Nottingham Forest 1999
a 5 - 3 - 2 formation and van Hooijdonk on the bench you could have
been forgiven for thinking that Forest were not going all out to win
But Villa must have thought you only had to show up to beat
Forest, and looked very poor for most of the first half.
best chance of the half came on 20mins. when a shot from Andy Johnson
cleared the cross bar.
The referee went off injured on 25mins - and
that was as exciting as it got until injury time.
Mark Draper's back-header
went past Crossley and into the bottom right hand corner and once
again Forest went in losing at half time.
Both sides came out for
the second half looking much more positive and lively. But, unfortunately
it didn't last.
Bart-Williams came on for Johnson. As he was one of
the few Forest players who was having a good game we can only assume
he had picked up an injury.
Villa's second goal came on 57 mins. It
was set up by Steve Stone, beating Hjelde and Stensaas, for their
18-year old sub, Barry, to put the ball over the line.
to go steadily downhill from there. They were unable to even cope
with the basics with even simple 5 yard passes going astray.
came on for Stensaas on 70 mins but was unable to make an impact on
a side who looked nothing more than embarrassing.
It was a depressing
afternoon for the few Forest fans who made the trip to Villa.
Forest now definitely relegated the end of the season cannot come