JOHN KRETLOW - Monday, August 12, 2013
Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest continue thier strong start to the season with a win over Blackburn, while Zak Whitbread and Leicester City drew with Leeds United.
Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Nottingham Forest
Eric Lichaj helped Nottingham Forest notch an important road victory over Blackburn in Championship action this weekend.
Lichaj started, went the distance, and was booked in the 30th minute for Forest.
The game had an exciting pace, however clear cut chances were hard to come by for either team.
Rovers got their best chance in the 35th minute when Jordan Rhodes headed an Alan Judge free kick just wide of goal.
Forest kept the pressure on throughout the game and were rewarded in stoppage time when Rovers' ‘keeper Jake Kean spilled a long ball in the box only for Jamie Mackie to retrieve it and find Darius Henderson who fired home.
Nottingham's two wins to start the season has the team and its fans thinking of big accomplishments this season. Forest's two wins to start the season has just been done twice since 1977 by the club.
Forest takes the field next week at home and hopes to continue their good run of form against Bolton.
Leicester City 0-0 Leeds United
Zak Whitbread was back in the lineup in Leicester City's scoreless draw against Leeds United.
The American defender came out of last week's game with a head injury, but Whitbread started and went the distance this weekend at home.
The game was scarce of chances throughout as both teams set up stingy defensive game plans.
The Foxes best chance of the game came in the 76th minute when substitute Chris Wood took a low shot that hit the woodwork to the dismay of the home fans.
Leicester however stays undefeated this season and hopes to garner three points next week against Derby County.
AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers
Jon Paul Pittman and Wycombe went down to AFC Wimbledon in League Two action.
Pittman started and played 71 minutes for Wycombe.
Wycombe got some bad luck early when Stuart Lewis was sent off, giving the home team a huge advantage for the majority of the game.
It did not take long for Wimbledon to capitalize as the only goal of the game came when forward Luke Moore scored in the 37th minute for the home side.
Wycombe takes the field next weekend against Mansfield Town.
Tim Ream dressed but did not feature in Bolton's draw against Reading. Danny Williams came on to play the final five minutes for the Royals.
Seb Hines did not feature in Middlesbrough's win over Charlton Athletic.
Jonathan Spector and Will Packwood are injured and did not make the game day lineup in Birmingham City's win over Yeovil Town.