Barry Roche column: Disappointing to end with defeat

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I’d like to be able to say that something like their first goal on Saturday has never happened to me before but unfortunately Nottingham Forest fans will definitely say otherwise.

The moment that ball went under my foot my heart just sank but its not the first time I’ve made a mistake and certainly won’t be the last.


As for the rest of the game I feel we definitely deserved to get something from it and even with ten men for most of the game we were the better side. We hit the post, had a blatant penalty turned down and on another day we would have left our opponents in the relegation zone.


It was bitterly disappointing to finish our home campaign with a loss and obviousy on a personal note with such a mistake, but we have certainly done pretty well at the Globe for the majority of the season after a bit of an indifferent start.


On Saturday evening we had our annual player of the year awards.


The Little Mexican Jack Redshaw deservedly picked up a couple of awards for his goal scoring exploits as without his goals we wouldn’t be in the position we are in.


But what was really pleasing was seeing Drummy get recognised for his outstanding contribution this season.


‘Dusty’, as he is affectionately known has been so consistent with his performances and puts in an unbelievable shift week in week out especially as he must be pushing fifty years of age by now.


A lot of the work and running he does every week can go unnoticed but we all know how important a role he has played.


He is a great professional and trains so hard day in day out and demands the best from all the players around him.