Forest still going
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Nottingham Forest staved off relegation for at least another week as they edged to a 1-0 win at home to Burnley.
Kris Commons scored the only goal at The City Ground to move Forest to within four points of Championship safety.
The furore over several members of the Forest squad being out on the town in midweek seemed to help, rather than hinder, their survival fight as they put on a spirited show against Burnley.
An early Paul Evans free kick was blocked by James O'Connor while at the opposite end Ade Akinbiyi shot wide for the visitors.
The Clarets wasted a good chance on 30 minutes when O'Connor could only head tamely at Forest keeper Colin Doyle from Lee Roche's cross.
Gary Megson's half time teamtalk did the trick for Forest as they emerged the stronger team in the second period.
But chances were still being created by Burnley as Doyle denied Akinbiyi before former Clarets ace Gareth Taylor helped to sink his old club on 70 minutes.
Taylor slipped a pass to John Curtis on the wing and the full back's cross was headed back across goal by Scott Dobie for Commons to lash home.
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