Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

The Fairytale Is Over For Junior

The Fairytale Is Over For Junior

It's been an emotional tournament for Forest striker Junior Agogo, but his African Cup of Nations dream ended in heartache tonight, as host nation Ghana lost 1-0 to Cameroon at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

The first half was a tense and nervy affair with Cameroon content on hitting long balls up the pitch in an effort to keep the home side at bay. Chances were few and far between and the sides went in level at the break.

The second half was an altogether much better game, with Cameroon starting the better, but the Black Stars soon took control and were beginning to look menacing themselves.

Just as it looked like the home side would break the deadlock, Cameroon hit Ghana with a sucker punch counter attack. From inside their own box, Cameroon broke fast and were straight on the attack. Samuel Eto'o slid the ball through for Alain NKong to hit the ball past Kingston in the Ghanaian goal.

Junior had a golden chance to level minutes from time when he headed over the bar from the edge of the 6 yard box. The game ended in drama when Cameroon player Bikey was sent off for deliberately pushing over a medic who was treating a Cameroon player, but the visitors were able to hold out for the win. It now means Agogo has to settle for a third place playoff game on Saturday between the losers of the Egypt v Ivory Coast game later tonight.

Writer:guinless
Date:Thursday February 7 2008
Time: 8:02PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Al Hasawi Facing Bill From Moores

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi is facing the prospect of a 'multi-millions pound bill' coming his way following the collapse of the proposed John Jay Moores takeover last week.

Vital View - Championship, 12th-14th January 2017

Newcastle moved above Brighton to the top of the table when Albion slipped up. Rotherham and Wigan both won but remain in the bottom three with Blackburn.

Garcia Favourite United Legend Giggs An Outsider

When Montanier was appointed Forest were also linked with former Brighton & Watford boss Garcia. He's seen as a favourite again with Manchester United legend Giggs an outside bet.

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)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Henderson10%
Mancienne2%
Mills2%
Hobbs44%
Lichaj2%
Lam1%
Cash2%
Pereira1%
Osborn1%
Lica29%
Assombalonga2%
Sub - Pinillos2%
Sub - Vaughan2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
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 21 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
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

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Jimmy Gordon423
2.orbitalforest233
3.Galaxy42227
4.the jock207
5.Apollyon205
6.LyttleByLyttle203
7.Our Kids Dad194
8.paplane188
9.da fuq124
10.mao tse tung120
Vital Football Comment