Nottingham Forest Under-18s picked up another valiant point against Wolves at the Nigel Doughty Academy this afternoon.
Goalkeeper Aaron Bott was the toast of his teammates as his superb save in the closing stages helped Forest claim a share of the spoils.
Wolves struck first during this afternoon’s fixture. Filozofe Mabete’s goal shortly before the interval handed Warren Joyce a different outlook on his team talk.
Forest were in the game though. They were perhaps disappointed to go in at the break behind and it was somewhat undeserved.
The Reds weren’t behind for long though and they soon restored parity once the game got back underway.
Jack Perkins scored for the Reds. A neat pullback from Kyle McAdam was expertly tucked away and Forest had their goal.
They should have taken the lead shortly after. Detlef Esapa Osong showed some good footwork but his shot was expertly saved by the Wolves goalkeeper.
Today’s result sees Forest continue their good form. After a slow start to life in the Premier League 2, Warren Joyce has now got the team doing okay.
Forest are unbeaten in five matches and face Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup semi-final on Monday night.
Bott brilliance highlights strength in depth at Forest
The talented 17-year-old is enjoying a decent campaign at the City Ground and he’s getting regular game time.
Goalkeepers aren’t in short supply at the City Ground and Bott is one youngster hoping to continue rising through the ranks.
Bott is quite small in stature but he does have time on his side and his shot-stopping ability isn’t in question.
The teenager has been on the bench for the under-23s this season and that experience will have put him in good shape.
Bott was the hero of the hour for Forest today and he’ll hope for more heroics in the FA Youth Cup on Monday night.