Nottingham Forest’s Under 18s picked up their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory at Leeds United on Saturday.After dominating the first half without finding a breakthrough, The Reds picked up where they left off in the second period and continued to regularly launch attacks on the Leeds goal.
Ten minutes into the second half, Forest made their pressure count as Joe Worrall was on hand to turn home Wilfried Gnahore’s corner and give the away side the lead.
Gnahore was at the centre of the action and the midfielder combined well with Danny Elliott before firing home Forest’s second goal of the afternoon with a low shot into the bottom-right corner of the net.
With three minutes of normal time remaining, The Reds put the gloss on the scoreline as Tyler Walker chased down a short backpass from a Leeds defender before rounding the goalkeeper and slotting the ball into the unguarded net.
Interim lead professional development coach Steve Chettle was delighted with his side’s efforts and was pleased to see improvements made all over the pitch.
He said: “It was a much better performance than in the first two games and I was really pleased. We worked much harder when we didn’t have the ball and we were careful when in possession as well.
“We put Leeds under pressure throughout the game and to be honest, I thought we could have won by more than the three goal margin. It gives us a great springboard into the next game against Birmingham in two weeks’ time.”
Team: Myles, Polimos, Kelly, Schoenecker, Worrall, Karo, Petravicius (Elliott 66’), Gnahore, Otim (Walker 60’), Tounkara, Mulraney
Unused subs: Worthington, Dearle, Walton
Scorers: Worrall 55’, Gnahore 73’, Walker 87’