Doncaster Rovers 0 Nottingham Forest 0

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Last updated : 25 November 2008
Goal-shy Doncaster Rovers drew a blank at home for the seventh time this season as bottom club Nottingham Forest earned a point at the Keepmoat Stadium.

However, that did not prevent the travelling Forest fans from venting their fury at under pressure boss Colin Calderwood.

Rovers thought they had done enough to claim all three points when a James Coppinger shot slipped through Lee Camp's hands deep into the second period - only for the red-faced keeper to recover and claw the ball from beneath the bar.

Man-of-the-match Nathan Tyson went closest for Forest with a left-foot shot that went inches wide on 54 minutes, while sub Stuart Elliott almost won it for the hosts with a speculative 50-yard shot in stoppage time.

Doncaster had started brightly and could have gone in front inside two minutes when Coppinger unleashed a superb left-foot curler from the angle which rattled the Forest crossbar.

Gareth Taylor twice went close to breaking the deadlock, but as the first half wore on Rovers lost their attacking impetus - much to the frustration of the home crowd who have seen their side score just three league goals at home all season.

Forest, on the other hand, grew in confidence after a tentative start. Joe Garner headed a Lewis McGugan free-kick inches wide on the half hour and then forced Neil Sullivan into a full-length save with another header in first-half stoppage time.

Rovers full-back James Chambers was fortunate to escape with a yellow card when he brought down Tyson who had raced clear on goal after a mix-up in the home defence.

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