Nottingham Forest loanee Jonny Williams played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s Under 21s match against Watford this afternoon.
The midfielder, who is building up his fitness, put in an assured performance as the young Reds were beaten 2-1.
Williams created Forest’s best chance of the first half, releasing Oliver Burke into the area on 35 minutes. Hornets keeper Luke Simpson stood firm to make a strong save.
Reds stopper Dimitar Evtimov had earlier done brilliantly to tip George Byers’ shot on to the crossbar but the Bulgarian was rarely troubled in a quiet first half.
The second half was sparked into life with 12 minutes to go when Watford’s Bernard Mensah lashed the ball into the bottom corner from outside the area.
But Forest looked like they were going to take a point from the match when substitute Gerry McDonagh bundled the ball home after Simpson had made a succession of good saves.
With the clock nearing 90, however, the visitors struck again. Evtimov was unable to deny Byers this time, the midfielder sending the ball soaring into the top corner to secure his team a late win.
FOREST: Evtimov, Riera, Kelly, Worrall, Iacovitti, Cash (McDonagh), O Burke, Grant (C), Walker, Williams, Petravicius (Thorne)