Nottingham Forest’s Under 18s suffered a third straight defeat as they went down to a convincing 4-0 loss at home to Barnsley on Saturday.After an open start to the game, the visitors took the lead as a long ball caught the Forest defence out leaving the Barnsley striker a free run on goal before he placed an exquisite lob over Aaron Myles.
The Reds were looking frail at the back and found themselves 2-0 down before half-time as the other Barnsley forward was left unmarked inside the penalty area and he calmly slotted home from the angle of the six-yard box.
Barnsley then wrapped the game up early in the second half as Myles was unable to keep out a shot from the edge of the penalty area before The Tykes notched their fourth goal with a deflected effort late on.
Academy manager Gary Brazil was left frustrated at the final scoreline but admitted there were plenty of positives to take from his side’s performance.
He said: “I don’t think 4-0 was a fair reflection of the game if I’m honest. Having said that, games of football are won in both boxes and we just weren’t good enough at either end of the field.
“The lads played some excellent football at times but we need to be stronger at the back and more clinical up front. We had had a good week of training before this game and we’ll go back now and continue the hard work.”
Forest: Myles, Polimos, Elliott, Schoenecker, Worrall, Arrowsmith, Petravicius, Gnahore (Mulraney 59’), Walton, Walker (McDonough 65’), Thorbourne (Worthington 50’)