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Nott'm Forest   2 - 2   Preston

Billy Jones scores Preston's late equaliser at Nottingham Forest

Nott'm Forest 2-2 Preston

Billy Jones rescued a dramatic late point for Preston as promotion-pushing Nottingham Forest were held to a draw.

With Forest on the brink of an unlikely late win following Chris Cohen's 92nd-minute goal, Jones rose to head home a Keith Treacy cross in the 96th minute.

Barry Nicholson had earlier headed Preston in front from a Treacy centre.

Liverpool loanee Paul Konchesky equalised on 54 minutes before Cohen briefly put the home side ahead in stoppage time from 35 yards.

Despite Jones's dramatic late intervention, Preston remain five points adrift at the foot of the Championship table and still awaiting their first win under boss Phil Brown.

Yet, after Saturday's encouraging draw with leaders QPR, a point at the City Ground, where Forest had enjoyed four consecutive victories and not lost a regular-season match since September 2009, was another important boost for North End.

Konchesky threatened with an early volley, but Preston served notice of their intentions when Treacy drilled just wide from 25 yards.

It was Treacy who fashioned the breakthrough for Nicholson on 16 minutes, crossing for the midfielder to score with a firm header from 12 yards out.

The home side should have equalised on the half hour, but Paul Anderson volleyed wide from Konchesky's left-wing cross.

Nine minutes after the break, Konchesky took matters into his own hands by drilling home from 12 yards out.

Opportunities remained at a premium until the second minute of stoppage time, when Cohen blasted home a right-footed shot from all of 35 yards.

But four minutes later came Jones's header, earning Preston a potentially vital late point.

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Nott'm Forest 2-2 Preston FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Konchesky 54
  • Cohen 90+2
  • Nicholson 16
  • Jones 90+6

Nott'm Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 03 Konchesky (Lynch 67)
  • 04 Chambers
  • 05 Morgan yellow card
  • 16 Gunter
  • 07 Anderson
  • 08 McGugan yellow card
  • 15 Cohen
  • 18 McKenna yellow card
  • 17 McGoldrick yellow card (Rodney 76)
  • 20 Tudgay (Adebola 60)

Substitutes

  • 21 Smith,
  • 27 Moloney,
  • 33 Lynch,
  • 09 Adebola,
  • 12 McCleary,
  • 43 Rodney

Preston

  • 21 Turner
  • 04 St. Ledger
  • 12 Gray
  • 19 Jones yellow card
  • 29 Cort
  • 07 Coutts (Barton 59)
  • 10 Nicholson yellow card
  • 11 Treacy
  • 24 Ashbee yellow card
  • 18 Ellington (Hayes 87)
  • 27 Johnson (Clarke 58)

Substitutes

  • 01 Lonergan,
  • 02 Morgan,
  • 15 Barton,
  • 17 Parry,
  • 41 Carter,
  • 08 Hayes,
  • 23 Clarke
Ref: DeadmanAtt: 28,310
NOTT'M FOREST
PRESTON

