SEASON: 2002-03


Prev Season: 2001-02
This Season: 2002-03
Next Season: 2003-04
DIVISION:
Nationwide League Division One (Tier 2)
MANAGER(s):
Paul Hart
FA Cup:
3rd Round (West Ham United (A) 2-3)
League Cup:
2nd Round (Walsall (H) 1-2)

Player Of The Year:
David Johnson
Top Goalscorer:
David Johnson (29 goals)

LEAGUE POSITIONS

SEASON END TABLE
LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (Tier 2) - 2002-03 Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Portsmouth4629116974517335222128345235298Promoted as Champions1-20-2
2Leicester City4626146734016524012109433283392Promoted2-20-1
3Sheffield United462311127252137338231049342920803-00-1
4Reading462541761461337332112110282515792-00-1
5Wolverhampton Wanderers46201610814491044019116641253776Promoted via playoffs2-21-2
6Nottingham Forest46201412825014725723671025273274
7Ipswich Town46191314806410584939986312516702-14-3
8Norwich City461912156049144536175810243211694-00-0
9Millwall461991859691166343283122537-10663-32-1
10Wimbledon46181117767312563928661137453652-03-2
11Gillingham461614165665106733316892334-9624-14-1
12Preston North End4616131768701175442956122441-2612-21-1
13Watford461792054701157332664132144-16600-11-1
14Crystal Palace46141715595281052917671030357592-10-0
15Rotherham United4615141762628962725751135370593-22-2
16Burnley4615102165891049354456123045-24552-00-1
17Walsall4615922576910310343456122335-12541-11-2
18Derby County46157245574959333262152242-19523-00-0
19Bradford City461410225173788273572142438-22523-00-1
20Coventry City461214204662661123316892331-16501-11-0
21Stoke City461214204569968252538122044-24506-02-2
22Sheffield Wednesday461016205673779293239112741-1746Relegated4-00-2
23Brighton and Hove Albion4611122349677610293146132036-1845Relegated3-20-1
24Grimsby Town469122548855612263946132246-3739Relegated2-23-0

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GAME COUNTS
ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
51
Competitive Goals:
93
Goals per game:
1.8

LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
46
League Points:
74 out of 138 (3 points per win)
Points Percentage:
53.6%

GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored10 times13 times9 times6 times1 time
Conceded17 times15 times3 times1 time
Won By8 times3 times6 times3 times1 time
Lost By13 times2 times

LEAGUE POSITION ANALYSIS
Analysis of the league positions
This table shows:
(a) how many days we spent in each of the league positions
(b) how we did when we played teams in each of the league positions.

Position days Record against teams in each position
Forest
Pos
Num Days Opp
Pos
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
1 11--1120 Portsmouth (1-2)
2 22-11011 Norwich City (0-0), Leicester City (0-1)
330 32-11231 Leicester City (2-2), Sheffield United (0-1), Sheffield United (1-1), Sheffield United (3-4)
490 421-1333 Rotherham United (3-2), Reading (0-1)
574 5211-524 Sheffield United (3-0), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-2)
631 64211537 Coventry City (1-0), Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-2), Reading (2-0), Coventry City (1-1)
714 711--433 Ipswich Town (4-3)
83 822--816 Gillingham (4-1), Norwich City (4-0)
91 94121865 Burnley (0-1), Watford (1-1), Gillingham (4-1), Millwall (3-3)
109 10-------
113 1121-1223 Watford (0-1), Crystal Palace (2-1)
123 121-1-001 Crystal Palace (0-0)
13 131-1-001 Derby County (0-0)
14 141-1-221 Rotherham United (2-2)
15 15211-424 Stoke City (2-2), Burnley (2-0)
161 1611--403 Sheffield Wednesday (4-0)
17 1711--323 Wimbledon (3-2)
181 18211-324 Ipswich Town (2-1), Preston North End (1-1)
196 19431-8210 Wimbledon (2-0), Millwall (2-1), Bradford City (3-0), Walsall (1-1)
20 2031-2433 Walsall (1-2), Bradford City (0-1), Derby County (3-0)
21 212-11231 Preston North End (2-2), Brighton and Hove Albion (0-1)
22 22-------
231 2311--603 Stoke City (6-0)
24 244211867 Grimsby Town (3-0), Brighton and Hove Albion (3-2), Sheffield Wednesday (0-2), Grimsby Town (2-2)
Not included: Week 1 game against Portsmouth (0-2) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
29,725 (Derby County)
Lowest League Attendance:
16,073 (Gillingham)
Average League Attendance:
24,629
Highest Cup Attendance:
6,343 (Walsall)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
4,498 (Kidderminster Harriers)

