Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Leeds v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner

Leeds v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner

Match Report From Kid's Corner, Forest v Leeds, Monday 21st April 2014.

After getting their first win in 12, two days ago, The Reds were in search of a second win over Easter. With all other results in, Forest had the chance to go just 1 point outside of the play offs (never thought I'd be saying that again this season) however, they still had to beat a strong but out of form Leeds team.

Forest were without the injured Lansbury and Wilson but even worse news was that Darlow was injured, meaning De Vries started. McLaughlin also made his League debut for The Reds after a disappointing loan spell at Bristol. Alright then here we go.


Forest started the game near enough the same way as they did against Birmingham, quickly! Even better they got the first chance, McLaughlin won, carried & then played a ball through to Derbyshire, who bent it around Butland and into the bottom corner, 1-0.

Infact the first goal at Leeds and the goal at Birmingham were only a few seconds apart. The Reds kept on applying pressure and got a couple more chances, the best on 16 minutes, Derbyshire battled for the ball, got a bit of fortune, expertly took it around Butland and made it 2-0, get in!

Despite the best efforts of the Championship's top scorer, Ross McCormack, Leeds couldn't get a shot on target. Derbyshire had another great chance to get his hat-trick but his header was over and he was in an offside position.

McLaughlin got himself some space and struck a sweet shot from 25 yards out but Butland saved comfortably. Although Leeds hadn't really troubled Forest the players couldn't relax and that was shown when McCormack won himself a free kick and his shot was inches wide. That was the last chance of the half. Half time.

A great game for all of the Forest players and the threat of McCormack not really troubling the defenders. Once again Derbyshire was very composed and proving the key player in the Forest side. The Reds players still needed to be weary of the Leeds attack and not relax or invite pressure on.

Forest came out and did the exact opposite, they started inviting pressure on and soon enough Leeds were making good chances the best of them was a free kick from McCormack but De Vries made a good save.

Leeds were really starting to get into the game, dominating possession and they were creating chances but their composure was shocking, with even McCormack either blazing over or putting it wide.

Then Forest got their chance, with some lovely Football played but it all came to nothing. Some more chances came for Leeds but still the finishing was poor.

De Vries then got subbed because of injury which meant the young Bulgarian, Evtimov, got his first League appearance for Forest. As full time approached it looked as if Leeds were going to get one back but the facts show it all, 25 goal attempts but only 3 on target!

For the last 10 minutes The Reds started to get back into the game more and didn't let Leeds get many more clear opportunities. Full time, 0-2.

A fantastic result, leaving Forest just one point outside of the play-offs with 2 games remaining. Derbyshire really starting to stand out as the season comes to a close, with 4 goals in 3 games. The absence of Reid, Lansbury, Wilson and Darlow not seeming to faze the squad. Thanks for reading, Bash9.



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

Writer:Our Kids Dad
Date:Wednesday April 23 2014
Time: 11:07PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Nottingham Forest And Perquis Part

Damien Perquis has left Nottingham Forest. The club have confirmed a mutual split, which has led to the former Toronto central defender making an immediate exit from the City Ground.

Warburton Won't Comment On Gardner

Whilst manager Mark Warburton said he felt Nottingham Forest were close to another addition or two from the transfer market, he wouldn't be drawn on Aston Villa midfielder...

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

Warburton - Mansfield Shows Progress

Manager Mark Warburton has said that the four nil victory over Mansfield Town at the weekend shows that Nottingham Forest are making good progress in their pre season plans.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:
Smith20%
Mancienne1%
Worrall1%
Mills1%
Lichaj1%
Vaughan3%
Ward44%
Cohen2%
Osborn1%
Carayol1%
Assombalonga23%
Sub-Clough1%
Sub-Brereton0%
Sub-Cash1%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pope John XXIII403
2.Old Red Fart306
3.Apollyon288
4.orbitalforest258
5.Ingy244
6.mao tse tung243
7.Bad_Dog195
8.LyttleByLyttle177
9.Widdow163
10.the jock159
Vital Football Comment