Possession

  • Nott'm Forest 53%
  • Preston 47%

Attempts on target

  • Nott'm Forest 6
  • Preston 4

Attempts off target

  • Nott'm Forest 6
  • Preston 3

Corners

  • Nott'm Forest 6
  • Preston 4

Fouls

  • Nott'm Forest 20
  • Preston 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:59 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+5:48 Keith Treacy provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+5:48 GOAL - Billy JonesNott'm Forest 2 - 2 Preston Billy Jones grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Nottm Forest 2-2 Preston.
  • 90:00+4:00 Sean St. Ledger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Morgan. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 90:00+2:44 Booking Wes Morgan receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:22 Ian Ashbee concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Cohen. Free kick crossed by Chris Cohen,
  • 90:00+1:22 GOAL - Chris CohenNott'm Forest 2 - 1 Preston Goal scored by Chris Cohen to to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-1 Preston.
  • 89:44 A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter, Dele Adebola takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
  • 89:01 Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.
  • 88:39 A cross is delivered by Chris Cohen, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 88:20 Joel Lynch fouled by Keith Treacy, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.
  • 86:28 Foul by Chris Cohen on Nathan Ellington, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 86:28 Substitution Paul Hayes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Ellington.
  • 85:55 Chris Cohen fouled by Barry Nicholson, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Cohen takes the direct free kick.
  • 84:37 Joel Lynch fouled by Keith Treacy, the ref awards a free kick. Joel Lynch takes the direct free kick.
  • 83:02 Chris Cohen delivers the ball, Header by Nialle Rodney from inside the area strikes the post.
  • 82:12 Paul McKenna challenges Keith Treacy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:12 Booking Paul McKenna is shown a yellow card.
  • 80:04 Foul by Nialle Rodney on Iain Turner, free kick awarded. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick.
  • 79:16 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nathan Ellington. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Chambers.
  • 78:29 Keith Treacy fouled by Joel Lynch, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keith Treacy.
  • 77:23 Paul McKenna takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
  • 76:33 Foul by Keith Treacy on Joel Lynch, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.
  • 74:47 Lewis McGugan fouled by Ian Ashbee, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:47 Substitution (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Nialle Rodney coming on for David McGoldrick.
  • 74:47 Booking Ian Ashbee is cautioned.
  • 73:48 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Keith Treacy misses to the left of the target.
  • 71:26 Keith Treacy takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
  • 70:59 Chris Cohen concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Ashbee. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 68:41 Effort from 25 yards by David McGoldrick. Save by Iain Turner.
  • 67:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dele Adebola on Sean St. Ledger. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:15 Wes Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:15 Substitution Joel Lynch replaces Paul Konchesky.
  • 64:59 The referee blows for offside against Nathan Ellington. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.
  • 64:16 Paul Konchesky crosses the ball.
  • 63:07 Corner taken by Keith Treacy, save by Lee Camp.
  • 63:07 Booking Barry Nicholson is shown a yellow card for dissent.
  • 61:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Anderson on Keith Treacy. Free kick crossed right-footed by Billy Jones, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
  • 61:23 Chris Cohen challenges Billy Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
  • 60:28 Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan.
  • 60:22 David McGoldrick crosses the ball, blocked by Leon Cort.
  • 59:42 Substitution Dele Adebola joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcus Tudgay.
  • 57:49 The official flags Nathan Ellington offside. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.
  • 57:49 Substitution Adam Barton is brought on as a substitute for Paul Coutts.
  • 57:49 Substitution Leon Clarke replaces Eddie Johnson.
  • 56:49 Foul by Luke Chambers on Eddie Johnson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 56:49 Booking David McGoldrick shown a yellow card.
  • 55:56 Effort on goal by Lewis McGugan from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 53:41 GOAL - Paul KoncheskyNott'm Forest 1 - 1 Preston Goal scored by Paul Konchesky from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-1 Preston.
  • 51:44 Keith Treacy takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Lewis McGugan.
  • 50:32 Paul Konchesky gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eddie Johnson. Keith Treacy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Paul McKenna.
  • 50:09 The ball is crossed by Lewis McGugan, save by Iain Turner.
  • 46:55 Paul Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 45:20 Outswinging corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Paul McKenna.
  • 45:14 Paul Coutts sends in a cross, clearance made by Chris Gunter.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:19 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 44:49 Wes Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Ellington. Keith Treacy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Paul McKenna makes a clearance.
  • 43:44 Nathan Ellington concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Morgan. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:49 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen, Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Clearance by Billy Jones.
  • 42:32 Centre by Chris Cohen, Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
  • 40:04 Lewis McGugan challenges Billy Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:04 Booking Lewis McGugan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 35:30 The referee gives a free kick against Ian Ashbee for handball. Paul McKenna restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:46 Chris Gunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick.
  • 34:23 Nathan Ellington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Morgan. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 33:43 Unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Marcus Tudgay results in a free kick. Sean St. Ledger takes the free kick.
  • 32:14 Corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 32:07 Wes Morgan produces a cross, blocked by Barry Nicholson.
  • 31:38 Lewis McGugan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.
  • 31:32 Paul Konchesky produces a cross, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 29:20 The ball is swung over by Paul Konchesky, Paul Anderson produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 27:01 A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter.
  • 23:24 Nathan Ellington fouled by Luke Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Treacy shoots direct from the free kick, Paul McKenna gets a block in.
  • 22:34 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Cohen, Iain Turner makes a save.
  • 19:01 The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, save made by Lee Camp.
  • 18:29 Keith Treacy takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Lee Camp makes a save.
  • 18:16 Shot by Billy Jones. Save by Lee Camp.
  • 15:10 The assist for the goal came from Keith Treacy.
  • 15:10 GOAL - Barry NicholsonNott'm Forest 0 - 1 Preston Barry Nicholson scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Nottm Forest 0-1 Preston.
  • 14:00 David McGoldrick takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
  • 13:20 David Gray fouled by David McGoldrick, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 10:53 The ball is delivered by Marcus Tudgay.
  • 10:14 A cross is delivered by Keith Treacy, save by Lee Camp.
  • 9:25 Shot from deep inside the area by Paul McKenna clears the bar.
  • 7:24 Keith Treacy has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
  • 5:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chambers by Eddie Johnson. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:31 Centre by Paul Konchesky, Chris Cohen produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
  • 2:22 Foul by Paul Konchesky on Barry Nicholson, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Keith Treacy from right wing, save by Lee Camp.
  • 1:26 Marcus Tudgay challenges Sean St. Ledger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 0:18 Ian Ashbee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay. Lewis McGugan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 22 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 33 33 64
2 Swansea 33 15 59
3 Cardiff 33 15 58
4 Nott'm Forest 32 16 57
5 Norwich 33 10 56
6 Leeds 33 10 54
7 Leicester 33 0 51
8 Hull 33 5 49
9 Reading 33 12 47
10 Burnley 31 9 47
11 Millwall 33 7 46
12 Watford 32 8 45
13 Ipswich 32 2 42
14 Barnsley 33 -9 42
15 Portsmouth 32 -3 41
16 Coventry 32 -4 39
17 Bristol City 33 -10 38
18 Doncaster 32 -16 38
19 Derby 32 -4 36
20 Middlesbrough 31 -4 36
21 Crystal Palace 33 -21 34
22 Scunthorpe 31 -23 31
23 Sheff Utd 33 -23 29
24 Preston 32 -25 24



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