West Brom defeated at home as Forest close gap on Newcastle to 5 points

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Nottingham Forest close gap to 5 points on Newcastle

All the talk surrounding Newcastle United this last week has been about their transfer targets Jermaine Beckford & Matthew Kilgallon. However, with our game with Reading at the Madejski Stadium called off due to the heavy snow, all the focus was on tonights game at the Hawthorns. In what was a rumbustious display from Nottingham Forest, they ran out 1-3 winners against a West Brom side looking to close the gap on us to three points. With Forest lying 3rd themselves before kick-off, it meant an ideal result would have been probably a draw. However, it ended up being a comprehensive Forest win.

Goals from Dexter Blackstock, Radoslaw Majewski and Chris Cohen saw Forest develop a three to nothing lead just before the hour mark. A consolation goal from Roman Bednar meant that Forest, who are beginning to look like real promotion contenders,move up to second in the Coca Cola Championship table.

Tonights result isn’t the worst for us because it means we’re 5 points clear and have a game in hand on Forest. Meaning if we win our next match which conveniently is against West Bromwich Albion at St.James’ Park providing the Reading game isn’t rescheduled for sometime midweek, we’ll go 8 points clear of West Brom themselves.

Needless to say WB aren’t our only challengers, Nottingham who beat us courtesy of a Dexter Blackstock goal a few months back are real contenders for automatic promotion, which is good to see considering the poor seasons they’ve had in the last few years.

As much as the transfer scenario is failing to excite us, the Championship battle will for sure.

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Toon soldier: ⏱ 08/01/2010

wanted a draw:(

Toon soldier: ⏱ 08/01/2010

wanted a draw:(

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

A draw would have been preferable but Forest winning wasn't the worst outcome.

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

A draw would have been preferable but Forest winning wasn't the worst outcome.

northern tricky tree: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Half way through the season - unbeaten in 18 matches - you'd better start worrying - UUUUUUUUUredddddddddssss

northern tricky tree: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Half way through the season - unbeaten in 18 matches - you'd better start worrying - UUUUUUUUUredddddddddssss

GeordieFootSoldier: ⏱ 08/01/2010

I have thought from the beginning of the season they could be one of the best in the division. Billy Davies has spent some money there and got some canny loans in too and much though I dislike him, he is a canny manager.

northern tricky tree: ⏱ 08/01/2010

oh, & the only side in the football league unbeaten this season uuuuuuuuredddddddddsssssssssss

GeordieFootSoldier: ⏱ 08/01/2010

I have thought from the beginning of the season they could be one of the best in the division. Billy Davies has spent some money there and got some canny loans in too and much though I dislike him, he is a canny manager.

sam: ⏱ 08/01/2010

we're playing Plymouth midweek

hantstoon: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Great to see the battle hotting up for second place. We have had a wobble recently and are still well clear which is a great sign. Mentally, Forrest and the Baggies believe we will win the league but having them both capable of decent runs keeps us on our toes. I never expected to be this far clear at this point and think we will power on now and win it by 15 points. Good to have it lively and I hope Forrest go up with us and that the Baggies get knocked out of the playoffs. Toon Toon !!

sam: ⏱ 08/01/2010

we're playing Plymouth midweek

rich: ⏱ 08/01/2010

"oh, & the only side in the football league unbeaten this season uuuuuuuuredddddddddsssssssssss" So do Forest's three home defeats not count then? Good facts mate!

rich: ⏱ 08/01/2010

"oh, & the only side in the football league unbeaten this season uuuuuuuuredddddddddsssssssssss" So do Forest's three home defeats not count then? Good facts mate!

brian: ⏱ 09/01/2010

a win for forest is good for us now west brom and us are on the same amount of games played and 1 game less thenforest we can go 8 points clear if we beat reading when eva they decide to play it that is

brian: ⏱ 09/01/2010

a win for forest is good for us now west brom and us are on the same amount of games played and 1 game less thenforest we can go 8 points clear if we beat reading when eva they decide to play it that is

bowburnmag: ⏱ 09/01/2010

I agreed with a couple of other lads that Forest would be in the top two at the end. Nothing I've seen tonight would change my mind. Forest are like we were until a few weeks ago. Hungry and determined. But a better football team... Majewski volley - Fecking outrageous strike... [url=http://www.mysmiley.net/free-happy-smileys.php][img]http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/jumping/jumping0046.gif[/img][/url]

bowburnmag: ⏱ 09/01/2010

Bollocks, wrong link :)

bowburnmag: ⏱ 09/01/2010

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bowburnmag: ⏱ 09/01/2010

I'll stick to the words then...

Shane: ⏱ 09/01/2010

I don't think we really need to worry about other teams results just yet... It's in our hands. That is all.

