Matty Cash impressed many Nottingham Forest fans in his first start of the season, saving them from embarrassment by scoring an added team equaliser against Bury.
Aitor Karanka’s men went behind early on against the League Two side, and matters were made worse when goalkeeper Jordan Smith was sent off later in the first half. But Cash’s late equaliser forced the game to a penalty shootout. Despite missing his penalty, Cash’s side still went on to beat Bury in a nerve-wracking penalty showdown.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been praised for his energy and commitment, something that cannot be said for other members of his team. His performance would have surely given him a chance to start for Forest when they travel to Wigan this weekend.
Cash managed to score only two goals in 25 appearances for The Reds last season, so this is encouraging for the midfielder, as he will hope to appear on the scoresheet more often this term.
Here’s what the fans had to say:
yes matty cash, nothing like a cheeky last minute equaliser
— belle (@izzielucy_) August 14, 2018
matty cash you beauty
— holy sharknado (@beth2ny) August 14, 2018
Matty cash you beauty #NFFC
— Bradley (@McBrads95) August 14, 2018
Not going to lie we was absolutely awful tonight after the early goal I could never see us scoring in a million years with 11 men nevermind 10 but a big thank you Matty cash for saving us a massive embarrassment tonight my motm a single bright light in a dark evening #nffc
— Iamphenomenal01 (@Iamphenomenal01) August 14, 2018
We'll done Matty. Great energy shown and a very well taken goal.
— Keith Cordon (@whoiskeithc) August 14, 2018
Man like Matty Cash
— JSM (@jessica_jaee) August 14, 2018
Matty Cash is the only player who ALWAYS gives his all. #nffc
— Hannah Forest (@hannahforest) August 14, 2018
Matty cash looked like the only player who wanted to be on that pitch tonight along with possibly Bryam.
— Arch (@arch7120) August 14, 2018