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Kelly: Half Time Helped Us

15 December 2012

Nottingham Forest assistant manager Rob Kelly was pleased with his side’s second half performance in this afternoon’s 0-0 draw at Brighton.

The hosts squandered a number of opportunities in the first half but Billy Sharp almost hit them with a sucker punch when his cute effort hit the bar just before the break.

Kelly said: “They made life really difficult for us in the first half.

“They’re a good side - they’ve been together a while and have had time to build. They put us on the back foot but I thought we showed a lot of spirit and character to hang in there. There were some good defensive blocks, Lee Camp did well and we rode our luck, too.

“Strangely enough we could have scored at the end of the first half, but the break did help us.

“I thought we were a lot better in the second half. We got a bit closer to them and didn’t allow them to get started, which is what we had struggled to do up to then.

“This is a difficult place to come and that’s two clean sheets on the bounce now.”

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