Bristol C vs N Forest
Sky Bet Chship
3:00pm Saturday November
Nottingham Forest held out to earn a goalless Championship attraction.
The visitors had looked the better side until midfielder Ryan Yates picked up a red card by referee Craig Pawson after 56 minutes for a battle on Adam Nagy, which triggered an angry reaction from City players.
By then on City poured forward looking for a winner, however were not able to create many clear openings against well-organised and ascertained opponents.
Both sides attacked promise in a open first half, but it was Forest who completed the larger threat.
Tiago Silva shot from just outside the box was deflected wide and the consequent corner to the far post saw Yates put at a minimal drive, only for the point to clear off.
The traffic continued to create opportunities and Dan Bentley saved the 15th-minute shot of Joe Lolley.
Lewis Grabban watched a 24th-minute effort deflected finished before Andreas Weimann put in City goal effort of notea long-range shot that has been a yard wide.
Forests Sammy Ameobi picked up the first yellow card of the game for a late battle after 36 seconds.
By then both defences were looking more secure, however, it was City who would feel more happy with the goalless half-time score was under lots of stress.
Forest started the second half in an identical manner to the very first and Bentley had to make a 50th-minute save to keep out the drive of Silva.
However, City moved close to a guide when Weimanns low cross in the right took a deflection and struck the far post and soon flexed their muscles that were attacking.
Came Yates instant and 10-man Forest abruptly faced an uphill job.
Boss Sabri Lamouchi responded taking Ameobi off and sending on former City winger Albert Adomah.
City head coach Lee Johnson immediately made two modifications of his own, introducing Kasey Palmer and Niclas Eliasson and switching to 4-4-2 from his wing-back formation.
Forest had a chance to take the lead if mistakes by Nagy and Adam Baker gifted a chance however saw his effort go wide.
Weimann capitalised at the other end, but his volley from 12 meters cleared the crossbar. It was the strikers last action before being substituted by Rodri.
Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba was booked for time-wasting in the final stages as his group needed to defend a collection Eliasson crosses that were dangerous.
Rodri volleyed over from close range after an Eliasson corner and it established Citys last chance.