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
15
Yellow cards:
69
Red cards:
4
Own goals (for):
2 (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
1 (scored by us for opponents)
Penalties scored:
6
Penalties conceded:
3
Penalties missed:
1
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Paul Hart
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 10, 2002PortsmouthA0-2Loss18,91019
2Wed Aug 14, 2002Preston North EndH2-2Draw18,06519Johnson (69), Jess (83)
3Sat Aug 17, 2002Sheffield WednesdayH4-0Win21,1299Johnson (3), Lester (47), Scimeca (69, 73)
4Sat Aug 24, 2002WalsallA1-2Loss5,09612Prutton (83)
5Wed Aug 28, 2002WimbledonH2-0Win16,43110Johnson (16, 45)
6Sat Aug 31, 2002Coventry CityA1-0Win13,7326Scimeca (16)
7Sat Sep 14, 2002WatfordH0-1Loss17,86511
8Wed Sep 18, 2002GillinghamH4-1Win16,0738Harewood (4, 17 pen, 65), Johnson (39)
9Sat Sep 21, 2002Grimsby TownA3-0Win7,0727Johnson (17, 86 pen, 90)
10Wed Sep 25, 2002Stoke CityA2-2Draw14,5547Dawson (35), Johnson (45)
11Sat Sep 28, 2002Rotherham UnitedH3-2Win25,0894Johnson (3, 39), Bopp (18)
12Sat Oct 05, 2002MillwallA2-1Win10,5214Johnson (65, 85)
13Sun Oct 20, 2002Derby CountyA0-0Draw30,5474
14Sat Oct 26, 2002Leicester CityH2-2Draw29,4976Johnson (76 pen), Lester (90)
15Tue Oct 29, 2002Norwich CityA0-0Draw20,9866
16Sat Nov 02, 2002Sheffield UnitedH3-0Win22,5795Lester (54, 61), Harewood (63)
17Sat Nov 09, 2002Crystal PalaceA0-0Draw18,9715
18Sat Nov 16, 2002Bradford CityH3-0Win19,6534Lester (18), Johnson (25), Louis-Jean (36)
19Sat Nov 23, 2002Wolverhampton WanderersA1-2Loss27,9534Harewood (45)
20Wed Nov 27, 2002Brighton and Hove AlbionH3-2Win29,1373Harewood (8), Johnson (45), Lester (76)
21Sat Nov 30, 2002Ipswich TownH2-1Win24,8983Johnson (5, 63)
22Sat Dec 07, 2002BurnleyA0-1Loss13,8693
23Sat Dec 14, 2002Bradford CityA0-1Loss12,2453
24Sat Dec 21, 2002ReadingH2-0Win25,8313Johnson (4), Harewood (67)
25Thu Dec 26, 2002Sheffield WednesdayA0-2Loss26,3624
26Sat Dec 28, 2002PortsmouthH1-2Loss28,1655Dawson (90)
27Wed Jan 01, 2003WalsallH1-1Draw28,4414Thompson (15)
28Sat Jan 18, 2003Coventry CityH1-1Draw24,4874Williams (33)
29Sat Jan 25, 2003Preston North EndA1-1Draw13,5084Johnson (16)
30Sat Feb 01, 2003WimbledonA3-2Win3,3824Harewood (29, 32), Johnson (90)
31Sat Feb 08, 2003Crystal PalaceH2-1Win26,0124Dawson (4), Harewood (59)
32Sat Feb 22, 2003Stoke CityH6-0Win24,0854Harewood (13, 24, 28, 45 pen), Johnson (53), Jess (85)
33Sat Mar 01, 2003WatfordA1-1Draw17,9345Huckerby (66)
34Tue Mar 04, 2003GillinghamA4-1Win7,2773Huckerby (7, 17), Harewood (46), Thompson (55)
35Mon Mar 10, 2003Grimsby TownH2-2Draw25,5074Reid (23), Williams (90)
36Sat Mar 15, 2003Brighton and Hove AlbionA0-1Loss6,8305
37Wed Mar 19, 2003Derby CountyH3-0Win29,7255Harewood (13, 49 pen), Huckerby (15)
38Sat Mar 22, 2003Norwich CityH4-0Win27,2965Huckerby (11), Harewood (22), Williams (56), Brennan (82)
39Sat Apr 05, 2003Ipswich TownA4-3Win29,5034Thompson (27), Harewood (29, 75), Richard Naylor (33 OG)
40Tue Apr 08, 2003Leicester CityA0-1Loss32,0654
41Fri Apr 11, 2003Wolverhampton WanderersH2-2Draw27,2094Johnson (40), Dawson (74)
42Tue Apr 15, 2003Sheffield UnitedA0-1Loss23,3175
43Fri Apr 18, 2003ReadingA0-1Loss21,6125
44Mon Apr 21, 2003BurnleyH2-0Win25,4036Dawson (75), Johnson (90)
45Sat Apr 26, 2003MillwallH3-3Draw29,4636Jess (19), Bopp (22), Johnson (72)
46Sun May 04, 2003Rotherham UnitedA2-2Draw9,9426Lester (66), Westcarr (66)

