Two goals by Federico Macheda, on loan from Manchester United, were not enough to earn Doncaster victory over Nottingham Forest in the Championship.

The Italian opened the scoring with a low shot before Chris Cohen struck an equaliser from the edge of the box.

Macheda made it 2-1 just after the restart when he headed home a cross from Richie Wellens.

Andy Reid earned Forest a point with nine minutes to go, when his 25-yard drive gave Ross Turnbull no chance.

The point leaves Billy Davies' side sixth, just two points behind second-placed Burnley, while Doncaster slip to 19th with one win and six points from their opening six games.

They came into this clash without a win in their previous four matches but Theo Robinson had already gone close twice and Macheda been denied by Karl Darlow in the Forest goal before the opener came.

Goals no problem for Forest

Nottingham Forest have found the net in all 10 of their league and cup outings this season.

Wellens, who was at the centre of everything for Rovers, created the opener with a superb through-ball through to Robinson who fed Macheda, the 22-year-old finishing in style with a low shot from just inside the box.

The lead lasted just five minutes before Reid cleverly slipped the ball to Cohen for his first goal of the season.

Jack Hobbs cleared off the line from Wellens before Macheda struck again - collecting a booking in the process for his over exuberant celebrations.

But with victory edging closer for the hosts, Forest struck against the run of play when Reid scored his fourth goal in eight league games.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Doncaster

  • 01 Turnbull
  • 03 Husband
  • 05 Jones
  • 14 Khumalo
  • 32 Wabara (Quinn - 58' )
  • 04 Furman
  • 10 Macheda Booked (Coppinger - 69' )
  • 18 Keegan
  • 19 Wellens Booked
  • 22 Robinson (Cotterill - 82' )
  • 09 Brown

Substitutes

  • 13 Maxted
  • 02 Quinn
  • 12 McCullough
  • 07 Duffy
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 23 Bennett
  • 26 Coppinger

Nott'm Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 02 Lichaj
  • 08 Cohen
  • 15 Halford
  • 25 Hobbs
  • 07 Chalobah (Majewski - 63' )
  • 10 Lansbury
  • 11 Reid
  • 39 Abdoun (Paterson - 63' )
  • 09 Henderson
  • 12 Mackie (Derbyshire - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 29 De Vries
  • 05 Collins
  • 18 Jara
  • 06 Moussi
  • 28 Majewski
  • 21 Paterson
  • 27 Derbyshire
Ref: Haines
Att: 12,253

Match Stats

Shots

8 19

On target

5 10

Corners

5 10

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:12 Full time

Full Time The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:28

Header at goal by Radoslaw Majewski. Ross Turnbull makes a block.

90:00 +0:30

Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:17 Booking

Booking

90:00 +0:17

The referee shows Richie Wellens a yellow card for time wasting.

90:00 +0:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Greg Halford by Richie Wellens.

51:58 Booking

Booking

51:58

The referee books Federico Macheda for unsporting behaviour.

85:11

Free kick taken by Darius Henderson.

85:01

Foul by Paul Keegan on Darius Henderson, free kick awarded.

84:06

Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal.

83:36

Free kick taken by Ross Turnbull.

83:13

Matt Derbyshire is ruled offside.

83:01

Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

82:59

The referee blows for offside against Chris Brown.

81:24 Substitution

Substitution David Cotterill on for Theo Robinson.

80:21

Assist by Darius Henderson.

80:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Reid - Doncaster 2 - 2 Nott'm For Andy Reid grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Doncaster 2-2 Nottm Forest.

78:24

Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.

78:16

Unfair challenge on Andy Reid by Dean Furman results in a free kick.

75:48

Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

75:36

Richie Wellens challenges Radoslaw Majewski unfairly and gives away a free kick.

74:54

Jamie Paterson gets a header at goal. Ross Turnbull makes a block.

74:34

Corner taken by Jamie Paterson.

72:52

Header by Theo Robinson goes harmlessly over the bar.

72:33

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Keegan.

71:47

Clearance by Jack Hobbs.

71:41

Corner taken by Paul Keegan from the right by-line.

71:04

Darius Henderson takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

70:20

Matt Derbyshire has an effort at goal. Ross Turnbull blocks the ball.

69:54 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Mackie leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Derbyshire.

69:00 Substitution

Substitution James Coppinger replaces Federico Macheda.

65:33

Corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line.

