Rotherham’s record of not having received at the City Ground since 1955 continues but for long spells from the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Woodland it looked as though they might finish their hoodoo.
It had been entirely against the run of enjoy when Daniel Barlaser put the guests ahead from the penalty spot 6 minutes into the second half.
But Rotherham, who were with out boss Paul Warne in the earth as he isolated because of coronavirus, kept out until the 79th minute whenever Sammy Ameobi finally broke their own stoic resolve with a close-range complete.
Lewis Grabban must have won it for Chris Hughton in his second game in charge yet fired wide after rounding the particular ‘keeper.
Cyrus Christie prodded a shot wide together with his right foot when he might happen to be better using his left, passes across from Ameobi and Joe Lolley both came within a whisker associated with carving out a golden opportunity for Grabban and when the golf ball rebounded to Ryan Yates this individual fired the wrong side of the straight.
It was a close sport but Forest were looking the much more likely to break the deadlock. Rotherham’s 1st meaningful effort did not come till the 27th minute when Mickel Burns curled wide from the edge from the box.
The first fifty percent was one of few chances with regard to either side, amid a game which was peppered with a huge amount of worrying, scrappy free-kicks.
This took five minutes of the second fifty percent for the visitors to take the lead in the penalty spot. It did turn to be a clear foul when Christie brought down Miller, even if referee Stephen Martin took his period about making the decision.
Yet Barlaser was unwavering in his complete, as he lifted the ball higher into the corner of the net to place Rotherham in front with their first on-target effort of the game.
Scott McKenna had a header obstructed in the goalmouth as Forest appeared for an immediate response. Yates rooted a diving header against the pub, having been picked out by Nicholas Ioannou.
Grabban saw Jamal Blackman make a smart save on his feet and, when the golf ball span loose, Luke Freeman cannot find a gap through to goal.
Forest were denied from the woodwork for a second time right after Lolley had twisted and switched on the right side, before hitting the shot that bounced away cruelly.
Forest finally produced their pressure count in the 79th minute, following good work through Grabban, who rampaged into room down the right side before slicing the ball into the centre meant for Ameobi to stroke home from the few yards out.
Grabban could and should have received it for the hosts but , right after rounding ‘keeper Blackman, he terminated into the side netting, which flawlessly summed up Forest’s night.
What the managers said…
Nottingham Forest’s Chris Hughton : “I feel not sure how we did not win. We all wanted a reaction in the second fifty percent from the players and we got that will. Credit to Rotherham because they are an extremely fit side and they close lower all over the pitch and a lot of that is man-to-man – so you have to be a very good group to play around them.
“But we had enough good probabilities to have won two matches. On the good day you put those aside on a difficult day, you do not. Within the second half we dominated together many chances – and they have arrive away with a point. They will think they have earned that point. This is the Tournament – there are not too many comfortable online games. ”
Rotherham associate Richie Barker : “It was a very good point abroad, against a very good team who were around the back of a win at Blackburn and who are operating under a brand new manager, with loads to confirm. There were heroics and there was good fortune, with them hitting the woodwork a couple of times.
“Sometimes you feel hard carried out by after a game and you are awaiting a bit of luck. I think we earned something out of the game last weekend break, whereas tonight we probably nicked a point. We are mixing with some excellent clubs and holding our own on the minute. ”
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