Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Mcgugan Pleases Boss

Mcgugan Pleases Boss

Manager Colin Calderwood hailed Lewis McGugan after his brilliant match-winning free-kick kept Nottingham Forest in the hunt for automatic promotion.

McGugan struck just five minutes from time to end Forest's frustration and leave Gillingham ruing the loss of a vital survival point.

Although Forest dominated the first half they were running out of attacking ideas when Gillingham defender Brent Sancho brought down substitute Nathan Tyson three yards outside the box.



And with Gillingham preparing for a left footer from Kris Commons, teenager McGugan stepped up to curl a superb right-foot shot past French goalkeeper Romain Larrieu.

Calderwood said: 'He has got his own style of taking free-kicks and now we've got a threat from both sides with Lewis with his right foot and Kris Commons with his left.

'I don't think the pressure of the situation was an issue for him. Pressure is when he has got to try and win a ball that isn't necessarily his but Lewis is a level-headed lad and just gets on with his job.

'He has already had a few highs and lows in his short first-team career but those experiences will make him an even better player. He is a quiet boy but he is reaping the benefit of what I believe is an excellent youth policy at this club.'

Gillingham boss Ronnie Jepson made no attempt to hide his disappointment with the performance of the match officials.

He said: 'I don't know whether the free-kick that led to the goal was a free-kick or not. The referee, who was five yards away, was not going to give it but a busy linesman who was 20 yards away raised his flag.

'It's just a shame the other linesman wasn't as busy when Gary Mulligan got pulled down in the box. It was a blatant penalty.

'Gary is as honest as the day is long and was pulled down in the box for a penalty but when you haven't got the best part of 20,000 people shouting for decisions, you don't get always get them.

'I thought my players battled away well. We rode our luck in the first half but we stuck at it and in the end we are bitterly disappointed not to come out of the game with a point to show for our efforts.'




Nottingham Evening Post


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

Writer:
Date:Sunday March 18 2007
Time: 7:44PM

Comments

0
Yes great goal the keeper was rooted to the spot. Nice to have some options with the dead ball.
Johnny Kipper
19/03/2007 17:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Video - Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City

A first win in eight eased the Nottingham Forest relegation concerns but increased those of Bristol City as Gary Brazil made a winning start as caretaker boss.

Stats: Forest v Bristol City

All the stats from Forest (1) vs (0) Bristol City, City Ground, 21/1/17 Att: 17,418

Nottingham Forest v Bristol City - Team Sheets

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Bristol City the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Forest v Bristol, Vital's Match Preview.

Managerless Nottingham Forest take on Lee Johnson`s Bristol City in today`s City Ground relegation six pointer.

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)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By:
Henderson5%
Lichaj2%
Mills2%
Hobbs23%
Pinillos5%
Mancienne17%
Vaughan2%
Ward2%
Cash23%
Osborn17%
Assombalonga0%
Sub - Bendtner2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
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)

Jan 25 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Jimmy Gordon431
2.orbitalforest296
3.Apollyon294
4.Galaxy42284
5.LyttleByLyttle260
6.Our Kids Dad248
7.the jock246
8.paplane235
9.da fuq191
10.Pope John XXIII182
Vital Football Comment