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Nott'm Forest   0 - 0   Doncaster

Highlights - Nottm Forest 0-0 Doncaster

Nottm Forest 0-0 Doncaster

Nottingham Forest's automatic promotion hopes were dealt a blow after they were held to a goalless draw by Doncaster.

Midfielder Chris Cohen was unlucky not to break the deadlock when his swerving drive was blocked by Shelton Martis.

Rovers' goalkeeper Gary Woods parried a stinging shot from Radoslaw Majewski as Forest pushed for an opener.

Woods produced a brilliant save to keep Robert Earnshaw's sweetly struck volley out and resolute Rovers ensured Forest suffered a sixth game without a win.

With results elsewhere in the Championship going in their favour, Forest did not lose ground on their play-off rivals but Billy Davies' side have lost the momentum which took them to second place in the Championship only three weeks ago.

Doncaster, meanwhile, sit comfortably in mid-table - and 10 points off the relegation zone.

The visitors started on the front foot at the City Ground, with James Hayter's confident midfield play creating numerous early chances.

After 12 minutes, Franck Moussa tried his luck with a shot from distance that whizzed over the crossbar.

Mark Wilson then showed great technique as he blasted a left-footed shot towards goal but the ball failed to dip in time and sailed over the bar.

During a spell of sustained pressure from the home team, Cohen was unlucky not to break the deadlock after his shot struck Martis and captain Paul McKenna should have done better from outside the box but his shot bobbled wide.

Majewski's drive prompted evasive action from Woods as Forest continued to push for a breakthrough.

Luke Chambers then drew a strong block from George Friend as Forest began to grow in confidence with the hour-mark approaching.

But when winger Gareth McCleary had best chance of the afternoon he lingered in possession after receiving the ball in the box and ended up clipping his shot wastefully straight at Friend.

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Nott'm Forest 0-0 Doncaster FT
(HT 0-0)

      Nott'm Forest

      • 01 Camp
      • 03 Konchesky
      • 04 Chambers
      • 05 Morgan yellow card
      • 16 Gunter
      • 15 Cohen
      • 18 McKenna
      • 28 Majewski (Boyd 61)
      • 10 Earnshaw (Tyson 46)
      • 12 McCleary
      • 20 Tudgay (McGugan 69)

      Substitutes

      • 38 Darlow,
      • 29 Bennett,
      • 07 Anderson,
      • 08 McGugan,
      • 09 Adebola,
      • 11 Tyson,
      • 22 Boyd

      Doncaster

      • 33 Woods
      • 03 Friend
      • 04 Martis (Kilgallon 55)
      • 20 Mills
      • 21 Hird (Dumbuya 77)
      • 08 Stock
      • 14 Moussa
      • 15 Wilson (Mason 63)
      • 18 Gillett
      • 26 Coppinger
      • 12 Hayter yellow card

      Substitutes

      • 31 Bradshaw,
      • 24 Dumbuya,
      • 25 Guedes,
      • 27 Kilgallon,
      • 17 Mason,
      • 22 Shiels,
      • 19 Euell
      Ref: StroudAtt: 25,442
      NOTT'M FOREST
      DONCASTER

