Adebola bags late Forest leveller

Dele Adebola bundled home a late equaliser as promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest earned a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at The Riverside.

Last Updated: 01/03/11 at 22:48

Adebola: Struck late leveller

Adebola: Struck late leveller

Forest looked set to suffer a first defeat on Teesside in 38 years when Scott McDonald fired the hosts ahead in the 51st minute.

Goalkeeper Lee Camp pulled off a series of fine saves to keep the visitors in the game, however, and his efforts were rewarded in the 92nd minute as Adebola pounced on a loose ball to scramble the ball past Jason Steele from eight yards.

Forest move up to fourth in the Championship table as a result and now sit three points behind second-placed Swansea.

Boro, meanwhile, remain 20th and will wonder how they failed to convert a much-improved second-half display into three points.

Jonathan Grounds replaced the injured Andrew Davies in the home side's defence, while Marvin Emnes dropped to the bench to accommodate the return of midfielder Barry Robson, who captained the side.

Forest boss Billy Davies also made two changes, with Garath McCleary and Robert Earnshaw coming in for Paul Anderson and Radoslaw Majewski.

Earnshaw saw an early effort fly wide before Middlesbrough tested Camp twice within the space of 30 seconds in the 10th minute. Julio Arca's powerful 20-yard strike was beaten away by the 26-year-old keeper, who then saved comfortably after Robson had tried his luck from a similar position.

David McGoldrick forced Steele into action soon after and centre-half Luke Chambers volleyed over from Chris Cohen's free-kick as the visitors looked to settle into their stride.

Clear-cut chances were in short supply as the half wore on, however, with both sides lacking a cutting edge in the final third.

Forest were forced into a change in the 38th minute when left-back Joel Lynch picked up an injury and was replaced by Brendon Moloney.

Middlesbrough's Andrew Taylor livened up proceedings moments later with a stinging drive from the edge of the box, but Camp reacted well to palm the ball behind for a corner.

The highly-rated stopper made another fine save from Tony McMahon's curling free-kick early in the second half and also denied Leroy Lita from 12 yards.

Yet Boro soon gained reward for their pressure as McDonald fired home his eighth goal of the season, the Australian finishing coolly at the back post after Arca had failed to connect cleanly with Robson's right-wing cross.

McDonald almost added a second in the 64th minute following Lita's flick-on and Taylor stung the palms of Camp once again with another thunderous left-footed shot.

Camp blocked a third effort from Taylor 11 minutes later, while Forest saw appeals for a penalty turned down when Arca blocked Chris Gunter's cross amid shouts for handball.

Robson looked to have added a second for Boro in the closing stages, but his deflected effort clipped the outside of the post.

Forest then snatched a somewhat fortuitous point as substitute Adebola, on for McGoldrick, levelled with seconds remaining.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

More Match Results

Tuesday, 15 April 2014
19:45
Charlton 1-2 Barnsley Report
Monday, 14 April 2014
20:07
Reading 1-1 Leicester Report
Saturday, 12 April 2014
15:07
Bolton 1-0 Barnsley Report
Brighton 3-0 Charlton Report
Burnley 0-1 Middlesbro' Report
Derby 3-1 Huddersfld Report
Ipswich 2-1 Doncaster Report
Leeds 2-0 Blackpool Report
Millwall 2-2 Watford Report
Sheff Wed 3-3 Blackburn Report

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Footer 365

Transfer news: Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino warns off Luke Shaw suitors

Mauricio Pochettino says in-demand defender Luke Shaw will be staying at Southampton.

Premier League: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets win at Norwich

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Sunderland's draw with Manchester City is a "warning sign" for his side.

Transfer news: Schalke's Julian Draxler set to stay put, insists chairman

Clemens Tonnies says it would take "something extraordinary" for Julian Draxler to leave Schalke this summer.

Mail Box

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

City: Bottle Jobs, A Laughing Stock...

There are some harsh words for Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini in the Mailbox this morning, as well as some rather nicer ones for Tony Pulis and his magic hat...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property