Post-Match Poem: A Tale of Two Comebacks
Birmingham came to disrupt Forest’s game,
the passing style that has won us acclaim,
and succeeded in frustrating the Reds
deservedly going two goals ahead.
Just when it seemed that all hope was lost
McGugan played a long ball up to Cox
and, though it looked impossible to control,
with just two touches it was in the goal.
Ultimately Forest deserved the draw
they won when Harding popped up to score
and took high spirits away from the game
heading to Selhurst for more of the same.
But Sean couldn’t resist the temptation
to needlessly mess with the formation
and Forest did not look themselves at all
– even Gillett was losing the ball!
Somehow the Reds were on terms at half-time
but got punished on minute forty-nine
and with Guedioura sent off for kicking
it seemed Forest were set for a licking.
O’Driscoll’s honeymoon was up for sure
with Palace unlucky not to have more
but the meddling manager had one last ploy:
his sub Blackstock turning despair to joy.
Both sides could have won it late in the game
with Camp and Speroni making fine saves.
Against the odds it finished at one-one:
honeymoon over, but the run goes on…