Half-Time Report: Jamie Mackie fires Nottingham Forest into slender lead

Nottingham Forest have a 1-0 lead at half time in their match against Preston North End in the FA Cup.

Nottingham Forest are beating Preston North End in their FA Cup fourth-round replay match at Deepdale.

Preston looked to apply some early pressure, with Kevin Davies making a run out wide before crossing in for Neil Kilkenny, who was running towards goal. However, Dorus de Vries came off his line to claim the ball.

Lee Holmes (L) of Preston North End and Jamie Mackie (R) of Nottingham Forest challenge for the ball during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match on February 5, 2014

The home side continued to look stronger than their opponents in the opening 10 minutes, but Forest soon started to attack.

Lee Holmes searched for a teammate outside the box, but decided to take the shot and saw his effort go wide. However, Billy Davies's side were ahead just three minutes later.

Declan Rudd punched the ball away from a corner, but Jamie Mackie was waiting outside the box and drilled it into the net after exchanging passes with Matt Derbyshire.

Davies forced De Vries into a good save with a backheel as the home side looked for an equaliser before the break.

Holmes had a chance to power the ball in following Keith Keane's flick, but De Vries got out to parry it away.

Forest boss Billy Davies during the match against Watford on August 25, 2013
Read Next:
Team News: Changes for Forest
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves1282221111026
2Cardiff CityCardiff127321710724
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston North EndPreston12561158721
6Leeds UnitedLeeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich CityNorwich125431214-219
9Fulham124621612418
10Ipswich TownIpswich116052017318
11Middlesbrough124531511417
12Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds124441614216
13Derby CountyDerby114431513216
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest125071521-615
15Queens Park RangersQPR123541516-114
16Hull City123452320313
17Millwall123451414013
18Brentford122641415-112
19Barnsley113351517-212
20Reading113351012-212
21Birmingham CityBirmingham12327819-1111
22Burton Albion12246623-1710
23Sunderland121561322-98
24Bolton WanderersBolton12129623-175