Ben Brereton scored his 27th league goal of the season for Nottingham Forest's Under 18s as they eased past Queens Park Rangers with a 4-1 victory on Saturday afternoon.The ex-Stoke City man got on the scoresheet as the title-winning Reds rounded off the regular season in ruthless fashion at The Nigel Doughty Academy.
Jack Lester's men began positively but had to wait until the 28th-minute to break the deadlock as Virgil Gomis deftly laid it off for Jake Taylor who drove the ball into the corner from distance.
And the hosts turned on the style in the second half. Tom Gamblen lurked outside the area, received the ball and curled it beautifully into the net, before the midfielder was at the heart of Forest's third.
He was felled inside the box and the in-form Brereton confidently stepped up from the spot to bury it.
With the clock ticking towards full-time, visitors' striker Ben House dived to connect to a delivery and convert beyond Jordan Wright.
But Forest had enough time in the closing stages to regain their three-goal advantage when a cross appeared to be guided home by Charlie Jemson who took the acclaim from his team-mates.
The convincing win for Lester's outfit confirms that they finish comfortably clear of their rivals at the summit of Professional Development League Two North, and they now await their play-off semi-final opponents which will either be Watford or Charlton Athletic.
Forest: Wright, Re, Willetts, Jemson, Kelly, Otim (McCormick 90'), Yates, Taylor, Gamblen, Gomis, Brereton