      Possession

      • Nott'm Forest 57%
      • Doncaster 43%

      Attempts on target

      • Nott'm Forest 6
      • Doncaster 0

      Attempts off target

      • Nott'm Forest 2
      • Doncaster 7

      Corners

      • Nott'm Forest 5
      • Doncaster 2

      Fouls

      • Nott'm Forest 13
      • Doncaster 11
      • Final Result
      • 90:00+4:32 The referee signals the end of the game.
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:52 Shot by Lewis McGugan (Nottm Forest) drilled left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 90:00+2:01 Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) on James Coppinger (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
      • 89:41 Attacking throw-in by Lewis McGugan (Nottm Forest).
      • 89:15 Cross by Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest), save (caught) by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 89:04 Booking James Hayter (Doncaster) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 88:42 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 87:56 Cross by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest), save (punched) by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 87:42 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 87:22 Defending throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 86:47 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 85:38 Defending throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
      • 84:52 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
      • 84:25 Goal kick taken long by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 83:45 Shot by Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest) drilled right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by George Friend (Doncaster). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) to far post, clearance by George Friend (Doncaster).
      • 83:20 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 82:44 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster) to far post, resulting in open play.
      • 82:16 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
      • 81:47 Defending throw-in by Joseph Mills (Doncaster).
      • 80:51 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 80:24 Foul by Wes Morgan (Nottm Forest) on James Coppinger (Doncaster). Free kick crossed left-footed by Joseph Mills (Doncaster) from right wing, resulting in ball out of play.
      • 80:24 Booking Wes Morgan (Nottm Forest) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 79:26 Defending throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
      • 79:05 Defending throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 77:30 Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 77:14 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
      • 76:27 Cross by Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest), clearance by George Friend (Doncaster). Foul by Lewis McGugan (Nottm Forest) on Simon Gillett (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Woods (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 76:27 Substitution Doncaster substitution: Sam Hird replaced by Mustapha Dumbuya (tactical).
      • 75:01 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan (Nottm Forest) to far post, clearance by George Friend (Doncaster).
      • 74:56 Cross by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest), clearance by Sam Hird (Doncaster).
      • 74:24 Cross by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest), resulting in open play.
      • 73:34 Cross by James Coppinger (Doncaster), save (caught) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 72:19 Shot by Ryan Mason (Doncaster) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 70:37 Foul by Nathan Tyson (Nottm Forest) on Sam Hird (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Hird (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by Sam Hird (Doncaster).
      • 69:11 Defending throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 68:50 Substitution Nottm Forest substitution: Marcus Tudgay replaced by Lewis McGugan (tactical).
      • 68:00 Shot by Ryan Mason (Doncaster) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 67:23 Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Doncaster).
      • 66:27 Cross by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 64:38 Foul by Kris Boyd (Nottm Forest) on Brian Stock (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Simon Gillett (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
      • 63:35 Foul by Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest) on Joseph Mills (Doncaster). Free kick taken left-footed by Joseph Mills (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
      • 63:08 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 62:17 Substitution Doncaster substitution: Mark Wilson replaced by Ryan Mason (injury).
      • 62:06 Cross by Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest), save (caught) by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 60:09 James Hayter (Doncaster) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 60:09 Substitution Nottm Forest substitution: Radoslaw Majewski replaced by Kris Boyd (tactical).
      • 58:42 Foul by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest) on Brian Stock (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Woods (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 57:48 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) to far post, clearance by George Friend (Doncaster).
      • 57:38 Shot by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by George Friend (Doncaster).
      • 56:56 Defending throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 56:01 Foul by Brian Stock (Doncaster) on Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Wes Morgan (Nottm Forest) from right wing, passed.
      • 55:31 Defending throw-in by Joseph Mills (Doncaster).
      • 55:21 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 54:13 Defending throw-in by Sam Hird (Doncaster). Foul by Sam Hird (Doncaster) on Marcus Tudgay (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken left-footed by Paul Konchesky (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 54:13 Substitution Doncaster substitution: Shelton Martis replaced by Matthew Kilgallon (injury).
      • 52:43 Foul by Paul McKenna (Nottm Forest) on Brian Stock (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from right channel, passed.
      • 52:10 Cross by Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest), clearance by Sam Hird (Doncaster).
      • 51:53 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 50:58 Goal kick taken long by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 50:37 Cross by Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest), clearance by Shelton Martis (Doncaster).
      • 50:23 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Paul McKenna (Nottm Forest).
      • 50:09 Attacking throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Nottm Forest).
      • 49:49 Attacking throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Nottm Forest).
      • 49:02 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) to near post, clearance by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest).
      • 48:16 Cross by Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest), clearance by Joseph Mills (Doncaster).
