Ilkeston 1 Forest 2
Basically it was a reserve side, with some youth thrown in, but Forest collected a pre-season win at Ilkeston last night.
The official website reports that almost half a dozen of those on display have been training with the 1st team so they will be looking to be there or thereabouts in the upcoming season so this would have been viewed as another opportunity to impress new manager Steve McClaren.
A 25-yard screamer from Danny Meadows (30) gave Forest the lead with Patrick Bamford (45) adding a second following a fine run. Darryl Thomas (77) gave the hosts hope but Forest held on for a 2-1 win.
Kieron Wallace being carried off was an unwelcome sight for Forest fans though.
Ilkeston: Butcher(Swift 45minHT), Pride(Zisarus-Gibson 80min), Peel, Green(Garton 80min), Palmer(Mellors-Blair, 80min), Hill, Lammy(Thomas 67min), Caskey(Colton 59min), Waite(Ricketts 59min), Wilson(Sirbour 67min), McCall(Tobin 80min)
Scorer: Thomas 77min
Forest: Darlow(Gathercole 59min), Freeman(C), Byrne, Morgan, Watson, Lascelles, Artymatas, Meadows, Bamford, Blake, Wallace(Osbourne 70min)
Subs not used: Kyprianou, Swindell, Ackroyd, Sebastio
Scorers: Meadows 30min, Bamford 45min
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