Writer: Alex Aldridge
Date:Thursday January 24 2008
Millwall threw away a two goal lead and with it all three points as Nottingham Forest came from behind to earn a draw at The Den last night.
Neil Harris set the Lions on their way with a superb free-kick midway through the first half, before Simpson's shot through a crowd of players found the bottom corner 10 minutes after the break.
But with Millwall's defense sitting far too deep, Forest rallied and pulled one back 5 minutes from time. Cohen was allowed too much space and slotted home past debutant Evans to give the visitors hope.
And with time running out, Nathan Tyson popped up with a second to break Millwall hearts. The striker turned Andy Frampton before prodding home from 6 yards to leave Kenny Jackett's side stunned.
In the end, a draw was about the right result. Forest had dominated for the first 20 minutes with only a determined block from Rhys Evans keeping out Tyson's early effort.
The unmarked Grant Holt somehow missed a free header from 5 yards after he was picked out by a deep left-wing cross as the visitors began to create chance after chance.
However it was at the other end that the best chance of the game so far arrived. Fuseini's deflected pass fell to the feet of Forbes, but he lashed wide with the goal at his mercy.
Millwall were slowly working their way back into the game but they could have been a goal down moments later when Luke Chamber's header was somehow kept out by the impressive Evans.
With the game evenly poised, the Lions took the lead. Jay Simpson was brought down on the edge of the area and up stepped Harris to smash home his 100th league goal in a Millwall shirt.
Forest were denied a goalscoring opportunity by more brilliance at the back just before the break. This time Danny Senda's inch-perfect tackle on Cohen denied the Forest midfielder what would have surely been the equalizer.
Just 10 minutes after the re-start and Kenny Jackett's men doubled their lead. Dave Brammer's corner was flicked into the feet of Simpson, who took one touch away from his marker before firing into the bottom corner.
The Den faithful sensed more goals with Forbes and then Grabban going close as the game went into it's final third. But what looked to have been a hard fought victory suddenly turned in Forest's favor.
Cohen collected a neat flick-on and curled home from 6 yards before Tyson's neat finsih earnt Colin Calderwood's side a dramatic point.
Date:Thursday January 24 2008
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