Nottingham Forest and Blackpool boosted their prospects at opposite ends of the Championship table with a goalless draw at the City Ground.

The point keeps Blackpool fifth and eases Forest's relegation concerns, taking them seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Dexter Blackstock had the home side's best effort, drawing a superb save from Matt Gilks with a late header.

Lee Camp had to be equally alert to deny Thomas Ince at the other end.

The result keeps the Tangerines in the top six, although they are now just two points ahead of seventh-placed Middesbrough, following the Teessiders' 1-0 win over Derby.

The game itself turned out to be a showcase of the talents of the opposing keepers.

Gilks made first-half saves to deny Paul Anderson, who was making his first appearance for six weeks, and then Joel Lynch and Blackstock shortly before the break.

And Camp responded with a save of his own to keep out an Ince header.

Radoslaw Majewski should have clinched the points for Forest but managed to shoot wide from 12 yards out.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Nott'm Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 03 Cunningham
  • 04 Chambers
  • 16 Gunter
  • 33 Lynch
  • 07 Anderson
  • 10 McGugan (Greening - 81' )
  • 11 Reid (Elokobi - 79' )
  • 22 Guedioura
  • 28 Majewski (Tudgay - 89' )
  • 23 Blackstock

Substitutes

  • 21 Smith
  • 02 Wootton
  • 26 Elokobi
  • 14 Greening
  • 20 Tudgay

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 05 Eardley
  • 06 Evatt
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 33 Harris Booked (Crainey - 70' )
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 23 M Phillips
  • 31 Angel
  • 07 Dobbie (LuaLua - 89' )
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher
  • 36 Ince (Ormerod - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Crainey
  • 14 Sylvestre
  • 10 Ormerod
  • 32 Dicko
  • 38 LuaLua
Ref: Miller
Att: 24,078

Match Stats

Shots

13 3

On target

9 2

Corners

8 5

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:20 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +5:00

Joel Lynch challenges Matt Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Phillips takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:38

Foul by Jonathan Greening on Lomana Tresor LuaLua, free kick awarded. Lomana Tresor LuaLua crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left by-line.

88:04 Substitution

Substitution Brett Ormerod on for Thomas Ince.

88:04 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Dobbie goes off and Lomana Tresor LuaLua comes on.

88:04 Substitution

Substitution Radoslaw Majewski goes off and Marcus Tudgay comes on.

85:50

Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

83:13

George Elokobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

81:50

Centre by Neal Eardley, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

80:44 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Greening comes on in place of Lewis McGugan.

78:10 Substitution

Substitution Andy Reid leaves the field to be replaced by George Elokobi.

74:36

Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the left by-line.

72:45

Neal Eardley concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Reid. Lewis McGugan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

71:12

Paul Anderson takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

70:11

The ball is crossed by Andy Reid.

69:26 Substitution

Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Stephen Crainey coming on for Robert Harris.

67:38

Lewis McGugan fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

67:38 Booking

Booking Caution for Robert Harris.

67:27

Robert Harris challenges Paul Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

66:29

The ball is delivered by Andy Reid, clearance by Ian Evatt.

65:40

Effort from inside the area by Radoslaw Majewski misses to the left of the target.

63:19

Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

62:16

Robert Harris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter. Andy Reid crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Matthew Gilks.

61:35

The ball is sent over by Andy Reid, blocked by Alex Baptiste. Corner taken by Andy Reid, clearance made by Robert Harris.

58:00

Thomas Ince fouled by Radoslaw Majewski, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neal Eardley.

57:23

Centre by Chris Gunter, clearance made by Neal Eardley. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the left by-line, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

56:25

Andy Reid delivers the ball.

55:22

Foul by Matt Phillips on Paul Anderson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

54:07

The ball is crossed by Stephen Dobbie, Thomas Ince takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line played to the near post, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

52:19

Foul by Martinez Angel on Lewis McGugan, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid from right wing, Robert Harris makes a clearance.

49:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adlene Guedioura on Thomas Ince. Free kick crossed left-footed by Thomas Ince, save by Lee Camp.

47:26

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Reid, Adlene Guedioura has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

47:19

The ball is crossed by Adlene Guedioura, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

46:52

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid.

45:16

The referee gives a free kick against Adlene Guedioura for handball. Robert Harris restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:39

Greg Cunningham delivers the ball, Dexter Blackstock has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

43:16

Joel Lynch fouled by Matt Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

42:15

The ball is crossed by Greg Cunningham, Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

41:46

Joel Lynch takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

41:12

Centre by Radoslaw Majewski, Robert Harris makes a clearance.

39:13

Joel Lynch concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

33:39

Unfair challenge on Joel Lynch by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joel Lynch.

31:37

Adlene Guedioura challenges Stephen Dobbie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Harris.

30:30

A cross is delivered by Robert Harris, Joel Lynch manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matt Phillips, Joel Lynch manages to make a clearance.

28:16

Foul by Adlene Guedioura on Stephen Dobbie, free kick awarded. Matt Phillips crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

26:29

The ball is crossed by Chris Gunter, Robert Harris gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line played to the near post, Paul Anderson takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

22:39

Paul Anderson sends in a cross, blocked by Robert Harris. Corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

19:58

The ball is crossed by Robert Harris, save by Lee Camp.

16:54

Corner taken by Andy Reid played to the near post, Gary Taylor-Fletcher makes a clearance.

14:00

Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Ian Evatt gets a block in. Corner taken by Andy Reid from the left by-line, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

13:02

Corner taken right-footed by Thomas Ince to the near post, clearance by Luke Chambers.

12:46

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Joel Lynch gets a block in.

8:29

Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

6:33

The offside flag is raised against Dexter Blackstock. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

5:48

Matt Phillips produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

2:29

Andy Reid sends in a cross, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

1:46

Shot from just outside the area by Dexter Blackstock goes over the bar.

0:59

Unfair challenge on Dexter Blackstock by Alex Baptiste results in a free kick. Andy Reid restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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