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Luke Chambers headed home a second-half Chris Cohen corner to set Nottingham Forest on their way to a deserved 2-0 win against a lacklustre and decidedly average Scunthorpe side.

Billy Davies' men dominated possession throughout and despite some wasteful finishing, secured the points - and back-to-back Coca-Cola Championship wins - with two goals in quick succession after 70 minutes, with Dexter Blackstock doubling the home side's lead after Chambers' opener.

With the defeat at the City Ground, the Iron's four-game unbeaten run was brought to an end, but the 2-0 scoreline could have been much heavier were it not for some wasteful finishing from the hosts' strikers in the opening 69 minutes.

With 25 minutes of the second period played, the majority of the 18,332 fans were treated to the goal the hosts deserved as Cohen whipped in a corner from the right which Chambers met strongly with a powerful header to make it 1-0.

And soon after the opener came the second as Paul Anderson made a burst through the middle towards the right. He eventually fired in a low cross which was met by the onrushing Blackstock who converted to make it two after 72 minutes.

Jonathan Forte was unlucky not to halve the deficit for Scunthorpe with seven minutes remaining as his strong run and shot through the middle agonisingly rebounded off the post after a deflection off Lee Camp in the Forest goal in the last meaningful action of the match.

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