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8 April 2013

Gary MacKenzie helped Blackpool hold promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest to a 1-1 draw on Saturday while Tom Flanagan and Barnet were beaten 2-0 by Chesterfield.

MacKenzie, making his seventh appearance for the Tangerines, played a part in Paul Ince’s side’s solitary goal, laying off for Ludovic Sylvestre to sweep home from the edge of the area, before being replaced just after half-time following a clash of heads.

The three points, though, were snatched away from Blackpool, who conceded in the late on when Lewis McGugan sent Tangerines ‘keeper Matthew Gilks the wrong way from the penalty spot after a foul on Forest striker Billy Sharp.

MacKenzie will be now be looking to get back to fitness in time for Saturday’s clash with Burnley at Bloomfield Road.

Elsewhere, Flanagan’s Barnet failed to earn their failed to record their fifth straight clean-sheet when they were beaten by the Chesterfield at Underhill.

Flanagan had a shot destined for goal blocked by his own man in one of Barnet’s only clear-cut chances, as Edgar Davids’ men slipped to their first defeat in five games – a result which leaves them just three points adrift of the relegation zone.

Goals from Sam Togwell and former Dons midfielder Jay O’Shea were enough for the visiting Spireites, who kept their play-off aspirations alive in League 2.

Next up for Flanagan is a trip to Torquay United on Tuesday night.

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