Shane: ⏱ 09/01/2010

I don't think we really need to worry about other teams results just yet... It's in our hands. That is all.

Mal: ⏱ 09/01/2010

Shane your right, the way the Mags are going you don't need to care about other results, it is in each clubs hands. The thing to worry about is if we (NUFC &amp; NFFC) get promoted have we the teams to stay up. As a Forest fan born in Nott,m and lived in the Toon for 23 Years I feel for both. Hope you beat WBA next week.

Mal: ⏱ 09/01/2010

Shane your right, the way the Mags are going you don't need to care about other results, it is in each clubs hands. The thing to worry about is if we (NUFC &amp; NFFC) get promoted have we the teams to stay up. As a Forest fan born in Nott,m and lived in the Toon for 23 Years I feel for both. Hope you beat WBA next week.

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

sorry dont like notts its the scab capitol of england

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

sorry dont like notts its the scab capitol of england

northern tricky tree: ⏱ 09/01/2010

sorry dont like notts its the scab capitol of england As someone who was on strike for a year DON'T TAR EVERYONE WITH THE SAME BRUSH!!!!!!!!!!! YOU WERE PROBABLEY STILL IN SCHOOL! PS _ sorry off thread

northern tricky tree: ⏱ 09/01/2010

sorry dont like notts its the scab capitol of england As someone who was on strike for a year DON'T TAR EVERYONE WITH THE SAME BRUSH!!!!!!!!!!! YOU WERE PROBABLEY STILL IN SCHOOL! PS _ sorry off thread

Ed Harrison: ⏱ 09/01/2010

Surprisingly the game was on live over here in the US - Forest played so well - and deserved the win if only because they approached the game so much better than WBA. If WBA play like that in defense a week come Monday we'll take them apart. They looked very ordinary last night - but our future is in our own hands - and it's up to the lads to put together another win streak - a long one - we will determine our destiny this season - nobody else. Howay The Lads!!

Ed Harrison: ⏱ 09/01/2010

Surprisingly the game was on live over here in the US - Forest played so well - and deserved the win if only because they approached the game so much better than WBA. If WBA play like that in defense a week come Monday we'll take them apart. They looked very ordinary last night - but our future is in our own hands - and it's up to the lads to put together another win streak - a long one - we will determine our destiny this season - nobody else. Howay The Lads!!

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

northern tricky tree well u were 1 of the few people in notts that did so it wasent aimed at you was it so soz but u should know it is the scab capitol of england

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

northern tricky tree well u were 1 of the few people in notts that did so it wasent aimed at you was it so soz but u should know it is the scab capitol of england

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

ED they are not constistant enough when we beat them we will go 9 points clear of them our next 4 leauge games 3 are at home

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

ED they are not constistant enough when we beat them we will go 9 points clear of them our next 4 leauge games 3 are at home

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

northern tricky tree says: January 8, 2010 at 10:17 pmoh, &amp; the only side in the football league unbeaten this season uuuuuuuuredddddddddsssssssssss &lt;&lt;&lt; since wen is 3 losses classed as unbeaten

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

northern tricky tree says: January 8, 2010 at 10:17 pmoh, &amp; the only side in the football league unbeaten this season uuuuuuuuredddddddddsssssssssss &lt;&lt;&lt; since wen is 3 losses classed as unbeaten

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

abit dead today isnt it doocey but keep up the good work

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

abit dead today isnt it doocey but keep up the good work

Doocey: ⏱ 09/01/2010

Tis Batty, sorry about the lack of articles, ain't been near a computer all day!

icedog: ⏱ 09/01/2010

i batty nowt happing just SJP

icedog: ⏱ 09/01/2010

god my spelling)i batty nowt happening just like SJP

icedog: ⏱ 09/01/2010

god my spelling)i batty nowt happening just like SJP

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

this sites picked up dooc and aye dog not at all

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

this sites picked up dooc and aye dog not at all

Doocey: ⏱ 09/01/2010

Cheers Batty, ye over at Bowburn's &amp; Workeytickets are doing very well indeed too. Has really taken off :)

Doocey: ⏱ 09/01/2010

Cheers Batty, ye over at Bowburn's & Workeytickets are doing very well indeed too. Has really taken off :)

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

aye they are m8 but a think stardust pulles a lot in when hes on every 1 want to argue with him lol

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

aye they are m8 but a think stardust pulles a lot in when hes on every 1 want to argue with him lol

Doocey: ⏱ 09/01/2010

Haha you could be rights. It's one way to do it! :D

Doocey: ⏱ 09/01/2010

Haha you could be rights. It's one way to do it! :D

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

doocey 3 of our next 4 leauge games are at home if we beat brom a reckon we will nearly be there

batty: ⏱ 09/01/2010

doocey 3 of our next 4 leauge games are at home if we beat brom a reckon we will nearly be there