Bolton forwards among the best in defeat in Championship weekend

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Bolton, Norwich, Blackpool, Nottingham Forest and Watford forwards starred in the weekend's Championship action.

Another weekend goes by in the Championship and the division as a whole retains it intrigue with several interesting results.

The forwards got their fair share of goals on a weekend which saw Blackpool and Nottingham Forest play out a 4-4 thriller, while Watford kept up their promotion challenge with a 4-3 win over Bolton at Macron Stadium to record their third consecutive victory.

  TeamGoalsOn Target Shooting AccuracyTotal Att AssistTotal Scoring AttMins Played
Zach Clough Bolton 2 75% 4 4 90
Daryl Murphy Ipswich 2 50% 1 4 90
Dexter Blackstock Forest 1 67% 0 3 38
Steve Davies Blackpool 1 100% 2 2 32
Troy Deeney Watford 1 50% 1 4 33
Lewis Grabban Norwich 1 100% 1 3 90
Odion Ighalo Watford 1 50% 2 2 90
Yann Kermorgant Bournemouth 1 50% 1 4 75
Adam Le Fondre Bolton 1 67% 2 6 90

Bolton's Zach Clough and Ipswich's Daryl Murphy were the highest scoring forwards this weekend. Murphy's goals proved vital as they keep pace with the leaders who are jostling for the promotion places, while Clough, and teammate Adam Le Fondre, shone in defeat, with Le Fondre looking the most threatening forward with a total of six attempts on goal.

Clough also showed there's more to his game than goals with total attacking assists totalling four as he brought other players into the game.

Dexter Blackstock made an impact off the bench for Forest in their draw at Bloomfield Road with three attempts on goal during his second half showing, as did Steve Davies for their opponents. Another man to make an impact off the bench was Troy Deeney at the Macron Stadium for Watford. As well as getting on the scoresheet, four attempts in 33 minutes represents a huge threat to the opposition back line.

Lewis Grabban managed to find the target every time for Norwich City as his goal helped the Canaries climb into the play-off places with a 2-0 win over Wolves.

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