Andy Keogh scored a late equaliser for Blackpool to dent Nottingham Forest's promotion bid from the Championship.

Jamaal Lascelles put the visitors in front on the stroke of half-time, poking home from close range.

Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow was called into action in the second half when he pushed away Keogh's shot.

The visitors could have doubled their lead but Simon Cox was unable to reach Jamie Mackie's cross before Keogh headed in to earn his side a point.

Blackpool have now taken just three points from the last 39 available and have not won in 13 games in all competitions.

Fantastic Forest

Billy Davies's men have lost fewer games on their travels than any other Championship side

Promotion-chasing Forest will see the result as two points lost, despite extending their unbeaten run to 15 games.

They could have opened the scoring in the first 10 minutes when Andy Reid's free-kick was met by Greg Halford, who was superbly denied by goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

David Perkins broke in behind Forest, latching on to a Tony McMahon chip, and fired the ball across the box but no Blackpool player had anticipated the cross.

The visitors went ahead just before the interval as Lascelles struck home following Reid's free-kick.

On-loan Millwall striker Keogh could have grabbed an equaliser early in the second period but was unable to find a way past Darlow and Cox narrowly missed Mackie's ball into the box for Forest.

Caretaker manager Barry Ferguson sent on David Goodwillie, who nearly made an immediate impact after heading wide, but the home side levelled with four minutes remaining, as Keogh nodded in Jack Robinson's cross.

Interim Blackpool boss Barry Ferguson:

"I've got to be positive from the sidelines. We just needed that break but the goal was a really good goal. Great cross in and Andy Keogh was in the right place with the header.

"I wouldn't be sat here if I didn't believe a win was coming. I believe with the group of players now that the chairman has let me bring in that it's not far away.

"I've had a full week with a full squad and it's given me time to put into practice what style and what formation I want to play."

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"Conditions played a huge part on the way the game was played. Very windy, very wet, the pitch was bobbly and soggy.

"I think it was very much a case of long ball rather than football. I've came to this club with very strong teams and picked up nothing.

"I think they're in the wrong position with the teamsheets that they can put out and the players they've got I think they're in the wrong position. This we could look back on and realise that this is a very valuable point.

"I can organise a team. I can change the tactics and I can change the structure but the one thing we've got to do is recognise what is required going into the last few minutes of games."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 02 McMahon
  • 03 Robinson
  • 31 Martínez (Grandin - 66' )
  • 06 Broadfoot
  • 05 Mackenzie
  • 33 Dobbie
  • 04 Perkins
  • 24 Keogh
  • 09 Davies (Goodwillie - 66' )
  • 15 Haroun (Halliday - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Tyson
  • 08 Chopra
  • 14 Halliday
  • 17 Basham
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 25 Goodwillie
  • 39 Grandin

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 15 Halford
  • 13 Fox
  • 18 Jara
  • 16 Lascelles
  • 25 Hobbs
  • 12 Mackie (Paterson - 64' )
  • 06 Moussi
  • 19 Djebbour (Henderson - 64' )
  • 31 Cox (Derbyshire - 81' )
  • 11 Reid

Substitutes

  • 03 Harding
  • 05 Collins
  • 09 Henderson
  • 21 Paterson
  • 27 Derbyshire
  • 28 Majewski
  • 29 de Vries
Ref: Carl Boyeson
Att: 15,105

Match Stats

Shots

16 5

On target

6 1

Corners

8 6

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Blackpool 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +4:16 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +3:18

Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:18

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

90:00 +2:50

Attempt blocked. David Perkins (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:34

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

90:00 +1:41

Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:41

Foul by David Goodwillie (Blackpool).

89:52

Attempt saved. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Keogh.

88:36

Foul by Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest).

88:36

David Goodwillie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Robinson with a cross.

85:38

Attempt blocked. Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

85:06

Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

85:06

Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:01

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

81:08

Hand ball by Andrew Keogh (Blackpool).

80:20

Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:20

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

80:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Simon Cox.

78:44

Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:44

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

77:57

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:05

Attempt blocked. Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony McMahon.

76:52

Foul by Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest).

76:52

David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:29

Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

75:01

Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

75:01

Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:53

Offside, Blackpool. Jack Robinson tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.

72:45

Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:45

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

71:11

Attempt saved. Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony McMahon.

68:51

Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

68:51

Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:00

Attempt missed. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony McMahon with a cross.

66:24

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Andy Reid.

66:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Andrew Halliday replaces Faris Haroun.

65:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Elliot Grandin replaces Ángel.

65:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. David Goodwillie replaces Steve Davies.

64:13

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:13

Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

63:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson replaces Rafik Djebbour.

63:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Paterson replaces Jamie Mackie.

61:24

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

60:25

Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:25

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

59:06

Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

59:06

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:31

Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:31

Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

56:20

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

52:59

Attempt missed. Faris Haroun (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

51:41

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

51:38

Attempt saved. Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Perkins.

50:22

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Gonzalo Jara tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

46:17

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

46:15

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Keogh.

45:55

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

45:23

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

45:00

Second Half begins Blackpool 0, Nottingham Forest 1.

45:00 +1:45 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Blackpool 0, Nottingham Forest 1.

45:00 +0:54

Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:54

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

44:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 0, Nottingham Forest 1. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross following a set piece situation.

44:27

Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:27

Foul by Faris Haroun (Blackpool).

35:27

Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:27

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

34:53

Attempt blocked. Steve Davies (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony McMahon.

34:26

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

33:08

Delay in match Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

31:45

Steve Davies (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:45

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

30:39

Attempt missed. Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie following a corner.

30:24

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

30:11

Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:11

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).

26:50

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

26:48

Attempt saved. Faris Haroun (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

25:30

Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Robinson.

24:03

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

23:20

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

21:57

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

16:23

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:23

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).

15:25

Hand ball by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

14:08

Attempt missed. Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara.

13:04

Offside, Blackpool. Steve Davies tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.

11:57

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

9:47

Attempt missed. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara.

8:21

Steve Davies (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:21

Foul by Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest).

6:27

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Andy Reid tries a through ball, but Greg Halford is caught offside.

5:52

Foul by Faris Haroun (Blackpool).

5:52

Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:06

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

0:59

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Faris Haroun.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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