Nottingham Forest Under 18s captain Toby Edser said The Reds showed great determination to dig in and overcome Ipswich Town to progress in the FA Youth Cup.
The midfielder opened the scoring with a sublime free-kick, before Virgil Gomis and two extra-time Ben Brereton goals sealed the victory in the third round tie at The City Ground.
Edser said: “All the lads are really happy, we have just had a chat and we are happy with the win but we know we can play better. The main aim was to get through to the next round and we have done that.
“The Youth Cup is a great occasion and everyone was down tonight which was great.
“When Ipswich came back into it we knew were going to get back into it as we work so hard during the week in training and we were confident in that.
“It was physically tough and some of the boys were going down with cramp but we all dug in and we knew we were fitter and mentally stronger than them.
“Gareth was barking orders onto the pitch that we keep going and we keep digging in and we were confident of getting the win tonight.”
The 17-year-old was modest about his free-kick, a curling effort which landed right in the top corner just before the half-hour mark.
He said: “It was a bit of a hit and hope and when it went into the top corner I was buzzing and so were the lads – I would love more moments like that!
“We are looking forward to seeing who we have got in the next round and we will be confident whether it is home or away and we are looking forward to it.”