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Forest Take The Points And Head For Safety

Norwich City
2 - 3
Nottingham Forest

Carrow Road

28/12/08

Attendance: 25,475

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Forest scored all 5 goals in a thrilling 3-2 win over Norwich City this afternoon and for the first time since September, climbed out of the relegation zone.

Caretaker manager John Pemberton was forced to make 5 changes to the side that crumbled at home to Doncaster on Boxing Day and it has to be said, they didn't let him down. Lee Camp once again performed heroics in the Forest goal, in what looks like being his last game for the club. Listening to his comments in the post match interview, it seems the club have shamefullly missed the chance to sign him, as his loan spell comes to an end.

The Reds' went in 2-0 up at half time with goals from midfielders Thornhill and McGugan. It was a performance that was in stark contrast to the one that cost Calderwood his job against Doncaster and a scoreline the lads thoroughly deserved.

The second half saw the home side play with more purpose and posed a constant threat to the usually fragile defence. But today it sounded as though we had a little more in the way of heart and were more than up for the fight. Everything was going well, until Breckin caught an unfortunate deflection off a Darel Russell shot, to make it 2-1 with almost 20 mins left. Everything was set for a nail biting finish and they didn't let us down.

The goal gave Norwich the lift they needed and they threw the kitchen sink at us. Fair play to the lads for not only holding out, but for adding to the score. It was former Canary Robert Earnshaw who got the priceless goal that gave us the points. At least that's what you thought, until we scored the second own goal of the game to make it 3-2. Garner somehow fired a diving header into his own goal with 3 minutes of extra time still remaining. It was indeed a tense finale and one that for a change went our way.

This was a great win for the lads and one that should give them and the fans the confidence, that all is not yet lost. We now sit one place above the drop zone, level on points with Donny. All of a sudden the table looks much better, but we now need the Chairman and CEO to appoint the right man to take us further up the table and ensure that we maintain our Championship status.


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Writer:guinless
Date:Sunday December 28 2008
Time: 6:01PM

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