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Match Report: Nottingham Forest 3 - Fulham 0

The beginning of the end.

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This is getting bad. Well, kinda. We were beaten 3-0 by a well-played Nottingham Forest team on Saturday, raising our winless streak to five games.

We managed to get an early shot on goal (as always) just 40 seconds into the game. A play between Jamie O'Hara and Ben Pringle resulted in the latter getting a cross to a stretched out Matt Smith, whose header ended up in the stands, before Ross McCormack nodded a flick from Tom Cairney into Dorus De Vries' arms.

The home side managed their first effort in the ninth minute when Chris O'Grady sent a header to Ben Osborn on the left wing, but his cross failed to meet Ryan Mendes who helped the ball out of bounds.

A ball from Pringle was sent in to Smith for a header but unfortunately it was well saved by De Vries - and ended up being the best effort of the game. A failed free kick effort shortly after summed up most of the first half, before an O'Grady effort was blocked by Ryan Fredericks, and McCormack's effort was parried away for a corner.

It was at the end of the half, however, where things got bad as Forest took the lead. Eric Lichaj sent a deep cross to Matt Mills, whose header slipped past both our defence and Joe Lewis to make it 1-0. Lichaj almost made it two after the restart, when he found himself one-on-one with Lewis, but luckily our goalie sent it out for a corner.

But then it was two. Nelson Oliviera's strike on target was parried by Lewis, before O'Grady pounced on the loose ball, slotting it in. 2-0. McCormack send a header over in the 75th minute before O'Hara blocked an O'Grady strike two minutes earlier.

However, the following corner sealed the deal. Matt Mills again headed in from the following corner making it 3-0, and dropping us to 16th on the table.