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Match Report From Kids Corner: Forest v Blackpool

Match Report From Kids Corner: Forest v Blackpool

Match Report From Kids Corner, Forest v Blackpool, Saturday 9th of August 2014.

Opening day! Finally, after a busy pre-season the new Forest squad had their first game of the new season against a Blackpool team that could only manage 15 men on the team sheet! The Reds lined up with 7 new signings in the starting 11: Mancienne (cb), Fox (cb), Hunt (rb), Burke (rw), Antonio (lw), Fryatt (st) and Assombalonga (st). Alright then here we go.

Forest started strong, with their fans still chanting 'Psycho, Psycho,' when Michail Antonio's header just missing the far corner and then Fryatt tried to bend one into the top corner but his shot was high and wide.

Blackpool got their first chance of the game and should have been a goal ahead when Delfouneso missed a free header from 5 yards, after a great delivery from a free kick.

After 25 minutes Reid had a cracking shot that struck the post but the rebound fell to Antonio who finished coolly, 1-0. Straight after the goal Britt Assombalonga showed a bit of class with a sharp turn and a thundering shot that was just wide of the left hand post.

Another new signing, Chris Burke, gave an early contender for goal of the season in the first game with a quality turn and bending effort that found its way into the top corner from 25 yards, 2-0 what a goal! The Reds only got one more chance in the half and that came again through Antonio who's shot was saved safely by Joe Lewis in the Blackpool net. Half time.

A positive half from Forest with two good goals and good performances from all of the new signings. Blackpool already looking like a relegation threatened team not even having a shot on goal yet. If the game carried on like the first half Blackpool could concede 6 or 7.

The second half started with both teams not making any chances and already looking tired in the heat. A dangerous cross from Burke just eluded Assombalonga. After 10 long minutes the first real chance of the half came through Andrea Orlandi who's curling shot just missed the far corner, Blackpool still without their first shot on target.

The Tangerines ha certainly improved and their little patch of good form continued with Mellis and Orlandi both getting decent chances but they both put the ball wide.

McLaughlin got Forest's first sight of goal, in the second half, but his shot whistled well wide. Assombalonga had a chance but his header was difficult and he could only get it straight at Joe Lewis.

Assombalonga put in a dangerous cross, which looked like the defender handled to put it out for a corner.

Finally, in the dying embers of the game Lundstram got Blackpool's first shot on target which gave the Blackpool fans a reason to shout for the first time in the game. That was pretty much the last action of the game. Full time.

The Reds first game of the season went exactly to plan with a comfortable win, even if the second half was dull and they should have scored 4 or 5! Two goals for two new signings, a clean sheet and on the whole all good performances from the rest of the team against a bogey side. Forest off to a great start and now ready for the next games.

Thanks for reading, Bash9.



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Writer:Our Kids Dad
Date:Tuesday August 12 2014
Time: 12:24AM

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