FASTEST GOALS SCORED

Keinan Davis's recent goal against Reading was timed at 17 seconds, making it the joint-second fastest goal we've scored.
The fastest (known) goal was Jack Lester's 14-second strike against Norwich back in March 2000. (The official Forest site agrees too. Click here for this and more records)

Shaun Teale scored a 14th-second own goal for us against Aston Villa in 1991, and Paul Smith's 23-second goal against Leicester in 2007 was allowed to be walked by Leicester as the game was rescheduled following Clive Clarke's collapse.

For sure, I have a lot of goals that are missing times, but we're pretty good back to 1980. And there are at least two first-minute goals that I don't have the number of seconds for.

These are all the goals we scored within the first 2 minutes of a game:

Date Opponent Game Type Scorer Minute Seconds Notes Score Result
Oct 01, 1966Manchester UnitedLeague Tier 1Chris Crowe14-1W
Mar 08, 2000Norwich CityLeague Tier 2Jack Lester114Fastest ever Forest goal - 14 seconds1-1D
Sep 21, 1991Aston VillaLeague Tier 1Shaun Teale114An own goal in just 14 seconds1-3L
Nov 19, 2016Ipswich TownLeague Tier 2Britt Assombalonga117Scored in just 17 seconds2-0W
Mar 12, 2022ReadingLeague Tier 2Keinan Davis117Scored in just 17 seconds4-0W
Dec 18, 1982Norwich CityLeague Tier 1Steve Hodge1221-0W
Sep 18, 2007Leicester CityLeague CupPaul Smith (2006)123Paul Smith was allowed to walk the ball into an empty net2-3L
Feb 22, 1992ChelseaLeague Tier 1Teddy Sheringham140Scored after just 40 seconds1-1D
Apr 14, 1984Ipswich TownLeague Tier 1Steve Wigley150Steve Wigley first goal2-2D
Feb 05, 2011WatfordLeague Tier 2Marcus Tudgay151Goal scored in 51 seconds1-0W
Aug 29, 2009Derby CountyLeague Tier 2Radoslaw Majewski158Goal scored in 58 seconds3-2W
Apr 05, 1915Lincoln CityLeague Tier 2Fred Harris1?Fred Harris last goal1-2L
Mar 30, 1991WimbledonLeague Tier 1Tony Loughlan1?Tony Loughlan only goal1-3L
Dec 01, 1982BrentfordLeague CupIan Wallace22-0W
Apr 24, 1985Luton TownLeague Tier 1Gary Mills22-1W
Aug 29, 2018Newcastle UnitedLeague CupDaryl Murphy23-1W
Apr 02, 1983EvertonLeague Tier 1Steve Hodge2652-0W
Nov 29, 1986Tottenham HotspurLeague Tier 1Stuart Pearce275The penalty was scored in the 75th second3-2W
Sep 24, 1960Birmingham CityLeague Tier 1Geoff Vowden280Birmingham City Post listed the time as 80 seconds1-3L
Mar 09, 1974Newcastle UnitedFA CupIan Bowyer2903-4L
Jan 02, 1982WrexhamFA CupMark Proctor2?1-3L
Sep 27, 1986ArsenalLeague Tier 1Nigel Clough2?1-0W
Nov 01, 1989Crystal PalaceLeague CupSteve Hodge2?5-0W
Oct 07, 1990EvertonLeague Tier 1Steve Hodge2?3-1W
Apr 14, 1992Luton TownLeague Tier 1Kingsley Black2?1-2L
Oct 22, 1994Aston VillaLeague Tier 1Stuart Pearce2?2-0W
Oct 19, 1996Derby CountyLeague Tier 1Dean Saunders2?1-1D
Feb 25, 2019Derby CountyLeague Tier 2Yohan Benalouane2?Yohan Benalouane only goal1-0W
Sep 12, 2009Sheffield WednesdayLeague Tier 2Dexter Blackstock2?1-1D
Dec 29, 2010Derby CountyLeague Tier 2Luke Chambers2?5-2W
Feb 14, 2017FulhamLeague Tier 2Pajtim Kasami2?Pajtim Kasami last goal2-3L
Aug 17, 2013Bolton WanderersLeague Tier 2Jamie Mackie2?Jamie Mackie first goal3-0W
Apr 19, 2014Birmingham CityLeague Tier 2Matt Derbyshire2?1-0W
Apr 21, 2014Leeds UnitedLeague Tier 2Matt Derbyshire2?2-0W
Dec 19, 2015Milton Keynes DonsLeague Tier 2Nelson Oliveira2?2-1W
Feb 04, 2009Derby CountyFA CupChris Cohen2?2-3L
Mar 07, 2001BarnsleyLeague Tier 2Chris Bart-Williams2?1-0W