Former scapegoat consigns Reds to playoffs?

Millwall FC – 1
Nottingham Forest – 0

Millwall deservedly walked out with all three points against the ever-inconsistent Forest boys today, in a fairytale writers dream – ex-Forest scapegoat Neil Harris bagging the only goal of the game.  If a neutral watching the game were told one team had nothing left to play for, and another were still with a chance of taking an automatic promotion spot – they would’ve had the Lions down for the team chasing promotion.

The first half is best forgotten – Forest contributed absolutely fuck all in such an important game, allowing Millwall countless dangerous opportunities particularly at the start and the end of the half.  Ryan Smith – on loan from the Sheepshaggers – doing particularly well down the left flank – he hit the crossbar accidently with a cross.  Forest went in at half time having not had a shot on target.

The second half saw Ryan Smith continue to cause trouble, and was put clear by Neil Harris only to fluff his chance.  Again Millwall hit the woodwork via Marvin Elliot.  Shortly after this a rare Forest foray forward saw a Commons long-ranger beat the giant Pidgeley (who, whilst a good keeper, is an arsehole) only to end up wide of the post to the disappointment of Kris.

At the other end the awkward looking Hubertz put a surprisingly brilliant cross only Neil Harris’ head to convert from 6 yards, almost inevitably.  Almost immediately after a cleverly quick-taken freekick from Jack gave Kris another sight on goal, this time he again beat Pidgeley but unfortunately this time struck the woodwork.

A bizarre substitution saw Bennett introduced for Alan Wright, and Tyson on for Lester.  Grant had a few attempts at getting the ball under control before finding Commons who this time was unable to connect well allowing Pidgeley to clear easily.  Again Commons was guilty of a miss when he ran through onto Prutton’s cross but shot rightfooted over the ball.

Very disappointing indeed from Forest.  Very disappointing.  When it comes to the crunch, as we’ve seen before, we’ve been let down again – today we could have made up two points on Bristol City, alas, instead we have lost another point’s ground on them as we allowed Millwall the Lion’s share (sorry!) of the game today – we need a BIG improvement infront of a BIG crowd on monday, Forest, or you really will have blown it.

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