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Video emerges of fans fighting with stewards at Notts County v Nottingham Forest

A video emerges this week of fans fighting with themselves and stewards at the Notts County v Nottingham Forest pre-season friendly.

A 17 second clip was published online and since got over 25,000 views within 24 hours, with claims some Forest supporters were in the home end.

This led to a punch up with stewards forced to drag the culprits out of the crowd before taking a tumble on the edge of the pitch and produced laughter from other fans watching on.

The game itself saw Nottingham Forest make the shortest journey in English professional football across Trent Bridge to face National League side Notts County. They are literally 10 minutes walk apart.

It was the first time the two sides have met since 2017 and the second time they were competing for The Derek Pavis Trophy.

The Reds came out to play as they knocked the ball around delightfully in the opening stages patiently awaiting an opening in the Magpies defence.

The first clear chance of the night came on in the 10th minute when Canadian international Richie Laryea ran down the left flank and left Aaron Nemane in his shadow. He crossed the ball into Surridge, who took the ball down and fired a shot towards the target, however, it was smartly blocked by Richard Brindley as he steered the ball out for a corner.

The hosts messed up a golden chance to take the lead moments later when Ruben Rodrigues twisted through the Forest defence and hit a low effort at Jordan Smith who produced a superb save from close range to keep the game goalless.

Forest saw more of the ball throughout the first half, their non league opposition posed a constant threat on the counter and forced Smith into action once again when he was able to deny Sam Austin’s curling effort at full stretch to turn the ball around the post.

The deadlock broke moments before the break when Cafú’s through ball found the feet of Surridge, who managed to get the ball on to his stronger right foot and confidently slotted the ball past Slocombe and into the bottom corner.

That was not to be the final action of the half with County looking to get one back immediately, the chance falling to Rodrigues who saw his effort deflected onto the post following a scramble in the Forest box.

The equaliser came in the 49th minute when Rodrigues once again found himself amongst the action, he was able to find the feet of Macaulay Langstaff who hit the ball home on his left foot from 12-yards out.

The lead however was short-lived with Cafú producing a moment of quality as he rifled an unstoppable free-kick into the top corner from 30-yards out leaving Slocombe flailing in the County net.

The second half continued in entertaining as the game was levelled again just short of the hour mark after Jordan Smith failed to collect a cross that left him in no-man’s land and Austin was able to take his time and tuck the ball home.

Forest almost fell behind for the first time in the evening after a linkup from Rodrigues and substitute Cedywn Scott that saw the latter run through on goal, but Smith was on hand to excellently smother the ball and relieve the danger.

Smith showed his worth once more as he produced yet another top save to keep out Rodrigues’ well struck effort, the danger wasn’t over there, however, Austin could only manage to fire his shot well over the cross bar in the aftermath.

Full Time: Notts County 2-2 Nottingham Forest

Forest: Jordan Smith; Loic Mbe Soh, Giulian Biancone, Richie Laryea, Aaron Donnelly; Cafú, Braian Ojeda, Ryan Yates ©; Alex Mighten, Sam Surridge, Lyle Taylor

Forest Substitutes On: Zach Abbott, Billy Fewster, Oliver Hammond, Ateef Konaté, Dale Taylor, Julian Larsson, Justin Hanks

Notts: Slocombe; Cameron, Baldwin, Brindley; Chicksen (Taylor 82′), Nemane (Adebayo-Rowling 82′); Francis (Bajrami 64′), O’Brien (Scott 64′), Rodrigues (Vincent 82′), Austin; Langstaff (Mitchell 82′)

ATTENDANCE: 14,041 (5,929)

Twitter users reacted as a video emerges of fans fighting with stewards at Notts County v Nottingham Forest…

@Turkey_Twizzler: Erm, that was forest fans getting kicked out, imagine how embarrassing it is being kicked out the Notts end in a friendly when you don’t care about us

@JohnstonLew10: Imagine you get banned for the Premier league season after a pre season freindly against a club from the national league lol 😆.

@halftimepies: There may have been but bloody hell it was a pre season friendly, utter mugs whoever started trouble over that! Whether it’s #nffc or #county fans it’s embarrassing either way tbh, on a lighter note I’d love to know the story regarding the old dears being escorted out😂😂😂

@AtTheWheel_FPL: All I know is… We’ll sit where we want, we’ll sit we waaaant 🔴

@Dave77239226: The mind boggles it really does. State of that lot

@darren_tv: I’ve been to county matches with friends that are county fans. Had a pint thrown over me, and kicked in the back in the toilet. I’m just a fan trying to support a local team that could do with the £££. Found out I was a Forest fan in the home end at a friendly and some go feral?

@nordicgreen_8: I’m loving the stewards wearing the last season Forest third kit shirts 😄

@Ann2Forest: No need for it whoever started it. Shameful. No wonder fans from other clubs dislike us, its not funny it’s embarrassing those involved need to #growup

@melxantia: Moronic idiots

@BrianSciaretta: No such thing as preseason for Notts County supporters

@DanielTuckwood1: @Official_NCFC absolutely disgrace – heavily evaluate your contracted stewards. Ridiculous stewarding

@JustNathanWard: Forest fan kicked out of home end after being banged on his big day out.

@JamieBriody: Bless their little cotton socks. Almost feel sorry for them.

@jakesant6: Rattled by the national league notts

@No1Swann: This is just stupidity of the highest order. Fighting between Notts & Forest fans, I never thought I’d see the day. We are from the same City FFS, it’s shameful.

@Mightyfifa99: Horrible fans

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