UK time is: 20:05:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

That's A First!

History was made on Tuesday evening, in the game between Coventry and Forest, when for the first time ever, a female took charge of a football match in the Football League.

Amy Fearn (formerly Amy Raynor) took over from injured ref Anthony Bates in the game, when he had to retire with a leg injury after 70 minutes.

A very excited Amy told the football-league.co.uk. 'It was great - I could get used to that every week. I always have a laugh before the game with the referee saying, 'go on give me ten minutes'.

Thankfully for Amy, the game went well and there was nothing controversial for her to deal with. This will raise the profile of women in football and will also take her one step closer to fulfilling her dream of one day refereeing in the Premiership. Whether she accomplishes that dream or not remains to be seen, but I bet former Luton Town manager Mike Newell has his head in his hands, after hearing of Amy's exploits. It's also another in a long line of firsts for Forest. We were the first team to play in red. The first team to introduce shin pads. The first team to play with nets and under floodlights. We were also the first club to have lettered seating and of course we were the first team to have won the European Cup (TWICE!) and to play in the third tier of their domestic leagues. Go us.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 10 2010

Time: 8:29PM

Your Comments

Yes, this record breaking fact so gob-smacked our players, that we forgot to play some football. Not her fault I suppose.
daddyreddog
So, how did she do?
herringthorpe
No major balls ups by her, but the forth offical (who took her place on the line) was determined not to give us anything. Billy must have bellowed in his ear too often. Daftest thing, six mins stoppage time, it took longer than that to swap refs.
daddyreddog
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest v Leeds Match Preview (Friday December 19 2014)

Forest v Leeds - How Will It Go? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Fox - Follow The Yellow Brick Beard (Thursday December 18 2014)

Pearce - Be More Assured Against Leeds (Thursday December 18 2014)

Lascelles Bailed!! (Thursday December 18 2014)

We Needed More (Thursday December 18 2014)

Former Forest Boss Keen On Rangers (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Forest Fan Wins Transfer Fund (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Archived Nottingham Forest Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. PVH 304
2. Jimmy Gordon 259
3. LyttleByLyttle 170
4. Calvin Plummer 149
5. Ingy 136
6. Brettwilliamslipcap 135
7. Our Kids Dad 132
8. toms 126
9. RedSmedDownUnder 123
10. Polly 433 103

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 1 - 1 Leeds Utd
Rotherham 0 - 0 Forest
Forest 1 - 1 Charlton
Birmingham 2 - 1 Forest
Wolves 0 - 3 Forest
Forest 2 - 1 Norwich

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Watford 22 11 5 6 16 38
7. Norwich 22 9 7 6 11 34
8. Blackburn 22 9 7 6 3 34
9. Forest 22 7 10 5 5 31
10. Wolves 22 8 7 7 -7 31
11. Cardiff 22 8 6 8 -1 30
12. Charlton 22 6 12 4 -1 30

Breaking League News

Gray - We Have To Be Better Than That
Sheff Wed : 21/12/2014 19:57:00
LUFC Leeds Loan Watch - December 20th
Leeds Utd : 21/12/2014 19:56:00
Holloway - We Were Hesitant Against Bolton
Millwall : 21/12/2014 19:47:00
Peeters - Slow Start Cost Us
Charlton : 21/12/2014 19:38:00
Lack Of Consistency Frustrates Slade
Cardiff : 21/12/2014 19:26:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Darlow 0%
Lichaj 0%
Wilson 0%
Fox 0%
Hunt 0%
Tesche 0%
Mancienne 0%
Lansbury 0%
Antonio 0%
Fryatt 0%
Blackstock 0%
Sub:-Assombalonga 0%
Sub:-Burke 0%
Sub:-Paterson 0%