• Date: Sat 03 April 2010
  • Venue: Ashton Gate
  • Ref: Crossley, P
  • Attendance: 16,125
Bristol City

Bristol City

Fontaine (3)

1 - 1

Bristol City vs Nottingham Forest

Team Lineups

Bristol City

Dean Gerken
Bradley Orr
Liam Fontaine
Louis Carey
Christian Ribeiro
Marvin Elliott
Paul Hartley
Cole Skuse (Lee Johnson, 70)
Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Nicky Maynard (David Clarkson, 82)
Danny Haynes (Stefan Maierhofer, 82)

Nottingham Forest

Lee Camp
James Perch (Garath McCleary, 78)
Luke Chambers
Wes Morgan
Kelvin Wilson
Chris Gunter
Chris Cohen
Guy Moussi
Dele Adebola (Joe Garner, 58)
David McGoldrick
George Boyd (Nathan Tyson, 67)

Match Report
Nottingham Forest's quest for automatic promotion is almost over as they sit 11 points behind second-placed West Bromwich Albion with just five games remaining following a 1-1 draw at Bristol City. The hosts flew out of the blocks and opened the scoring, albeit in fortuitous circumstances in the third minute. Paul Hartley's corner was cleared to Bradley Orr 30-yards from goal and his low return drive hit City defender Liam Fontaine, who somehow diverted the ball beyond the hapless Lee Camp, who had no chance of making the save. But it's 36 years and 18 games since City last beat Forest in the league and their lead vanished just short of the half-hour. Guy Moussi hit a 30-yard thunderbolt to restore parity for the visitors and it was an effort appreciated by away and home fans alike as the sun appeared at a rain soaked Ashton Gate. Forest rested their first-choice strikers and handed Dele Adebola a rare start against his old club but he lasted an hour, leaving with a muscle strain. The second half was going nowhere until Tyson arrived in the 67th minute, replacing George Boyd and inside a minute, he forced a late save from Gerken. The goalkeeper made an even more memorable stop from another sub, Joe Garner, before his injury brought about a sour ending. Tyson's studs-up challenge brought a lengthy halt to proceedings as Gerken left on a stretcher and in obvious discomfort. Striker Stefan Maierhofer, who is on loan from Wolves, took over in goal with City's three substitutions already on the field, but wasn't required to make a save as the game ended in a score-draw.
Live Text Commentary
90
Yellow Card
 

Wes Morgan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

90
Yellow Card
 

Luke Chambers is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

86
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Nathan Tyson.

82
Substitution
 

Danny Haynes is replaced by Stefan Maierhofer.

82
Substitution
 

Bristol City are replacing Nicky Maynard with David Clarkson.

78
Substitution
 

James Perch is being taken off, Garath McCleary has come on in his place.

72
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

70
Substitution
 

Bristol City are replacing Cole Skuse with Lee Johnson.

67
Substitution
 

George Boyd is replaced by Nathan Tyson.

58
Substitution
 

Dele Adebola is being taken off, Joe Garner has come on in his place.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 1.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

32
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Cole Skuse.

29
Goal
 

Goal!! Guy Moussi scores for Nottm Forest.

25
Yellow Card
 

James Perch goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

3
Goal
 

Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Liam Fontaine putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Bristol City face Nottm Forest at 3pm on Saturday, April 3rd.