Tuesday night brought with it disappointment for Forest, despite the fact they claimed a point from their visit to Clapton after the match finished all-square at 2-2.

The visitors had the better of the first half and made their dominances show as they took a 2-0 lead into the interval.

The game took a while to get going, but Forest took the lead in scrappy circumstances as a goalmouth scramble ended in Nathan Okoye bundling in from close range on 26 minutes.

Their second also lacked on the aesthetics front, a fact which Forest surely cared little about.

Harris provided the quality with a superb whipped free-kick, which was met by the head of Juelmo Agebane, before deflecting in off a Clapton man for an unfortunate own goal.

The second half could not have been more contrasting than the first and a superb 50-yard lob, with Mohammed Ahmed off his line reduced the arrears five minutes after the restart.

Forest could only have themselves to blame for the leveller as some woeful marking allowed a Clapton player the freedom of the 18-yard area to control and fire home.

The goal stung Forest into life, but try as they might they couldn’t find a winner despite creating a number of openings.

Report: Harry Gray, Waltham Forest Guardian.

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