Nottingham Forest U21 vs Leeds United U21 LIVE: Team news, goal and score updates at Meadow Lane
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The Whites’ Premier League 2 outing saw them defeat Newcastle United’s youngsters at Thorp Arch at the beginning of November. Michael Skubala’s side remain six points clear atop PL2 Division 2 but will need to retain top spot if they are to earn automatic promotion back to the top flight.
This evening’s opponents were beaten 5-1 at Thorp Arch back in the summer, but on home turf, a stone’s throw from the City Ground on the other side of the River Trent, Forest’s Under-21s may be an altogether different proposition.
Live match updates, team news, analysis, build-up and post-match reaction here throughout the evening. Kick-off at Meadow Lane is from 7pm.
Nottingham Forest U21 1-0 Leeds United U21 LIVE: Match updates from Meadow Lane
FT: Forest 1-0 Leeds
Leeds' unbeaten league run comes to an end. Hard not to mention some bizarrely scrupulous officiating throughout - in excess of 25 fouls in all. Mullen and Moore defended extremely well. Leeds can feel hard done by at the outcome.
90’ Hanks on for Gibson-Hammond
90’ Nadin and Perkins (Forest) both booked for the hosts
GOAL! Forest 1-0
86’ Aaron Donnelly opens the scoring, heading in via the crossbar, denying VDH a clean sheet on his return. Free-kick played into the box and headed back across where the defender was waiting.
78’ VDH down low to save the knockdown from Forest’s free-kick.
75’ Nadin fires a free-kick over for the hosts
73’ Max Dean bright since coming on. Slips past a defender on the edge of the box and strikes from range. Skids past the 'keeper's post. Still level.