Forest 2 v 0 Cardiff

I think I can speak for most Forest fans when we'd say a point would have been a welcome reward for this game. A win is rather unexpected. However, as is Forests way it wasn't without its downsides. The team iself started with only 6 subs and with a changed look due to illness and injury

Forest took the lead with another contender for the Lewis McGugan goal of the season award. He really is banging in some wonderful strikes this year. Cardiff though before hand had chances to go ahead, notably Jay Bothroyd, fresh from England duty, rounding the keeper but putting the ball into the side netting from a tight, but scorable angle.Also Whittingham, the former target of the reds putting a free kick narrowly over
McGugans goal came from a ball taken down by Adebola, who continues to impress this Autumn. McGugan scoring into the top corner from 25 yards or so. This after a relatively barren spell for the midfield maestro of a couple of games with no goals. He now sits amongst the top scorers for the division (although annoyingly so does Kris Commons)
Forest scored a second, and possibly deservedly so, as they grew in stature in the latter stages. McGugan getting down the left and crossing in for Blackstock to take a touch and fire home the second goal sealing victory. His afternoon would turn for the worse later, a bad injury which looks like its a Cruciate Ligament injury. That may well end his season, these take a long time to come back from if at all. It meant that Niall Rodney came on. And now Forest will have striker selection issues with Blackstock and McGoldrick both out

Nott'm Forest
1 Camp
3 Bertrand
4 Chambers
5 Morgan
16 Gunter
8 McGugan
15 Cohen
19 Moussi
9 Adebola
10 Earnshaw (Blackstock 70) (Rodney 89)
12 McCleary (Lynch 85)
21 Smith, 33 Lynch, 26 Thornhill, 28 Majewski, 23 Blackstock, 43 Rodney