A late surge from Forest saw them share the points with fellow Nationwide Division One strugglers Burnley.
Forest went close in the third minute when Andrew Reid swung the ball in from the left. An outstretched Gareth Taylor made contact but his efforts went inches wide.
Just ten minutes later Burnley came alive and took control. Neil Wood set up Ian Moore who volleyed wide before Wood and Richard Chaplow split the Forest defence open with a neat one-two.
Woods' inswinging cross was fumbled by Barry Roche and fell neatly for Chaplow who made no mistake from six yards out.
Midway through the first half Forest were dealt another blow when their captain Des Walker picked up a hamstring injury and was replaced by John Thompson.
The second half was a scrappy affair as the Clarets looked to defend their lead.
With 30 minutes left Forest manager Joe Kinnear made a double substitution bringing on loanee Andy Impey and the returning David Johnson for Nick Barmby and Mathieu Louis-Jean.
A surging run from Reid to receive a well-timed ball from Eoin Jess ended with Reid firing a 20-yard effort just wide.
With ten minutes to go, Jess and Reid linked up well to split the visitors defence open.
It was former Burnley player Taylor who smashed the ball home from seven yards out to bring the game level and secure a point.
Johnson almost grabbed a dramatic winner for Forest with a 15-yard volley but his effort hit the underside of the bar and bounced back into play.