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N Forest 3 - Swansea 1

City Ground

30th September

Attendance: 19,034

Forest 3 Swansea 1

Swansea City continued their frustrating inconsistent form after suffering another heavy away defeat.

We travelled to the City Ground today hoping to build on Tuesday's 2-1 home win over Crewe but the story of our season so far continues, as we simply can't put together a good run of results as we fall to 12th in the table.

Thankfully, Kenny Jackett didn't change a winning side and we made a good start as Fallon was on the scoresheet again, his second in as many games as he headed home from Robinson's corner with 3 minutes left of the first half.

Forest's recent form was reflected by their first half performance as the Swans dominated possession.

Kris Commons tried his luck though to get a instant equaliser but Oakes made a good save to deny the left winger.

Calderwood's side didn't exactly make an instant impact following the restart but unsurprisingly the Swans opened the door to let them back in the game, and in a 13-minute nap for the Swansea side, Forest scored 3 to wrap up victory to secure their place at the top of the league.

Perch received a good pass from Commons to equaliser on 54 minutes. 2 minutes later they went ahead, 1 assist and a goal for Commons.

Agogo then wrapped it up 11 minutes later after running onto a through ball by Southall. Our defence has been guilty of some dire defending at set pieces recently, but our problems now seem to lie with through balls. Taylor-Fletcher scored 2 for Huddersfield from through balls and Forest scored 2 today from killer through passes.

Forest now looked like a side worthy of that top spot, their fans predicted that a side was going to get a hammering off the leaders soon as the Swans now tried to avoid embarrassment with 20 minutes remaining.

Nottm Forest: Smith, Morgan, Curtis, Breckin, Southall, Clingan, Gary Holt, Perch, Grant Holt (Lester 58), Commons (Bennett 72), Agogo (Hughes 84).

Subs Not Used: Pedersen, Thompson.

Booked: Curtis, Clingan, Grant Holt.

Goals: Perch 54, Commons 56, Agogo 67.

Swansea: Oakes, Tate, Iriekpen, Lawrence (MacDonald 71), Williams, Britton (Amankwaah 72), Pratley, Way, Robinson, Knight (Akinfenwa 83), Fallon.

Subs Not Used: Gueret, Tudur Jones.

Booked: Knight, Robinson, MacDonald.

Goals: Fallon 42.

Att: 19,034.

Ref: C Penton (Sussex).




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Date:Saturday September 30 2006

Time: 11:14PM

Your Comments

I wouldnt worry too much bout this lose, these boys are flying and are hot favourites to win the league this season !!!
red_chattey
Its about time we got a win. Unlucky lads you gave us a tough test in the first half but second half something just clicked.
jono_forest
it was a tough test and you deservedly went ahead.... but in the last 35-30mins....i think we killed it. BUT early days and im sure you guys will be amounst the top lot.
wallis
this league is so wide open I think it will happen this season win one ,lose one and draw one.
dazza71
unlucky lads. in the first half i thought u was gonna beat us. we couldnt string 2 passes together in the first half. good luck in ya season anyway. cant wait untill we play ya at your ground.
kyle
Thanks to the Forest supporters for their words of encouragement. Unfortunately, at the moment, I do not share your optimism.
willow
thanks for the knid words forest but your liucky to still be top u did us fair an square though hope to see you down here l8er on in the season
swansea_till_i_die
 

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