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Nottingham Forest (0) 1 - 1 (0) Ipswich Town

Sky Bet Championship 2015-16

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Referee: Paul Tierney

Manager: Dougie Freedman

City Ground 15:00

Attendance: 19,616

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Match Number: 3625


 Liam Trotter (90)
 Jonathan Parr (74)


Jonny WilliamsJorge Grant (66)
Jamie WardDexter Blackstock (78)
Jack HobbsChris OGrady (81)


 Cole Skuse (30)
 Tommy Smith (43)
 Jonathan Parr (49)
 Christophe Berra (58)



Dorus deVries

Eric Lichaj

Jack Hobbs

Kelvin Wilson

Daniel Pinillos

Jonny Williams

Liam Trotter

David Vaughan

Jamie Ward

Castro Oliveira

Mendes daGraca



Dimitar Evtimov

Dexter Blackstock

Alex Iacovitti

Oliver Burke

Chris OGrady

Tyler Walker

Jorge Grant

Match Report

Forest 1 Ipswich 1

Liam Trotter's debut goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time earned Nottingham Forest a hard-fought draw against Ipswich at the City Ground.

The midfielder, who signed on loan on Saturday morning from Bolton, was on hand to tap the ball into the net after Jorge Grant's shot was blocked.

Jonathan Parr's half-volley had given Ipswich the lead in the second half.

A first-half substitute, Parr found the top right-hand corner after collecting Eric Lichaj's attempted clearance.

In a dominant first-half display the hosts were guilty of missing a number of golden opportunities, as Ryan Mendes failed to find the target more than once.

Just before half-time Ipswich goalkeeper Dean Gerken made a brilliant double save, first palming away a drive from Trotter that looked destined for the far corner before jumping up to deny Jamie Ward.

Although the visitors found themselves under constant pressure from Forest in the second half, they opened the scoring when defender Parr netted for just the third time in his Ipswich career.

With the Tractor Boys heading for their first victory in six league matches, Trotter pounced after Piotr Malarczyk had cleared the ball off the line.

The result leaves Forest without a victory in six league games.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman:

"It was a performance of a very, very high standard. We should have been 3-0 up at least by half-time. It was a good performance, which did not get us the right result - which is a common theme at the minute.

"In the last 10 or 15 minutes the spirit was there for us still and we at least got a point out of it. We kept on going and I was happy with the spirit, happy with the performance and, from that, I believe the results will come.

"It is not relief. I am pleased with the way we passed the ball, with the way we controlled the game and created four or five very good opportunities, but I am disappointed we have not won the game."

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"I can't believe I am standing here with only one point instead of three. It sums up how tough it is proving to be for us just at the moment.

"There is nothing wrong with our team spirit or camaraderie. The answer, the solution, lies where it always does in these circumstances.

"We will study what happened and why, then get out on the training pitch and sort things out. I am not downhearted, I am just disappointed."

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