N Forest vs Brentford
Sky Bet Chboat
3:00pm Saturday 5th October
The City Ground
Stand-in Nottingham Forest captain Ben Watson scored as their unbeaten Sky Bet Championship run stretched to 10 games with a triumph over Brentford his next City Ground winner at consecutive games.
Watson, deputising with Michael Dawson sidelined for a second game with a calf injury as skipper, had not scored for three-and-a-half years prior to his strike which beat Barnsley 1-0 at home a fortnight past.
The midfielder was again the gap against the Bees, scoring a gorgeous 12-yard volley at the 56th minute to lift Forest up to second in the table, level on points with leaders West Brom.
It was a objective of quality within an match which needed to wait until the 16th minute because of its opportunity after a surging run from inside the circle comfortably taken by David Raya.
It was not until 10 minutes after even though Brice Samba scooped up a low driveway from Josh DaSilva, that a disappointing Brentford side carved out their very first chance.
Forest quickly countered, culminating in Lewis Grabbans pull back in the area teeing up Tiago Silva however, Mathias Jensen managed to earn a struggle, together with penalty shouts rightly ignored, in the same way the Portuguese midfielder was about to let fly.
Silva, though, nearly broke the deadlock in the 34th minute, striking a 25-yard past Rayas right wing pole later Yuri Ribeiro had been attracted by Julian Jeanvier.
Subsequent Watsons mis-timed tackle on Sergi Canos , Brentford reacted with the final kick of the half.
From 35 metres Jensens curler took a wicked deflection off the wall, forcing a Samba once he had put off to his right to hit clear with his left.
The breakthrough finally came 11 minutes spawned with a intervention by Bees skipper Pontus Jansson as he lined an angled drive and away for a corner because the striker took off the ball the toes of Grabban.
However from Silvas inswinging delivery, accidentally flicked on by Jeanvier in the post, Joe Worrall supplied a cushioned header towards Watson who hit a thunderous volley past Raya.
Was only after the hour when Bryan Mbuemo struck a rising drive from the edge of the area that was two yards over the bar.
On the contrary, it was Forest who should have added to their tally but first Silva snapped a 15-yard shot past Rayas left-hand article, whereas Sammy Ameobi – whod replaced Joao Carvalho at the 64th minute – forced a fine low halt by your Brentford goalkeeper nine minutes from time.
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