Forest are a bogey side in league games for the Internet Millers. Despite many games between the two sides, it was back in the Internet Millers first season that came the only time that we managed to turn over Forest. Towards the end of last season Forest took full advantage of the Hooton Lodge surface, and out classed us on our own patch winning 3-1. More recently though, we managed to beat a strong Forest team in the semi final of Worldnet 2005, so we knew they may be up for some revenge when we faced them in Nottingham.
It wasn’t to be the case though, as Forest turned out with an under-strength team, which would give us a great opportunity to record our first league win against them in Nottingham. We started brightly under the new 4-5-1 formation and created a bag full of chances. The goal finally came when Gav, in his first game back for us for some time, volleyed home a loose ball in the area. The half remained with Internet Millers in control, despite the overall quality of the game being quite poor.
Despite the first half performance that could have seen us 3-4 goals up there was plenty of arguments amongst the IMFC players at half time. Perhaps this was because the manager was unable to make the game, but despite our average performance there should not have been such arguments. Furthermore, and incident occurred where IMFC players and supporters were arguing and this continued into the early stages of the second half.
Unsurprisingly the second half performance was poor, with a few players being in the wrong frame of mind. A scrappy game of football was played with no side taking control. However, it was Gav that would score the second goal for IMFC with a drive from the edge of the area that left the keeper no chance. Forest then scored late on to spur a tense last 5 minutes, but the Internet Millers held out to claim a good result against a traditionally good IFA side.