Davies rescues 10-man Bolton

Craig Davies came off the bench to equalise as 10-man Bolton drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest in their mid-table Championship clash at the City Ground.

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Andy Reid celebrates after putting Forest ahead

Andy Reid celebrates after putting Forest ahead

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Andy Reid struck home a volley from just inside the area on 59 minutes to open the scoring.

But Davies, who came on midway through the second half, levelled for the visitors with 13 minutes to go.

Marcos Alonso was sent off for Wanderers soon after, but Dougie Freedman's men held on for a point. Both Forest and Bolton rise one place in the table, to 11th and 16th respectively.

Billy Davies was officially taking charge of Forest for the first time since returning to the club, and he was greeted like a returning hero when he walked out on to the pitch before the contest.

His troops had won just one of their last eight in all competitions but the new manager's arrival had clearly galvanised them as Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan made a series of fine first-half stops.

Bogdan's busy afternoon began inside the first five minutes when he flung himself to his right to tip away Henri Lansbury's vicious effort, while the Trotters stopper also kept out Radoslaw Majewski shortly afterwards.

Reid was the next to test the 25-year-old, who reacted with uncertainty to a dipping, swerving effort which went wide via the goalkeeper's wrist.

Forest continued to bombard the Bolton box and Bogdan produced perhaps his finest save of the afternoon by repelling Simon Cox's effort which seemed destined for the top corner.

The one time Bogdan was left stranded, Billy Sharp could not quite apply the finishing touch to Greg Halford's head across.

In the second half, Forest still seemed the more likely to break the deadlock as Lansbury brought the crowd to their feet by dancing past two before unleashing an effort which was deflected narrowly over.

The hosts finally got their reward, though, when Lansbury's flick found Reid, who timed his first-time volley perfectly to leave Bogdan with no chance.

Forest's joy was almost short lived as Chris Cohen inexplicably gifted the ball to Kevin Davies, who just had to find a way past Karl Darlow, yet the goalkeeper stayed big to make the stop.

Freedman turned to replacements in the shape of Craig Davies and David Ngog and the two combined to produce a 77th-minute leveller. Jay Spearing won the ball in the middle of midfield and Ngog raced into the box before cutting back for Craig Davies, who swept home to double his Bolton tally after scoring his first goal for the club last weekend.

Lansbury almost squeezed an effort between Bogdan's legs before Alonso, who had earlier been cautioned for a foul on Craig Dawson, picked up a second yellow card with 10 minutes to go for upending Reid.

Forest sensed blood yet substitute Darius Henderson squandered their best chance by glancing a header well wide.

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