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Double delight for 21s

8 December 2014

Goals from Oliver Burke and Roger Riera helped Nottingham Forest's Under 21s maintain their unbeaten run with a 2-0 win at Coventry City this afternoon.

Jimmy Gilligan took his side to Nuneaton Town's Liberty Way ground and The Reds were able to leave with an impressive victory and a third win from four matches under their belts.

Burke caused problems for the home side's defence all afternoon and could have struck Forest ahead as early as the 12th minute but his low effort bounced back off the Reice Charles-Cook's post.

The Reds were knocking the ball around well and Josh Rees could have opened the scoring five minutes before the break but Charles-Cook produced an outstanding save to stop the midfielder's powerful volley.

Coventry had managed to repel Forest's attacks but they couldn't prevent Burke from edging The Reds in front on 57 minutes as he headed home at the back post.

And Riera was on hand to double the advantage on 69 minutes as he powered a header past Charles-Cook at the near post as Forest asserted their authority on the contest.

Gilligan's side could have added further gloss to the scoreline late on through substitute Nikolay Todorov but he nodded Burke's superb cross against the frame of the goal.

The win sends Forest into the Christmas break on a high and they will resume their campaign in the New Year with a trip to Huddersfield Town on Monday 5 January (kick-off 1pm).

Forest: De Vries, Polimos (Iacovitti 85'), Riera, Wilson, Harding, O.Burke, Rees, Vaughan, Gnahore (Cash 50'), D.Otim (Todorov 78'), Walker

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