We started well, closing Watford down & winning most of the loose balls, despite a homer of a referee. Their first goal was a good one & did take the wind out of our sails. Again, we started the 2nd half well & the equaliser wasn't a surprise. If Hyam's header had gone in from the underside of the bar, I think we might well have gone on to win the game. However, losing a goal from a free header from a set piece was bad enough, but conceding another straight afterwards was worse! We never looked like getting back into it & seemed as if all the energy had been sucked from us. MM is a good manager, but lost the plot by not making a substitution until too late & bringing on Green for our best threat, Williams was odd. Making 2 n more substitutions with 5 minutes left was equally pointless.
Conceding early clearly changed the game. Was a decent goal from a corner, but it gave Forest something to defend & a bit of heart. Our initial response was good; we were positive & created a few half chances. Once Forest had weathered the storm, they chose to sit back & looked dangerous on the break; was happy to go in at 0-1. Fair play to MM for making changes early & at h/t; the ball wasn't sticking enough up front. We started the 2nd half very positively & if we'd scored, might have gone on to won the game. Nouble is far more effective wide & had another good game. After we didn't core with our early pressure, thought it was going to be one of those games, but we deserved the equaliser. Murphy should have played someone in for a winner shortly afterwards, but Forest could have scored from a corner as well so 1-1 was about right. Think we need to start with a more positive set-up i.e. not Skuse & Hyam (I prefer Luke) if we are to win enough games.