25/04/09 12:30 Category: Championship
Another valuable point from a decent away performance which leaves our fate in our own hands... Read More...
18/04/09 15:00 Category: Championship
A few surprises in the starting XI with Perch at left back and Chambers at centre half in the absence of Lynch and Wilson. Neither let anyone down and made a real impression on the game... Read More...
13/04/09 15:00 Category: Championship
The improving team spirit and determination was there for all to see with a battling point despite having to play for the majority with ten men... Read More...
11/04/09 15:00 Category: Championship
This was one of those rare magical days that makes watching Forest worth every minute. For so long we found ourselves out played by a Bristol City and barely looked like picking up even a point.
Things turned in our favour with three important substitutions, each of the replacements making a positive impression on the game.
Their keeper tried to waste time and threw the ball out for himself to receive treatment. Gunter threw the ball to their full back and then charged down the clearance. The same player pulled Gunter to the floor and deserved the second yellow card. This incident combined with Garner’s arrival turned the game in our favour.
From the resulting free kick, McGugan found Garner perfectly to score with a neat header. These two players plus McCleary were providing City with plenty of problems with their pace and movement. Garner in particular looked like he had a point to prove having not played for so long.
Forest weren’t happy with a point and continued to press forward and with other results going in our favour, McCleary crossed from the right a couple of headers in the area kept the ball alive and Blackstock produced a stunning finish to complete the fightback.
Turner had a game to forget, missing one cross which led to a simple opener and then needlessly raced off his line only for their header to drop into an empty net. However, one low save with his right boot kept us in the game when conceding another would have given us no chance.
The starting line-up didn’t provide enough creativity in midfield with the Perch/Moussi combination never looking like working. Moussi struggled to make any impression and Perch dropped too deep and gave the ball away as soon as he’d won it back. As usual MOTM Cohen led by example throughout and predictably we looked a different side with him in the centre.
Earnshaw seemed to be struggling with injury but found that moment of quality to get us back into the game. Blackstock has fitted in pretty well and showed his class with the perfect finale.