Nottingham Forest - Bring On The Glovers
UK time is: 20:28:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Hartlepool United 0 - Nottingham Forest 1

Victoria Park

April 26, 2008

Attendance: 5,206

Bring On The Glovers

Forest head into a final day showdown next week against Yeovil at the City Ground and a genuine chance of automatic promotion. Thanks to a 1-0 win at Hartlepool and a 3-0 defeat for Carlisle at Millwall, the Reds sit just a point behind Doncaster, with just 1 game to go.

Calderwood rested Commons and McGugan and put them on the bench. To be honest I was perplexed by this, but fair play to him when he brought them on as subs, they really changed the game. McCleary got a start and his pace caused problems all afternoon. Although it was a game that we dominated from the start, it was a tense and nervy one for the fans.

Forest had the chances to go in front, but the first half ended in stalemate as the tension began to rise. Results from elsewhere began to filter through to the crowd and the players must have known as well because the tempo seemed to raise in the second half. Forest were playing with purpose and were asking all the questions. But the ball wouldn't go in the net.

Perch, Ormerod, Tyson and Commons had all gone close to scoring, but the breakthrough was proving elusive. Calderwood made a positive and decisive substitution early in the half, with the introduction of McGugan and Davies. It began to pay dividends, as the Reds dominated and were intent on attack.

Hartlepool had a couple of chances when they hit us on the break. Pushing everyone forward was leaving us open at the back and David Foley nearly made us pay, when he forced a decent save from Smith.

With only 4 mins of time left and a goal beginning to look unlikely, up pops McGugan with a cracker. He sent a curling shot from the edge of the box passed keeper Lee-Barrett, to send the players, coaching staff and the fans delirious.

We still need Doncaster to fall short next week against Cheltenham, but it's nicely set up for a sellout City Ground and the chance to nick it on the final day of the season. Also add into the mix, the chance for revenge over Yeovil and you have a potential thriller on your hands. This was the 3rd win in a row for us today. That's the first time we've done that all season. Maybe things are finally looking up. Bring on the Glovers!

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 26 2008

Time: 6:25PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
So how many of you reckon you can sneak that 2nd spot?
will it ever happen
Report Abuse
28/04/2008 10:33:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Old Red Fart 27
2. PVH 25
3. Our Kids Dad 23
4. paz1967 20
5. Pope John XXIII 19
6. Calvin Plummer 18
7. MrsBrownsBoys 18
8. the jock 17
9. Johnny Met Jesus 16
10. toms 14

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 0 - 1 Hull City
Huddersfield 1 - 1 Forest
Forest 1 - 2 Middlesbrough
Birmingham 0 - 1 Forest
Q.P.R. 1 - 2 Forest
Forest 1 - 2 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Q.P.R. 10 4 3 3 -2 15
12. Ipswich 10 4 3 3 -2 15
13. Fulham 10 3 3 4 1 12
14. Forest 10 3 3 4 -1 12
15. Blackburn 10 2 5 3 2 11
16. Leeds Utd 10 2 5 3 -4 11
17. Charlton 10 2 4 4 -3 10

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Report - Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Preston
Preston : 04/10/2015 19:55:00
RUFC - Three Down But Plenty To Go?
Rotherham : 04/10/2015 19:49:01
Rotherham : 04/10/2015 19:15:01
The Architects Of Our Own Downfall!
Preston : 04/10/2015 18:27:00
Vital Report - Blackburn 2-0 Ipswich
Blackburn : 04/10/2015 17:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Hull MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
de Vries 0%
Lichaj 0%
Mills 0%
Hobbs 0%
Pinillos 0%
Lansbury 0%
Mancienne 0%
Vaughan 0%
Castro Oliveira 0%
O'Grady 0%
Mendes da Graca 0%
Sub - Ebecilio 0%
Sub - Ward 0%
Sub - Walker 0%