The 29 year-old was also involved in Forest’s opening two goals and his man-of-the-match performance earned high praise from his manager Dougie Freedman.
“Jamie for me is the best free transfer out there,” said Freedman, “he gets goals, he’s infectious, he’s bubbly - and he showed today why he was one of the first signings I made in the summer. He’s all about the team.
“I think he’s a typical Nottingham Forest player - dropping into holes, getting it, giving it. I think the crowd appreciated his energy levels and the way he played the game today.”
Captain Steven Davis was influential as his Southampton side overcame the Northern Ireland trio of Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt. The midfielder setup Dusan Tadic to give Saints their 3-0 win over West Brom.
In League One, striker Rory Donnelly’s hot-streak in front of goal continued as he bagged a brace for Gillingham in their 2-2 League One draw at Doncaster Rovers.
The former Cliftonville forward, who has now scored four in his last three outings for the Kent outfit, opened his account in the ninth minute with a superb volley and put his side two up with a cool finish just after the break.
Also on the scoresheet was former under-21 international Paddy McLaughlin who helped Gateshead to a 2-1 victory over fellow National League side Eastleigh in the Second Round of the FA Trophy.
In Scotland, midfielder Michael Duffy, who is on a season-long loan at Alloa Athletic from Celtic, found the net in the 41st minute of the Scottish Championship clash with Morton, his first since his move to the Indodrill Stadium.
Unfortunately though for the 21 year-old it will be erased from the records as the game was abandoned just after the hour mark because of worsening weather conditions due to heavy snow.