Friday, April 22, 2011

Findally a Forester

Robbie Findley made his long-awaited debut for Nottingham Forest as a sub in their 3-2 win at home to Leicester City this afternoon.

As 'USA, USA' chants echoed around the City Ground, reviving memories of John Harkes' and Ben Olsen's spells in Robin Hood's old haunt, the former Real Salt Lake star entered the fray with ten minutes left on the clock with the game poised at 2-2.

Findley even had a half-chance to score from his first touch but lobbed the ball wide of the goal under pressure from the charging Leicester keeper Chris Weale.

The 25 year-old forward saw few other opportunities to impress as the East Midlands derby drew to a hectic conclusion, though was almost clean through in the dying seconds before Foxes defender Miguel Vitor barged him over, earning a yellow card for his foul.

A see-sawing clash saw Forest bag the winner in the 84th minute when the Leicester goalie spilled a Paul McKenna drive.

The US international had signed for the promotion contenders in January on a free transfer, but a nasty thigh injury delayed his debut until today.

With three games to play, Forest creep into sixth in the Championship and a play-off spot, although Leeds (Mike Grella, Eric Lichaj) will leapfrog them if they win at home to Reading later tonight.

Forest 3 (Tudgay 15', Earnshaw 73', McKenna 84') Leicester 2 (Oakley 20', Vassell 74').
Att: 24,217


-Sean O'Conor

1 comment:

YA said...

I just posted the full 10 minutes of his debut if interested: http://watchsocceronline.blogspot.com/2011/04/video-of-findleys-debut-final-10.html