Blackstock double sinks Owls

06 February 2010 06:26
Dexter Blackstock was Nottingham Forest's hero in a scrappy 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday. Billy Davies' men returned to winning ways following last weekend's defeat to local rivals Derby thanks to Blackstock's 10th and 11th goals of the season. The former QPR striker opened the scoring from the penalty spot and netted the winner 10 minutes from time after Luke Varney had levelled for the visitors. After an uneventful first quarter, an extended spell of possession resulted in Forest winning a penalty in the 23rd minute when Blackstock's shot struck Darren Purse's foolishly-raised arm. Blackstock stepped up and smashed the spot-kick into the top corner. With 18 minutes remaining Wednesday had an equaliser befitting of the scrappy contest. The home side could only clear Frank Simek's long throw as far as substitute Etienne Esajas and his raking cross finally broke to Varney who applied the finish. Wednesday found themselves in the ascendancy and it came as a surprise when Forest regained the lead in the 80th minute when Blackstock reacted quickest in a crowded penalty area to lash home his second of the game from close range.

Source: PA