Nottingham Forest ended their dismal run of form in the English Championship on Saturday with a late victory at home to Ipswich Town.
Trailing by a goal heading into the final minutes of the game, a Ben Brereton penalty and a Joe Lolley finish in stoppage time gave the Reds a vital victory.
Heading into the match they had not only failed to win in six matches, but also failed to score in that period, much to the worry of Forest supporters.
Fans were absolutely delighted with the win and had much praise for goal hero Lolley, who has been one of the side’s main threats in recent weeks despite the lack of goals.
His perseverance finally paid off with a superb volley at the back post to send the City Ground into raptures.
Signing in January, he’s been a real bright spark for Aitor Karanka’s side and supporters are excited to see what his future holds at the clubs surrounded by better players next season.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Saturday performance…
What a signing Joe lolley has been and it was totally unexpected 👌 looking forward to what happens in the summer! #nffc
— Lango (@NFFC_Langston) April 14, 2018
So much pride in Brereton ..that penalty took courage ..Lolley is absolute quality. Had a feeling today our fortunes would turn #nffc
— MW⚽️ (@matleslie68) April 14, 2018
— Mark NFFC⭐️⭐️🇬🇷 (@MarkWinNFFC) April 14, 2018
Hopefully that's Karanka's rough patch over. Thought Lolley and TF were superb today. Lolley has been the only one that's looked threatening these past few games, glad his goal finally came. #nffc
No point in signing Colback permanently on huge wages with Bridcutt here already.
— NFFC (@NottinghamRed99) April 14, 2018
What a buy Lolley is.. he and Osborn seem to have an understanding. Tomlin doesn’t help Osborn out, so Lolley on the left please Karanka #nffc
— Em C (@Colt_Em) April 14, 2018
I'm not just saying this because he won us the game, but Lolley is the best January signing. Even when we haven't scored, he's one of the few players who has looked like scoring, or has at least driven the ball forward. But what a winning goal today ❤️ #NFFC
— Dan (@Dan_LowerBC) April 14, 2018
Totally agree with these comments on the radio about Lolley, in a more confident side his undoubted talent will grow and he deserved to get the winner for his refusal to give in #nffc
— Steve (@mistrollingin) April 14, 2018
Lolley our main attacking threat and my man of the match #nffc
— @forest4eversteve (@biltonsteve) April 14, 2018