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Nottingham Forest 0-0 Doncaster Rovers

Karl Darlow

Nottingham Forest's poor run of form continued as they were held to a goalless draw by struggling Doncaster.

The visitors were frustrated by home goalkeeper Karl Darlow, who blocked shots from Ritchie Wellens, James Coppinger and Mark Duffy.

Forest's best chances came late on when Radoslaw Majewski's powerful 25-yard shot was saved by Sam Johnstone, before substitute Matt Derbyshire headed over.

Billy Davies's side have now failed to win in seven games in all competitions.

Forest remain in the Championship play-off places, but drop to sixth having taken just two league points from their last six fixtures.

Davies was able to take his place on the touchline after serving two games of a five-match ban as he has appealed against the rest of the punishment.

However, he would have been unhappy as Doncaster, who remain 20th, created numerous opportunities to open the scoring.

But they were repeatedly frustrated by Darlow to keep the scores level.

Yet Majewski nearly won it for the hosts late on as his spectacular volley produced a fine save from Johnstone, before substitute Derbyshire should have hit the target with his header.

Nottingham Forest assistant manager David Kelly:

"We are frustrated with the result. In the first 20 minutes we were on top, we created some good chances and we were disappointed not to have got the three points.

"But the good thing about the Championship is that we have a fantastic game coming up next weekend at Derby."

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov:

"We are delighted to take a point and a clean sheet, but part of me is slightly disappointed not to take the win.

"They are a top team in this division, but some of the football we played was fantastic. We created numerous chances."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 15HalfordSubstituted forDerbyshireat 73'minutes
  • 13FoxBooked at 29mins
  • 14Greening
  • 16Lascelles
  • 5Collins
  • 21Paterson
  • 18Jara
  • 31CoxSubstituted forHendersonat 66'minutes
  • 28Majewski
  • 11ReidSubstituted forMackieat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Moussi
  • 9Henderson
  • 12Mackie
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 29de Vries
  • 32Gomis
  • 39Abdoun

Doncaster

  • 33JohnstoneBooked at 90mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 3Husband
  • 18Keegan
  • 2Quinn
  • 20Méité
  • 11Cotterill
  • 19Wellens
  • 9BrownBooked at 69mins
  • 10Sharp
  • 7DuffyBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 4Furman
  • 12McCullough
  • 13Maxted
  • 21De Val
  • 22Robinson
  • 31Stevens
  • 34Bowery
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
27,402

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Booking

Sam Johnstone (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by James Husband.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.

Attempt saved. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Attempt missed. David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Billy Sharp.

Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Greening.

Booking

Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by James Husband.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

Attempt saved. James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Sharp.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Sam Johnstone tries a through ball, but Billy Sharp is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest).

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Greg Halford.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by James Coppinger.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Mark Duffy.

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Husband.

Booking

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

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

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

Attempt blocked. Billy Sharp (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Cotterill.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson replaces Simon Cox.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Mackie tries a through ball, but Greg Halford is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Mackie replaces Andy Reid.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by James Coppinger.

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As It Stood

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1Leicester3525553580
2Burnley36201332873
3Derby3618991763
4QPR3518981563
5Wigan34177101458
6Nottm Forest36141571457
7Reading361511101556
8Brighton35151191156
9Ipswich36131211451
10Blackburn35131012-149
11Watford351212111148
12Bournemouth35121013-746
13Middlesbrough36101511645
14Leeds3512815-344
15Huddersfield3612816-344
16Sheff Wed35101213142
17Bolton3691314-640
18Blackpool3691116-2138
19Birmingham3691017-837
20Doncaster3691017-2237
21Millwall3671118-3032
22Charlton3261115-1729
23Yeovil357820-2229
24Barnsley3561118-3129
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