Forest Capitulate to Blades

Nottingham Forest made it two defeats in a row in second half collapse to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The Reds, had taken the lead, and then survived a penalty when Camp saved from Bogdanovic. But then the Blades scored two goals in an insipid second half performance from the Reds.

They had played the better in the first half, going in a head through Dele Adebola, but in the second half played nothing like the first half. The Blades levelled through Vokes before Lowton scored 10minutes from the end.

It was no more than United deserved. In typical Forest style the winning goal came from a free header at a corner. Lowton unmarked turning it into two defeats in a row for a Forest team once again limping towards the playoffs, rather than striding into automatic promotion

Forest had taken the lead through Adebola who is having a renaissance at the moment. However, it wasn't enough. It seemed to be going even better when Gunter had given away a penalty but Maltese striker Daniel Bogdanovic saw his penalty saved by Camp in the Forest goal.

Forest even bought on new man Boyd, but he was unable to change anything for the Reds, who have slipped from second to sixth in a short time. Even worse is the news that Burnley with two games in hand can go above the Reds if they win both matches.

It puts a great deal of pressure on the game on Saturday versus Doncaster. If Forest to win then the likelihood of reaching the playoffs once again will be slipping away.The consolation is that we remain close to second still as the other teams around us are also slipping up in their playoff pursuit. But with three huge away games coming up, which won;t be easy, games like this, against a team without a win in 13 games under Adams, that should have been ripe for the picking.

It has been suggested that we are under estimating teams struggling, and the evidence would certainly suggest so. The teams at the bottom are making life difficult for Forest, whilst we pick up points against other teams in the top6.

It really does make life difficult for the Reds now though