millwall striker Keogh could have grabbed an equaliser early in the second period but was unable to find a way past Darlow and Cox narrowly missed Mackie's ball into the box for Forest.

Caretaker manager Barry Ferguson sent on David Goodwillie, who nearly made an immediate impact after heading wide, but the home side levelled with four minutes remaining, as Keogh nodded in Jack Robinson's cross.

Interim Blackpool boss Barry Ferguson:

"I've got to be positive from the sidelines. We just needed that break but the goal was a really good goal. Great cross in and Andy Keogh was in the right place with the header.

"I wouldn't be sat here if I didn't believe a win was coming. I believe with the group of players now that the chairman has let me bring in that it's not far away.

"I've had a full week with a full squad and it's given me time to put into practice what style and what formation I want to play."

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"Conditions played a huge part on the way the game was played. Very windy, very wet, the pitch was bobbly and soggy.

"I think it was very much a case of long ball rather than football. I've came to this club with very strong teams and picked up nothing.

"I think they're in the wrong position with the teamsheets that they can put out and the players they've got I think they're in the wrong position. This we could look back on and realise that this is a very valuable point.

"I can organise a team. I can change the tactics and I can change the structure but the one thing we've got to do is recognise what is required going into the last few minutes of games."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 2McMahon
  • 3Robinson
  • 31MartínezSubstituted forGrandinat 66'minutes
  • 6Broadfoot
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 33Dobbie
  • 4Perkins
  • 24Keogh
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forGoodwillieat 66'minutes
  • 15HarounSubstituted forHallidayat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Tyson
  • 8Chopra
  • 14Halliday
  • 17Basham
  • 20Cathcart
  • 25Goodwillie
  • 39Grandin

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 15Halford
  • 13Fox
  • 18Jara
  • 16Lascelles
  • 25Hobbs
  • 12MackieSubstituted forPatersonat 64'minutes
  • 6Moussi
  • 19DjebbourSubstituted forHendersonat 64'minutes
  • 31CoxSubstituted forDerbyshireat 81'minutes
  • 11Reid

Substitutes

  • 3Harding
  • 5Collins
  • 9Henderson
  • 21Paterson
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 28Majewski
  • 29de Vries
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
15,105

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. David Perkins (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Goodwillie (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Keogh.

Foul by Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest).

David Goodwillie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Robinson with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

Hand ball by Andrew Keogh (Blackpool).

Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Simon Cox.

Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony McMahon.

Foul by Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest).

David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Blackpool. Jack Robinson tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.

Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony McMahon.

Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony McMahon with a cross.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Andy Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Andrew Halliday replaces Faris Haroun.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Elliot Grandin replaces Ángel.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. David Goodwillie replaces Steve Davies.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3021452467
2Burnley29151132156
3QPR2816841656
4Derby2915771752
5Nottm Forest29131241751
6Reading3013891247
7Ipswich3011118944
8Brighton2911108643
9Blackburn3011109243
10Leeds2912611542
11Wigan2811710240
12Middlesbrough309129639
13Huddersfield2910712037
14Watford288119535
15Bournemouth299812-1335
16Blackpool3081012-1434
17Sheff Wed287129233
18Birmingham298912-133
19Bolton2961112-1329
20Doncaster307815-1929
21Millwall296815-2826
22Charlton285914-1524
23Barnsley2841014-2022
24Yeovil285518-2120
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