Championship - Friendlies: Forest fightback to earn draw, Derby rout Buxton

A superb solo goal from summer signing Jamie Paterson saw Nottingham Forest fight back for a 2-2 draw against Royal Antwerp at the City Ground.

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Despite taking the lead early on, Forest fell behind to the team managed by former Reds coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Matt Derbyshire added to his goal against Chesterfield in the week with another from the penalty spot in the seventh minute before substitutes Jordan Faucher and Roy Bakkenes struck in the second half to put the Belgian side ahead.

But Paterson, a recent arrival from Walsall, ensured the game finished all square when he turned midway inside the Antwerp half before knocking the ball between defenders and keeping his cool to finish with nine minutes remaining.

Trialist Adam McGurk secured a 1-1 draw for Birmingham in a pre-season friendly at Oxford and was denied a late winner at the Kassam Stadium.

The Northern Ireland international winger, released by Tranmere at the end of last season, fired City level just before half-time after Deane Smalley had put League Two Oxford into the lead in the 25th minute courtesy of a strong run and finish.

McGurk then had a chance to clinch victory for Blues in injury time but saw his header superbly tipped over by goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.

Barnsley twice came behind to share a 2-2 pre-season draw with Wolves at Oakwell.

Zeli Ismail converted Jake Cassidy's cross after just three minutes to put Wanderers - League One title favourites following back-to-back relegations - ahead after just three minutes.

But the Tykes were quickly level as Jacob Mellis converted neatly from 12 yards.

Danny Batth's flicked header put Wolves back in front in the 20th minute but hosts Barnsley levelled for a second time just before the hour mark, Chris O'Grady turning and slotting home after a well-worked move.

Charlton recorded an emphatic 3-0 win over League Two Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

In front of an impressive crowd of 8,557 the visitors broke the deadlock in the 34th minute, Bradley Pritchard heading home Cedric Evina's cross at the end of a swift counter-attack.

Callum Harriott added the second after the break before Yann Kermorgant got his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot shortly after stepping off the bench.

Bournemouth warmed up for the visit of Real Madrid with a 2-1 defeat to Woking.

Despite a sold-out clash with the Spanish giants due to start just 26 hours after the final whistle blew at the Kingfield Stadium, Eddie Howe named a strong starting line-up which included summer signing Ian Harte.

They took just six minutes to open the scoring, Jayden Stockley netting against his former club at the far post. That lead lasted just three minutes, though, as Gavin McCallum was left with the easiest of finishes to level things up.

And the home side had the final say with five minutes remaining when Lyle Taylor's low drive from outside the box found a way past Shwan Jalal to leave Howe focusing on Sunday's high-profile clash.

Shrewsbury and Bolton played out a 3-3 draw in an action-packed pre-season friendly at the Greenhous Meadow.

Marvin Sordell's powerful strike and Chris Eagles' well-taken finish sandwiched John Marsden's equaliser, before Sordell added his second with another sunning effort just before half-time to hand the Trotters a 3-1 advantage.

Yet League One Town hit back after the break to claim a draw, Paul Parry matching Sordell's eye for the spectacular before loan signing Akwasi Asante nicked the ball off Zat Knight to duly draw the Shropshire outfit level 13 minutes from time.

Theo Robinson scored a hat-trick and set up Derby's other goal as the Rams continued their pre-season preparations with a 4-1 win at Buxton.

Robinson, who has been made available for transfer by the Rams, headed home Michael Jacobs' free-kick in the 10th minute and was on hand again from close range just four minutes later to tap in Nathan Tyson's low cross.

Former Chesterfield defender Derek Niven replied for Buxton just before the half hour mark. He got on the end of a corner eight yards out but it has to be said that it was not good defending by Derby.

Shortly afterwards Robinson turned provider when his cross was converted by Jacobs.

Buxton were denied another goal when substitute Mark Reed saw his penalty saved by Saul Deeney before Robinson completed his hat-trick with 10 minutes remaining, capitalising on a poor back pass and sliding his shot beyond Andy Warrington.

Craig Westcarr's solitary strike ensured Walsall claimed the scalp of Championship side Leeds in an entertaining pre-season friendly at the Banks's Stadium.

Westcarr fired home the only goal of the game from just inside the penalty area after 11 minutes following good work from former United academy graduate James Baxendale.

Both sides enjoyed a host of chances to add to the scoreline but were denied by wayward finishing or great goalkeeping, Leeds stopper Paddy Kenny producing the save of the game to keep out Saddlers substitute Romaine Sawyers in the second half.

Colin Cooper's Hartlepool frustrated his old team as Pools drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough at Victoria Park.

A strong Boro line-up found home goalkeeper Scott Flinders in fine form. He denied Grant Leadbitter twice in the opening half an hour while Marvin Emnes shot straight at Flinders when well placed.

The solid and well-organised visitors did have chances with Luke James going close but they conceded a penalty with 16 minutes remaining when Emnes was fouled.

However, once again Flinders was up to the challenge and superbly kept out Lukas Jutkiewicz's spot-kick.

Two goals from Danny Ings helped Burnley to a comfortable 4-1 friendly win at Carlisle.

Having previously netted twice in a win over Cork the former Bournemouth forward scored another double after Ross Wallace's opener as the visitors raced into a three-goal lead inside 22 minutes.

Lee Miller's penalty was then superbly kept out by summer signing Tom Heaton before Junior Stanislas added a fine fourth with a clever chip.

And straight from the restart Lewis Guy drilled home a consolation for the League One outfit.

Two goals in as many second-half minutes saw York draw 1-1 with Blackpool at Bootham Crescent.

Blackpool handed a first start to their new signing Bobby Grant and the former Rochdale man forced a save from Michael Ingham early on.

Nathan Eccleston then fired straight at Ingham before being denied again after being set up by Craig Cathcart, who went on to head a great chance over the crossbar as the first half ended goalless.

Against the run of play Michael Coulson opened the scoring for York in the 55th minute from 20 yards out but the Championship side immediately when down the other end and Grant nodded home the equaliser.

A last-gasp leveller from Morten Gamst-Pedersen earned Blackburn a 2-2 draw with Rochdale at Spotland.

The home side took the lead against their Championship opponents after just 12 minutes when Scott Hogan got the better of Scott Dann and fired home.

New Blackburn signing Alan Judge then rattled the post with a curling free-kick before the lead was doubled three minutes after the break thanks to Peter Vincenti - a summer acquisition from Aldershot.

DJ Campbell pulled a goal back in the 61st minute, just seconds after stepping off the bench, and a minute into added time Pedersen curled home a free-kick from 20 yards out.

Udinese defeated QPR 2-1 in today’s pre-season friendly with goals from Dusan Basta and Naldo.

Basta took until the start of the second half to break the deadlock before Roberto Pereyra’s effort skimmed the upright and Maicosuel smacked his shot against the woodwork.

Maicosuel’s free kick found Naldo to double Udinese’s advantage.

Sutherland came off the bench for QPR and made an immediate impact, dispossessing Danilo to sprint forward and beat goalkeeper Kelava.

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