Nottingham Forest 1998
have a good record against Spurs so we were hopeful of a result today.
And in the first half Forest looked promising, with some good lively
But Beasant had to make the first save after a spell of pressure
Steve Stone looked for a penalty when he felt he had been
denied a goal scoring opportunity, but the referee was not interested.
There was a lot of pressure all through the first half from Armstrong,
but unfortunately the wrong one - Chris not Craig.
did not start the second half, having picked up a knock to the head,
and Christian Edwards was given a chance.
But, within 30 seconds of
the second half Stone was sent off for a second yellow card offence.
It would seem to have been caused by some play-acting from Ginola(surely
not, I hear you cry!)who rather dramatically fell to the ground following
an inocuous clash.
He continued to throw himself to the ground throughout
the second half.
With Forest down to 10 men Freedman came off for Bonalair in order to play a more defensive game.
thing did not go to plan.
Spurs first goal came on 58 minutes. Ginola
made a run down the left side which left the Forest defence for dead
and pulled the ball back for Armstrong to put it neatly past Beasant.
Goal number two, on 68 minutes, came from a wonderful delivery by
Darren Anderton, who put the ball onto Neilson's head for him to glance
it into the top corner.
Forest had barely a shot on goal, with one
attempt from PvH going wide.
A match to be quickly forgotten, which
should at least be easy for Craig Armstrong who, unfortunately, suffered
some concussion and loss of memory resulting from his knock in the
Another battling game but the Stone incident took whatever
chance Forest had of continuing there winning record, away.