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MATCH REPORT

PUBLISHED
16:59 27th September 2014
By  Mollie Bennett

REPORT: FOREST 0 ALBION 0




Brighton & Hove Albion battled out a deserved 0-0 at league leaders Nottingham Forest.

 
It was an evenly contested game in which both sides created chances but failed to break the deadlock.
 
The game exploded into life in the early exchanges with both sides creating chances.
 
Two minutes in, Joe Bennett roamed down the left and delivered a teasing ball, however Karl Darlow was alert to smoother the danger.
 
A minute later Lewis Dunk made an excellent block in the heart of Albion’s defence to deny Chris Burke.
 
The Seagulls then broke away down the right with Adrian Colunga, however he failed to find the unmarked Jake Forster-Caskey with his pull-back.
 
Forest grew into the game and had their best chance on the half-hour mark when David Stockdale produced an excellent reaction save to prevent Tesche’s deflected shot finding the back of the net.
 
Five minutes later Kazenga LuaLua drove down the wing and picked out Colunga, whose shot was disappointing and easily saved by Darlow.

Right on the stroke of half-time Bruno delivered a pin-point cross towards Craig Mackail-Smith, but the striker glanced his header wide of the post.
 
Thirteen minutes into the second half Forster-Caskey turned Bennett’s header onto the woodwork only to see the flag up for offside.
 
Albion piled the pressure on the home side but just couldn’t find the killer touch to take the lead.
 
In the 76th minute LuaLua delivered a teasing cross in towards Mackail-Smith but Darlow gathered the danger well.
 
A minute later Fox delivered a free-kick into a dangerous position but Forest couldn’t capitalise and it drifted just wide of the post.
 
Albion had a golden chance to take the lead in the 82nd minute when Forster-Caskey put Mackail-Smith through on the angle but the forward put his shot wide.
 
In the 92nd minute Michael Mancienne had a chance to win the game for Forest but he headed into the ground and over the bar unmarked from a corner.

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