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‘Travesty’ Avoided

30 March 2013

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies told Forest Player that it would have been a ‘travesty’ had his side taken nothing from this afternoon’s 2-2 draw with Brighton.

Henri Lansbury rescued a point when his injury time shot crept through Casper Ankergren’s legs.

Will Buckley had given The Seagulls the lead with five minutes to play after Lewis McGugan had scored his fourth goal in four substitute appearances to cancel out Leonardo Ulloa’s opener.

Davies said: “It would have been a travesty if we hadn’t taken anything from the game – if it was a boxing match it would have been stopped in the first half. We just didn’t quite get the breaks, we had some good opportunities and at half-time I was disappointed.

“We didn’t start the second half particularly well. We were slack and gave the ball away once or twice. That put us on the back foot and Brighton then had a ten-minute period where they applied pressure. They got the break with the Cohen decision in the run-up to their goal – there’s no doubt about it – but even at 2-2 we were still looking to win it and you have to give credit to this group.

“The players showed great courage and effort once again and it was an outstanding turn-out from the Forest fans.”

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