The two dropped points saw Stuart Pearce’s side slip one point below Norwich City, who won 3-1 away to Blackpool.
Forest had just one shot on target in a match of little incident, with visitors Brighton managing just two attempts on Karl Darlow’s goal.
Brighton will be very proud of their efforts, as they almost matched their hosts in terms of possession and climbed up to 17th in the table as a result of their hard-fought draw.
As for Forest, two of their players took to Twitter after the match to share their thoughts, with second-half substitute Jamie Paterson writing, “Still unbeaten, stay positive.”
Jack Hunt echoed that sentiment but shared his regret.
“Disappointed with the game yesterday both personally and as a team,” he wrote. “We know we are a lot better. Still unbeaten; on to Tuesday.”
That is when Forest face Wigan Athletic in a match they will be desperate to win to prevent their outstanding early-season form from slipping further.
Disappointed with the game yesterday both personally and as a team. We know we are a lot better. Still unbeaten, on to Tuesday #nffc— Jack Hunt (@Hunty32) September 28, 2014