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Honours even in Reebok thriller
Published : 24 Aug 2012 22:17:01
Andy Reid maintained Nottingham Forest's unbeaten start to the season as Sean O'Driscoll's side played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Bolton.
Lewis McGugan's early goal of the season contender gave Forest a 15th-minute lead and Bolton's haphazard approach to possession allowed them to dominate the opening half hour.
Chris Eagles scored his second goal in four days to level after Kevin Davies' header came back off the post and, when the veteran striker pounced on an error from Greg Halford, strike partner Marvin Sordell scored his first Bolton goal four minutes into the second half.
But Reid brought Forest back on terms with a clinically-taken equaliser shortly before the hour and despite the best efforts of both teams, a winning goal was not forthcoming.
O'Driscoll can look with satisfaction upon an opening of four league and cup games without defeat and, although opposite number Owen Coyle might have hoped for a better return than four points from the first three npower Championship matches, Bolton have themselves recovered well from a chastening opening loss at Burnley six days ago.