      • 47:07 Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) on Joseph Mills (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Woods (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 45:52 Shot by James Hayter (Doncaster) drilled left-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 45:07 Defending throw-in by Sam Hird (Doncaster).
      • 45:01 The second half begins.
      • 45:01 Substitution Nottm Forest substitution: Robert Earnshaw replaced by Nathan Tyson (injury).
      • 45:00+1:14 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+0:15 Attacking throw-in by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest).
      • 42:34 Shot by Robert Earnshaw (Nottm Forest) volleyed left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), fantastic save (parried) by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 42:10 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 41:38 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 40:54 Goal kick taken long by Gary Woods (Doncaster). Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Doncaster).
      • 40:31 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 39:01 Shot by Marcus Tudgay (Nottm Forest) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 37:14 Foul by Robert Earnshaw (Nottm Forest) on Brian Stock (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Woods (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play. Cross by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Sam Hird (Doncaster).
      • 36:00 Attacking throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Nottm Forest).
      • 35:22 Foul by Simon Gillett (Doncaster) on Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken left-footed by Paul Konchesky (Nottm Forest) from left channel, passed.
      • 33:55 Attacking throw-in by Sam Hird (Doncaster).
      • 33:34 Shot by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (parried) by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 33:02 Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Nottm Forest) on George Friend (Doncaster). Free kick taken left-footed by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
      • 30:57 Foul by Wes Morgan (Nottm Forest) on James Hayter (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster) from left channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 29:52 Robert Earnshaw (Nottm Forest) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by George Friend (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
      • 28:43 Shot by Paul McKenna (Nottm Forest) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 27:25 Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Nottm Forest) on Brian Stock (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Woods (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 27:19 Cross by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest), blocked by Shelton Martis (Doncaster).
      • 26:43 Shot by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) drilled left-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Shelton Martis (Doncaster).
      • 26:11 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 25:03 Foul by Sam Hird (Doncaster) on Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest). Free kick crossed right-footed by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest) from left wing, resulting in open play. Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Woods (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 24:24 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 21:31 Marcus Tudgay (Nottm Forest) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Woods (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 20:56 Foul by Shelton Martis (Doncaster) on Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest) from left channel, resulting in open play.
      • 20:32 Defending throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 19:53 Shot by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) drilled left-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 18:12 Foul by Shelton Martis (Doncaster) on Robert Earnshaw (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) from right channel, resulting in open play.
      • 17:05 Cross by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Sam Hird (Doncaster).
      • 16:27 Shot by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) drilled left-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 15:58 Foul by Franck Moussa (Doncaster) on Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Chambers (Nottm Forest) from own half, passed.
      • 15:38 Defending throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Nottm Forest).
      • 15:19 Attacking throw-in by Sam Hird (Doncaster).
      • 13:56 Cross by Paul Konchesky (Nottm Forest), comfortable save (caught) by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 12:33 Foul by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) on Paul McKenna (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul McKenna (Nottm Forest) from own half, passed.
      • 11:43 Shot by Franck Moussa (Doncaster) volleyed right-footed from left channel (35 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
      • 9:30 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 9:02 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) to near post, clearance by George Friend (Doncaster).
      • 8:28 Foul by Joseph Mills (Doncaster) on Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest). Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) from right wing, clearance by Brian Stock (Doncaster).
      • 5:57 Cross by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest), save (caught) by Gary Woods (Doncaster).
      • 4:48 Foul by Shelton Martis (Doncaster) on Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest) from left wing, passed.
      • 4:26 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 3:43 Foul by George Friend (Doncaster) on Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest). Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) from right wing, blocked by Brian Stock (Doncaster).
      • 2:40 Attacking throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Nottm Forest).
      • 1:40 Attacking throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Nottm Forest).
      • 0:40 Defending throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Nottm Forest).
      • 0:02 Defending throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
      • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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      As it stood on 12 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 QPR 37 36 73
      2 Swansea 37 16 63
      3 Norwich 36 13 63
      4 Cardiff 36 14 61
      5 Leeds 37 11 61
      6 Nott'm Forest 37 14 60
      7 Burnley 35 9 56
      8 Hull 37 4 55
      9 Leicester 37 1 55
      10 Reading 36 17 54
      11 Watford 36 12 53
      12 Millwall 37 11 53
      13 Portsmouth 37 1 51
      14 Bristol City 36 -4 47
      15 Ipswich 36 0 46
      16 Barnsley 36 -10 46
      17 Doncaster 37 -17 44
      18 Derby 37 -5 43
      19 Coventry 36 -8 41
      20 Middlesbrough 36 -9 41
      21 Crystal Palace 37 -22 38
      22 Scunthorpe 36 -30 34
      23 Sheff Utd 37 -27 32
      24 Preston 35 -27 25