29/01/2000 Q.P.R.
1 - 1

Forest's best away performance of the season failed to realise the three points it deserved as Rangers recovered from an early Forest strike to grab a late equaliser. Q.P.R started the game better than the Reds, and put Forest under heavy early pressure, but it was former Loftus Road man Nigel Quashie who silenced the Home fans when he struck to put Forest ahead after 12 minutes.
Forest were awarded a free kick and Bart-Williams tossed the ball into the box. Rangers keeper Lee Harper totally mis-judged the flight of the ball, flapped at it and missed it completely, as Quashie rose and headed the ball into an empty net.
From this point on, Forest bossed the game to such an extent that it seemed only a matter of time before they added to their total. Rogers and Freedman both went close, but that killer second goal just wouldn't come.
As the game wore on, we all wondered if one goal was going to be enough. It rarely is, and so it proved again today. The Reds defence had coped well with the pace of Kiwomya all afternoon, but a solitary lapse in concentration let him in after 76 minutes. He collected the ball inside the box and side footed it past a helpless Mark Crossley to give Rangers a point that in truth they didn't deserve.
Considering that Forest are missing several key players through injury, this was an excellent display, but they must start turning domination into victories.
Forest Man-of-the-Match: Chris Bart-Williams


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No. Player Scored Cards
14  DOIG       
  QUASHIE    1  
40  PRUTTON       


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