Forest fell to a derby day defeat against a Wadham Lodge side which contained former Stags Terry Foxe, Danny Francis and Jason Ngandu as manager.
Despite a bright opening, Forest were quickly behind, Brian Simpson given the freedom of the Forest box to bring the ball down and pick his corner of the goal.
At the other end, Paul Scott made a strong debut up front for Forest and went close to
levelling the score, hitting the post from a matter of yards, before the ball trickled across
the goal line and was eventually cleared.
But then Forest’s problems were compounded as Harrison Seetah allowed a regulation save
from Sherwin Stanley to slip through his fingers and in.
Stanley then made it 3-0 with his second of the game, again thanks to some poor marking from Forest.
Scott (and indeed the entire crowd) thought he’d earned Forest a penalty late in the first half, but the referee then changed his mind, only giving a free kick.
Forest came out with far more bite in the second half, and were quickly back in the game
thanks to two goals from Christian Owusu, the second a penalty.
But only three minutes later, Francis was clumsily bundled over in the Forest box allowing Francis to slot home for his hattrick.