Nottingham Forest fan Colby Bishop has done it again. The Portsmouth striker broke Derby County’s hearts once again and silenced the Pride Park faithful for the second year running.
The Rams were on course for a third win in 11 league games on home soil, when Bishop struck. The clock has just ticked beyond the fifth minute of added time when the striker poked home.
Forest fan Bishop has scored four times this season for Pompey. The 26-year-old loved this one more than any other, however, and after the game, the smile was etched all over his face.
The striker scored against Derby at Pride Park last season too. Once again he caused some angst among the Rams faithful by mocking the celebration of Craig Bryson and doing the bow and arrow in their direction.
After the game, he told The News: “I’m a Forest fan and have dreamed of scoring at Pride Park. I used to have a City Ground season ticket for years and years, my friends were in the away end on Saturday.
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“It means more scoring at Derby, of course it does. Mind you, I love the bather between fans. They were giving me stick every time I was on the floor, I could hear them.
“If you give it, you’ve got to take it, haven’t you?”
Forest fan Bishop silences the Rams again
This is quite remarkable. It was definitely in the script and you could see just how much Bishop upset to Derby fan base with his late goal.
It’s not quite going to plan for the Rams in League One. After preaching that they’d only be a temporary fixture in the third tier, they didn’t even make the play-offs last season.
Now, they’re languishing in mid-table and face another fight. Paul Warne looks to be under some pressure and the rivalry between Forest and Derby is becoming a thing of the past.
Bishop’s goal and celebration have once again caused some comedy gold from a Forest fan perspective.