Nott'm Forest 1-0 Coventry

18 April 2009 05:19
Nottingham Forest climbed out of the Championship drop zone as Coventry's dismal away form continued.James Perch steered the ball into the bottom corner from 12 yards after good build-up play down the right from fellow striker Dexter Blackstock. [LNB]For Coventry, Guillaume Beuzelin had two early chances but fired wide. [LNB]Luke Chambers hit the crossbar for Forest but the half-time introduction of Garath McCleary breathed new life into the hosts and they soon scored. [LNB] [LNB][LNB] emp_load.getEmpEmbeddedParams("emp_8005834");Nott'm Forest manager Billy Davies:"We let ourselves down in the first half by being nervous in our play but we showed a great appetite to win the game in the second half and I thought we deserved the three points. [LNB]"They are maturing with every game and they now know how to get 1-0 wins, which is very important. [LNB]"By getting the win we've brought a number of other teams into the reckoning at the foot of the table but we've just got to take care of what is in front of us." [LNB]Coventry manager Chris Coleman:"I told the players at half-time that Forest would come out and be in our faces but one of my players switched off and the ball is in our net. We just didn't defend properly and paid the price for it. [LNB]"We were deflated by the goal but we should have been ahead in the first half when we created chances but didn't take any of them. [LNB]"But the game summed up our season - some good, some bad - but I don't want to finish the season without putting an end to the run that we are in." [LNB]Nottm Forest: Smith, Gunter, Morgan, Chambers, Perch, Anderson (McCleary 46), McGugan (Breckin 85), Osbourne, Cohen, Garner, Blackstock. Subs Not Used: Redmond, Earnshaw, Davies. [LNB]Booked: McGugan [LNB]Goals: Perch 46 [LNB]Coventry: Westwood, Osbourne, Ward, Dann (Turner 69), Fox, Eastwood, Beuzelin, Gunnarsson, Doyle, Simpson (Cain 75), Morrison. Subs Not Used: Marshall, Hall, Walker [LNB]Booked: Doyle, Osbourne [LNB]Att: 27,856 [LNB]Ref: Steve Tanner (Somerset). [LNB] Make your Championship predictions

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