Nottingham Forest & Notts County Tour: Games Gallery

By: Steve Sutcliffe |
31/07/14 |

Both Nottingham clubs have now been in action three times during their 12 day stay in Spain.

Forest’s tour started on the front foot with Kasheme Walton opening the scoring against Huracán Valencia with barely 30 seconds on the clock.

However the shell shocked hosts, who ended up fielding almost 3 different teams during the game responded to draw level and then snatch a winner 10 minutes from time.

Forest’s second outing against Levante, the 3-0 conquerors of Notts County, was a similarly tight affair. While the Primera Liga side had the better of the opening exchanges they were unable to find a way past the impressive keeper Richard Dearle whose performance helped the Reds to a 0-0 draw.

Speaking at the team hotel after the match, Forest Academy manager Gary Brazil was delighted by his side’s efforts:

“These games over here are a really important part of our development as a group ahead of the new season,” he told the club’s website.

“The lads are working very, very hard on the training ground and I thought we looked very well organised against Levante. I’m really pleased for them and it’s a good platform for us to build on.

“Levante have got some really good young players and we’re putting a group together at the minute. We’ve got a brand new group of first years who are getting used to working with the second years.

“We have a lot of work to do but as a starting point I think our pre-season so far has been really encouraging.”

A Kasheme Walton strike helped Forest round off their fixtures against Spanish opponents with a 1-0 victory over Villareal.

Beaten by Levante in game one, Notts County responded by going ahead at Villareal, through Gino Kelleher.

In a determined display the Magpies were unfortunate not to receive a penalty in the first-half which would’ve doubled their advantage and that moment ultimately cost them the honours with The Yellow Submarine equalising from the spot late in the second period.

However the Magpies were not to be denied a victory saving their best performance until last by grabbing a 2-1 win over Valencia thanks to goals from Kenan Layton and Colby Bishop.