Report: Nottingham Forest 3-1 Millwall

MILLWALL'S four-match unbeaten run away from home was brought to a shuddering halt by Nottingham Forest.

The Lions travelled to the City Ground full of confidence on the back of their impressive 3-0 win at Peterborough in midweek, but missed a host of chances and conceded twice in a disasterous first half to leave them with a mountain to climb against their relegation rivals.

James Henry had seen a left-footed volley rebound off the post before Garath McCleary headed the home side in front.

Forest doubled their lead after 38 minutes when Stoke loanee Danny Higginbotham followed-up after Andy Reid's free-kick had only been half-cleared.

Henry was then denied again by the woodwork on the stroke of half time as Millwall desperately searched for a way back into the match.

And they thought they had finally found it when substitute Darius Henderson nodded in from close range in the 64th minute, but Reid's explosive 25-yard drive killed off hopes of a second-half fightback.

With third-bottom Coventry picking up a point at home to Birmingham, and second-bottom Doncaster drawing at West Ham, the Lions saw the gap between themselves and the relegation zone cut to seven points.

Nottingham Forest: Camp, Cunningham, Chambers, Higginbotham, Reid (Lynch, 90mins), McCleary, Gunter, Moussi, Tudgay (Wootton, 90mins), Guedioura, Blackstock (Miller, 90mins).

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Barron (Smith, 77mins), Abdou, Robinson, Ward, Bouazza, Trotter (Wright, 46mins), Keogh, Kane (Henderson, 60mins), Henry.

2 thoughts on “Report: Nottingham Forest 3-1 Millwall

  • March 11, 2012 at 13:39

    Well done Jacket, another bad decision. What happened to the saying "dont change a winning team. Smith had a blinding game against Peterborough, Wright scores a great goal,and whats their reward,they get dropped. What message does that send to the players. Surprise surprise Jacket drops one of our best defenders and we concede three, and we miss a load of chances and the guy who scored on tuesday isnt in the team. I dread to think what brilliant tactics Jacket has in store for us on sat . In my opinion Jacket will take us down.

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