Andy Munro reports on Blues’ 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest.
We were in the surroundings of that famous hero who supposedly stole from the rich to give to the poor. Given that our opponents had recently invested £25m in players and we haven’t even got the proverbial pot, Forest’s late equaliser felt like a Robin Hood escapade in reverse.
Yet again, Blues dominated the match against an unbeaten side. Not only that, we played some very decent football with Gary Gardner showing he’s a ‘complete’ player in midfield by doing both the dirty work and some creative stuff. Brother Craig please note.
Offensively both Jota and Maghoma proved a real handful on the wings whilst Bogle and Jutkiewicz kept the Forest defence in a state of nervousness. Incidentally winger Connor Mahoney showed up well in a short cameo role which augurs well for the future.The ‘Jukes’ header was sublime and a textbook goal worthy of winning any match. Equally Che Adams deft turn and shot was an excellent goal which should have sealed the match after he came on for an impressive Bogle who had undoubtedly softened up the defence with his hard running and physicality for Adams’ appearance.
However, our nemesis Joe Lolley had other ideas, coming on as a sub and having a hand in both Forest goals. I advise him not to pop into any Chelmsley Wood pub for a pint anytime soon.
An excellent performance although a question mark by Camp who could have done better for both goals. Not liked at a number of his previous clubs one wonders what happens if last season’s two keepers don’t get shifted on. Personally, I would bring back Kucsak into the fold, especially if we are still paying their wages. Other than that, we just need to keep on keeping on.