Match ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Bournemouth 1.
Nottingham Forest 2-1 Bournemouth
Dougie Freedman's unbeaten start as Nottingham Forest manager stretched to five matches as they came from behind to beat promotion-chasing Bournemouth.
Andrew Surman fired Bournemouth into a third-minute lead from 25 yards as they looked to avoid a second successive defeat.
But Jamaal Lascelles shot through a crowded box to level before Henri Lansbury's free-kick sealed the win.
The Cherries are four points off the Championship's top two in fourth.
Eddie Howe's men had previously gone four league matches unbeaten to raise hopes of automatic Premier League promotion but back-to-back defeats have dented their bid.
Forest on the other hand have now won four in five matches since Freedman replaced Stuart Pearce and have moved to within 12 points of the top six.
Surman's delicious curled opener after three minutes was the least Bournemouth deserved in the opening exchanges as they pressured the home goal.
Forest held firm though and levelled as Lascelles sent a shot from the edge of the area through a crowded box for his first goal since April.
The hosts took the lead on the stroke of half-time as skipper Lansbury converted a free-kick from 20 yards.
After the break Lascelles had a header cleared off the line and Lansbury curled another free-kick just over as Forest deservedly secured maximum points.
Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman: "It was a disciplined performance. We stuck to the game plan and it was a victory for determination and team spirit.
"I was delighted to see the boys bounce back after going behind. The start was tough for us, but I had no doubt in my mind that my players would come back."
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: "With the way we started the game, I am baffled as to how we lost.
"I was very pleased with the opening period and for long spells we were good. However, our decision making towards the end was poor and we became desperate at the end."
- 2LichajBooked at 33mins
- 27BurkeSubstituted forMancienneat 68'minutes
- 18AntonioSubstituted forVeldwijkat 90'minutes
- 23BlackstockSubstituted forFryattat 73'minutes
- 29de Vries
- 3S Cook
- 15A SmithSubstituted forDanielsat 66'minutes
- 16MacDonaldSubstituted forRantieat 77'minutes
- 20FraserSubstituted forPughat 66'minutes
- 13C Wilson
- Nigel Miller
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Bournemouth 1.
Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Matty Fryatt (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary Gardner.
Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lars Veldwijk (Nottingham Forest).
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.
Attempt blocked. Lars Veldwijk (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.
Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Lars Veldwijk replaces Michail Antonio.
Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Daniels with a cross.
Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Shaun MacDonald.
Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matty Fryatt replaces Dexter Blackstock.
Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).
Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Francis with a cross.
Attempt saved. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Michael Mancienne replaces Chris Burke because of an injury.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.