The wins still won’t come, and the crowd gets anxious. James Chestney reports.
Hull City’s run of poor form continued when they failed to beat managerless Nottingham Forest at the KC Stadium on Tuesday night.
Forest sacked Dougie Freedman on Sunday and for Paul Williams it was a chance to shine before a new appointment is made. For City it would have been a great opportunity to leap into second place ahead of the big Friday night game at the Riverside as they take on Middlesbrough.
City totally dominated the opening period but with Jake Livermore missed the midfield didn’t have its Tigerish bit. Chances came and chances went for the Tigers but they couldn’t find the finishing touch to start to see off Forest, Abel Hernandez going the closest when he hit the post.
It was just shy of the half hour that Forest struck with a superb 30 yard strike from Gary Gardner who really let fly. The first thing Allan McGregor knew about it was when the net rippled and he was bending down to pick the ball up.
Steve Bruce then made a substitution bringing on Sone Aluko and it paid dividends with a 73rd minute strike. He followed up a Tom Huddlestone shot which was deflected into his path and the striker fired it home to salvage a point but in class it is … must try harder.