August 2012, and Bolton Wanderers under manager Owen Coyle had begun their first season back in the Championship following relegation the previous season.
The season did not get off to the best of starts, with Bolton losing their opening game of the season away to Coyle's former club Burnley. Goals from Martin Paterson and Charlie Austin gave the home side a 2-0 win which left Bolton in the relegation zone.
That Friday night, and in front of the Sky cameras, Bolton welcomed Nottingham Forest to the Reebok for the first time since a 2001 League Cup tie in which Bolton prevailed with a single goal from ex-Leeds man Rod Wallace.
Bolton came back into things through dangerman Chris Eagles. Forest's Greg Halford came close to scoring an own goal with his head via an Eagles' cross from the left. It would be Eagles who brought Bolton back into the game when Kevin Davies' header rebounded from Lee Camp's left post, and the former Burnley winger converted beyond the helpless goalkeeper.
It was Marvin Sordell who had the first shout of the second period. Within moments, Davies outmuscled the hapless Halford and played the ball to his partner, whose finish beat Lee Camp courtesy of a post. Sordell should then have had a second goal but his close-range effort was blasted over.
Just after half-time, Marvin Sordell slotted home his first goal for Bolton to give us a 2-1 lead. He would prove less clinical shortly after when he missed when in a promising position following more good work from Eagles.
Bolton would regret that miss within minutes as Blackstock's header was moved on by Cox and Andy Reid's surge from midfield ended in the equaliser.
The game soon petered out and finished with a 2-2 draw, one which improved Bolton's league placing by one position to thirteenth.
"We grew into the game and played at a higher intensity, but we should have put the game to bed at 2-1.
"My frustration is that we've gifted a soft second goal. Fair play to Andy Reid, though, because it was a great goal.
"We showed a lot of character but there is an element of frustration because we have terrific players who are pleasing on the eye, but we need to stop gifting goals."
"I'm pleased with the spirit. I think we lost our way in the first half and we tried to get to half-time without conceding, but it didn't happen.
"Both sides could have won. The game became like a five-a-side match when they could have scored and we could have scored.
"However, we were away from home and are in transition trying to formulate a team. There were both positives and negatives to take from the game."
Camp, Harding, Collins, Halford, Moloney, Gillett, Guedioura (Hutchinson - 81' ), McGugan (Greening - 90' ), Reid, Cox, Blackstock
Subs - Evtimov, Hutchinson, Lascelles, Greening, Majewski, McGoldrick, Derbyshire