Luton Town 1-2 Nottingham Forest (EFL Championship) 02.11.19
Nottingham Forest returned to winning ways after victory at Luton Town in the EFL Championship on Saturday.
At a wet Kenilworth Road the reds (in blue) rode their luck in the first half when Harry Cornick headed into the side netting before Dan Potts had a goal ruled out for offside.
Forest had chances too and Lewis Grabban fired over from close range when it looked easier to score before calmly running onto Yuri Ribeiro’s long pass and slotting in for his first goal in five games on the half hour giving the away side a single goal half time lead.
After ending the first half well the reds came out for the second half with much of the same impetus and nearly made it 2-0 when Joe Lolley headed a Cash cross wide of the posts. Moments after Sabri Lamouchi’s men did double their advantage when Lolley squared for Sammy Ameobi who took a touch before smashing home on 58.
Luton brought on Callum McManaman and in the closing minutes he curled home to leave a nervy finish but the away side dug in and got full points taking them to fifth slot and into the Playoff zone.
After the game Head Coach Sabri Lamouchi delighted with his sides performance said ““I am so happy for them because they did work really well this week and we won with our quality. To play like this, is not easy for the opponent. We didn’t concede too many chances and we created a lot so now we just need to enjoy this great result.”
Forest now go into Saturday’s crunch local game against Derby County in good spirits with Lamouchi suggesting “It is good for the future but we need to focus on our quality and to stay close to this level.” The Frenchman said after the win “We have quality and we have to play with our quality; without this attitude, aggressiveness and discipline it is a different game and a different performance.”
Luton Town: Shea, Bree (Bolton 70), Pearson, Bradley, Potts, Cranie, Mpanzu, Tunnicliffe, Brown (Lua Lua 33), Collins, Cornick (McManaman 59).
Nottingham Forest: Samba, Cash, Worrall, Figueiredo, Ribeiro, Watson, Silva, Yates, Lolley (Robinson 83), Grabban (Mir 90), Ameobi (Adomah 71).
Venue: Kenilworth Road (10,053)
*Main image @NFFC Sammy Ameobi scores the second goal of the game.