63:46

Andy Reid takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

63:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by Radoslaw Majewski.

62:19 Substitution

Substitution Radoslaw Majewski joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathaniel Chalobah.

62:11 Substitution

Substitution Djamel Abdoun leaves the field to be replaced by Jamie Paterson.

61:53

Shot by Andy Reid went over.

57:29 Substitution

Substitution Paul Quinn comes on in place of Reece Wabara.

57:08

Jamie Mackie takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

56:15

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Reid.

55:56

Shot comes in from Andy Reid from the free kick. Ross Turnbull parries the ball away.

54:45

James Husband concedes a free kick for a foul on Henri Lansbury.

53:57

Djamel Abdoun takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ross Turnbull blocks the ball.

51:43

Richie Wellens provided the assist for the goal.

51:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Federico Macheda - Doncaster 2 - 1 Nott'm For Federico Macheda scores with a left foot finish. Doncaster 2-1 Nottm Forest.

50:06

Free kick taken by Paul Keegan.

49:59

Andy Reid challenges Paul Keegan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:43

Ross Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:30

Djamel Abdoun is ruled offside.

45:00 +0:18

Shot by Henri Lansbury. Rob Jones gets a block in.

44:55

Corner taken by Andy Reid.

43:37

Ross Turnbull takes the free kick.

43:17

Theo Robinson fouled by Eric Lichaj, the ref awards a free kick.

43:01

Clearance by Rob Jones.

42:55

Corner taken by Andy Reid.

42:07

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Keegan.

41:36

Richie Wellens has an effort at goal.

40:32

Henri Lansbury takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

40:18

Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

39:57

Theo Robinson is caught offside.

39:50

Dean Furman takes the free kick.

39:43

Unfair challenge on Dean Furman by Nathaniel Chalobah results in a free kick.

38:37

Andy Reid provided the assist for the goal.

38:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Cohen - Doncaster 1 - 1 Nott'm For Chris Cohen scores with a left foot finish. Doncaster 1-1 Nottm Forest.

35:45

Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

35:37

Jack Hobbs challenges Chris Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Federico Macheda - Doncaster 1 - 0 Nott'm For Federico Macheda scores with a left foot finish. Doncaster 1-0 Nottm Forest.

32:02

Shot by Djamel Abdoun.

29:23

Theo Robinson takes a shot. Karl Darlow makes a block.

29:09

Free kick crossed by Paul Keegan.

28:47

Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah on Dean Furman, free kick awarded.

28:03

Free kick taken by Ross Turnbull.

27:38

Unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Greg Halford results in a free kick.

27:26

Corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line.

25:15

Federico Macheda shoots direct from the free kick. Karl Darlow makes a block.

25:02

Unfair challenge on Federico Macheda by Greg Halford results in a free kick.

23:57

Paul Keegan manages to make a clearance.

23:52

Free kick crossed by Andy Reid.

23:28

Rob Jones challenges Henri Lansbury unfairly and gives away a free kick.

19:41

Paul Keegan makes a clearance.

19:37

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Reid.

19:15

Shot by Andy Reid.

19:04

Corner taken by Chris Cohen.

18:48

Rob Jones makes a clearance.

18:08

Djamel Abdoun takes a shot.

15:01

Free kick taken by Ross Turnbull.

14:47

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Mackie.

13:45

Free kick taken by Rob Jones.

13:32

Darius Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Rob Jones.

11:32

Federico Macheda has an effort at goal.

10:55

Ross Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

10:34

The offside flag is raised against Nathaniel Chalobah.

10:18

Clearance by Rob Jones.

10:06

Clearance made by Bongani Khumalo.

10:03

Corner from the left by-line taken by Djamel Abdoun.

7:52

Theo Robinson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

7:43

Chris Brown sends in a cross.

7:28

Andy Reid delivers the ball.

5:21

Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.

5:11

Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

5:06

Corner taken by Paul Keegan.

4:41

Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.

4:28

Corner taken by Paul Keegan.

2:46

A cross is delivered by Djamel Abdoun.

2:32

Clearance made by Chris Brown.

2:21

Djamel Abdoun crosses the ball in from the free kick.

1:54

Foul by Theo Robinson on Chris Cohen, free kick awarded.

1:12

Jamie Mackie has an effort at goal. Ross Turnbull makes a block.

0:52

Andy Reid has an effort at goal. Ross Turnbull makes a block.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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