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Immediate Reaction: Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest

And there was much rejoicing

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What a difference a goal makes.

If today's game had ended two minutes earlier then this Immediate Reaction would have had a much more negative tone.
However Stephen ‘Scott'  Dobbie's composed finish in the 94th minute ended the goal drought and brought absolute delirium with it.

When Gary Madine stepped up to take his truly dreadful penalty, I wasn't at all confident, and he sadly proved me right when he hit the ball straight at Dorus de Vries in the Nottingham Forest goal.

Though Madine is good in the air, his shooting is woeful and I'd be very surprised to see him score more than five goals this season. Zach Clough as well was very poor, especially in the second half but I still have faith that Clough will be in amongst the goals soon. Currently he seems quite restricted by how deep he's being asked to play.

On the other hand, Wellington Silva was very exciting. He was quick, direct and he was always trying to make something happen. Something that did speak volumes as well was his desire to always find Mark Davies, one of the only other players in our team who can bring about moments of magic.

Lawrie Wilson coped surprisingly well with Michail Antonio in the First Half, but as the game wore on he struggled to deal with his pace and at one point there was a lack of communication that saw Wilson and Prince run into each other.

Prince was great on the whole but does look to have a mistake in him but nobody could have stopped David Vaughan's stunning strike for Forest.

However, Dobbie stepped up to save the day and send Dougie Freedman back to Nottingham with his tail firmly between his legs.