David Brooks and Philip Billing helped Bournemouth to a 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest in the Championship. Brooks opened the scoring for the Cherries in the 28th minute with a clinical finish. Scott McKenna then equalized for the hosts just after halftime. Scott Parker’s side then went ahead courtesy of a well-taken goal by Philip Billing.
Brooks then received his marching orders after a second yellow card offense. Bournemouth showed maturity to see the game out and collect the vital three points. The match had end-to-end action in the first half with Forest failing to capitalize on some good pressure early on.
Nottingham Forest’s Chris Hughton: “It was very disappointing. The atmosphere was great and in difficult periods the crowd lifted us.” he added after his Nottingham Forest side lost to Bournemouth. ”We showed glimpses of good quality and there were some good performances in the game. But ultimately we conceded two soft goals and, sometimes, you have to look back at them to make sure you have seen things right. But they were the same when I looked again.”
Bournemouth’s Scott Parker: “I have explained to him [Brooks] the disappointment I have.” he added. ”His teammates have got him out of a hole. He has let his team down in a sense. He made a silly decision, it was a stupid decision. He understands that. He was sheepish in the dressing room. That side is a desperation to keep the ball out of your net; the desperation to keep hold of three points – I thought the guys did those things very well.”