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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gilks
  • 2McMahon
  • 3Robinson
  • 31Martínez CerveraSubstituted 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by David Goodwillie (Blackpool).

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest).

  11. Post update

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

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Andrew Keogh (Blackpool).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Simon Cox.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester30214554302467
2Burnley291511345242156
3QPR28168436201656
4Derby29157757401752
5Nottm Forest291312447301751
6Reading30138947351247
7Ipswich30111184334944
8Brighton29111083125643
9Blackburn30111093735243
10Leeds29126114338542
11Wigan28117103028240
12Middlesbrough3091294135639
13Huddersfield29107123838037
14Watford2881194237535
15Bournemouth2998123649-1335
16Blackpool30810122842-1434
17Sheff Wed2871293634233
18Birmingham2989123637-133
19Bolton29611123447-1329
20Doncaster3078152645-1929
21Millwall2968152957-2826
22Charlton2859142338-1524
23Barnsley28410142747-2022
24Yeovil2855182546-2120
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