Cohen strike breaks Forest record

20 February 2010 05:58
Nottingham Forest produced a club record ninth straight home league win and moved back into the Coca-Cola Championship automatic promotion places after beating Middlesbrough 1-0. Chris Cohen struck midway through the second half as Billy Davies' side surpassed the number of City Ground successes set under the legendary Brian Clough in 1980. Forest had to withstand some late Boro pressure and were grateful to goalkeeper Lee Camp for some late saves as Gordon Strachan's team searched for an equaliser. But the Reds held on to replace West Brom in second place in the table. However, Albion play Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Sunday. Radoslaw Majewski clipped the top of the crossbar with a free-kick from the edge of the area before Forest went close again when Cohen's lob landed on the roof of the net. Camp kept Boro at bay at the start of the second half when he tipped Gary O'Neil's free-kick round a post. Kelvin Wilson thought he had given Forest the lead when he turned home a loose ball inside the box but the Boro defence had pushed out and the big centre-back's celebrations were cut short by an offside flag. However, soon afterwards the Reds did break the deadlock. Boro lost possession deep inside the the Forest half and a flowing counter-attack resulted in Dexter Blackstock squaring a pass across the 18-yard box for Cohen to coolly tuck the ball away. Camp produced some late heroics to deny Boro and keep Forest's promotion bid on track.

Source: PA