Nottingham Forest academy striker Kasheme Walton says last night’s 3-2 FA Youth Cup victory over MK Dons provided him with the ‘best moment’ of his time at The City Ground.Walton grabbed the all-important equalising goal on 83 minutes which took the contest to extra-time with Tyler Walker netting the winner to hand Forest a fourth-round trip to West Bromwich Albion.
And Walton says that despite personally grabbing the vital goal which kept Forest in the tie, Walker’s strike will live longer in his memory as a moment of team success.
Speaking to Forest Player after the game he said: “That was probably the best moment I’ve had at this football club. To get that winner in extra-time and not have to go through the horror of penalties was a massive relief. It was really nice moment for us and it was a fantastic finish from Tyler.
“I was really nervous at the start because we went out at the first hurdle last season. Then after going 2-1 down we kept asking the referee how much time was left and we were in a bit of a panic and trying to get that equaliser.
“Luckily for us Twisty (Oliver Burke) produced one last moment of quality and I was able to get myself in there to score the equaliser. I’m really happy that we’ve made it through to the next round.
“MK Dons are a really good passing side so the focus was on getting around them and their back four. Fortunately we’ve got pace and power up front which could exploit weaknesses in the final third.”
Forest will make the trip to the West Midlands after Christmas for their fourth-round tie and Walton says the prospect of taking on West Bromwich Albion has created a real buzz within the dressing room.
He said: “Playing at The Hawthorns will be really exciting and I can’t wait. We’ve got to try and start channeling our excitement and our nerves a little bit more but it will be a really good occasion.
“The FA Youth Cup is a great competition because it allows players like us the chance to get ourselves out there and show what we can do. We’re determined not to let this chance pass us by.”
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