UK time is: 18:01:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Oooo Matt Forest!

A typically robust Leeds United side left the City Ground empty handed yesterday, thanks to an 84th minute strike from Matt (Forest) Derbyshire.

Quite frankly Leeds should consider themselves lucky that it was only 2 - 1 and had Paddy Kenny to thank for keeping them in with a chance.

Paddy, the subject of some rather humerous chanting, pulled off some fine saves throughout the game - although, he was rooted to the spot for Reid's second half shot, which cannoned off his left hand post!

In the opening minute, Paddy was lucky to be awarded a free kick, when Halford got to the ball first following a sloppy back pass.

Leeds, notably Brown, set about stamping their physical authority on the game - but Forest gave as good as they got and continued to create chances, although, Kenny was largely untroubled.

However, in the 23rd minute Halford gave him no chance, to notch his second headed goal in 2 games, from Reid's free kick, to put Forest 1 up.

Chances for Reid & Mackie followed shortly afterwards, both should have played a through ball to better positioned, un-marked team mates - which should have sent Forest in at half time with the game won.

The second half followed similar pattern, with the better chances falling to Forest - again, special mention to Kenny who palmed away a vicious close range strike from Abdoun. The latter was replaced by Derbyshire in the 68th minute.

Leeds got back on level terms in fortuitous circumstances in the 83rd minute. Straight after Reid's strike had hit the post, the resultant goal kick was worked up the Leeds right. Byram's cross-shot was weak and as Lascelles covering clearance hit Darlow, it fell straight to Ross McCormack's feet for him to side foot home from close range.

This proved to Leeds's only shot on target in the match and was the first goal conceded by Forest in over 450 minutes of football.

Billy Davies brought on Cox for the tireless Mackie and as the Leeds fans celebrated, the re-start saw Leeds cut apart by an incisive passing move with Derbyshire's superb strike from 30 yards leaving Kenny helpless, some 70 seconds later.

There was no late Leeds rally in the 5 minutes of injury time, to allow Forest to bring down the curtain on 2013 with a second home win.




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: Our Kids Dad Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 30 2013

Time: 12:29PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Archived 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. Jimmy Gordon 474
2. da fuq 413
3. PVH 324
4. toms 292
5. arthursleftball 212
6. MarvinsPA 210
7. MrsBrownsBoys 189
8. Behind Red Eyes 183
9. PorksOfLTLF 173
10. McWoany 160

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 1 - 0 Birmingham
Q.P.R. 5 - 2 Forest
Forest 3 - 3 Sheff Wed
Forest 1 - 2 Millwall
Ipswich 1 - 1 Forest
Forest 0 - 1 Charlton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 10 64
8. Ipswich 43 17 13 13 6 64
9. Forest 43 15 17 11 5 62
10. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62
11. Blackburn 43 15 16 12 3 61
12. Watford 42 15 15 12 18 60

Breaking League News

Watford : 19/04/2014 17:56:00
Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 17:06:00
Q.P.R. : 19/04/2014 16:37:00
Rams Secure Play-offs
Derby County : 19/04/2014 16:25:00
Derby County : 19/04/2014 16:20:00
Leicester 1 QPR 0 - 19 April 2014
Leicester City : 19/04/2014 16:16:00
Watford v Ipswich starting XIs
Watford : 19/04/2014 14:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would be the right No.2 For Stuart Pearce?
Suggested By:  gedling52
Steve Wigley 7%
Johnny Rotten 13%
Ray Wilkins 21%
Colin Calderwood 4%
Neil Warnock 4%
Colin Cooper 30%
Brian Roy 4%
John McGovern 0%
Brian Laws 13%
A N Other 4%