Playoffs
DateOpponentRoundLegH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat May 10, 2003Sheffield UnitedSemi1H1-1Draw29,064Johnson (55)
Thu May 15, 2003Sheffield UnitedSemi2A3-4Loss30,212Johnson (30), Reid (58), Robert Page (119 OG)

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Jan 04, 2003West Ham United3A2-3Loss29,612Harewood (17), Reid (50)

League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Sep 11, 2002Kidderminster Harriers1H4-0Win4,498Lester (24, 71 pen), Scimeca (45), Johnson (51)
Wed Oct 02, 2002Walsall2H1-2Loss6,343Johnson (79)

Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Jul 17, 2002Saint MedardFranceA4-0Win-? (?, ?, ?, ?)
Fri Jul 19, 2002LibourneFranceA1-0Win-? (?)
Sat Jul 27, 2002Mansfield TownEnglandA3-0Win3,819? (?, ?, ?)
Wed Jul 31, 2002Newcastle UnitedEnglandH3-1Win19,191? (?, ?, ?)
Sat Aug 03, 2002Plymouth ArgyleEnglandA2-2Draw4,361? (?, ?)
Tue Aug 06, 2002Boston UnitedEnglandA3-0Win1,611? (?, ?, ?)

Bass Charity Vase
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Tue Jul 30, 2002Burton AlbionFinalA3-2Win-? (?, ?, ?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (11) - £0 Out (4) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Andy HaskinsBoughtLiam KearneyReleased
Benjamin GavanonLoan InMikael Antoine-CurierSold
Matt BodkinBoughtRiccardo ScimecaSold
Richard JeffreyBoughtAug 03, 2002Christian EdwardsSold
Scott TynanBoughtFree
Wes MorganBoughtFree
Jul 01, 2002Des WalkerBought
Aug 03, 2002Marcus HallLoan In
Aug 14, 2002Eoin JessBought
Feb 22, 2003Davy OyenBought
Mar 01, 2003Darren HuckerbyLoan In


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Country PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Goalkeepers
GK1 WalesDarren Ward502114151
GK12 Rep. of Ire.Barry Roche1150
GK31 GermanyPascal Formann
GK EnglandScott Tynan
Defenders
D4 EnglandDes Walker331211104422
D14 ScotlandChris Doig136431629
D17 EnglandMichael Dawson421813115712
D21 BelgiumDavy Oyen43142
D28 EnglandJames Biggins
D32 EnglandTony Vaughan
D33 WalesChristian Edwards
D36 EnglandWes Morgan1
D EnglandAndy Haskins
Midfielders
M2 FranceMatthieu Louis-Jean452011141841
M3 CanadaJim Brennan49211414113
M5 NorwayJon Olav Hjelde281369312813
M6 EnglandRiccardo Scimeca45191313444
M7 EnglandDavid Prutton261097161
M15 Rep. of Ire.John Thompson2579933448
M18 Rep. of Ire.Brian Cash2112
M23 FranceBenjamin GavanonOn loan from Marseille
M27 EnglandMatt Bodkin1
M34 GuadeloupeMikael Antoine-Curier2
M35 ScotlandGregor Robertson1
M EnglandJames Perch
Forwards
F7 EnglandDarren Huckerby11434532On loan from Manchester City
F8 ScotlandGareth Williams4320121133311
F9 JamaicaDavid Johnson472012152942021Player Of The Year
F10 EnglandJack Lester351210139717142
F11 EnglandMarlon Harewood4820141421672
F16 GermanyEugen Bopp15744223318
F19 EnglandCraig Westcarr134541111011
F20 Rep. of Ire.Andy Reid35131012347912
F22 ScotlandEoin Jess33169832101616
F23 EnglandMarcus Hall11
F29 EnglandRichard Jeffrey
F Rep. of Ire.Liam Kearney


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
29 (2)David Johnson47
21 (3)Marlon Harewood48
9 (1)Jack Lester35
5Darren Huckerby11
5Michael Dawson42
4Riccardo Scimeca45
3Andy Reid35
3Eoin Jess33
3Gareth Williams43
3John Thompson25
2Eugen Bopp15
2Own Goals51
1Craig Westcarr13
1David Prutton26
1Jim Brennan49
1Matthieu Louis-Jean45


LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
GillinghamWed Sep 18, 2002Home4-1Tue Mar 04, 2003Away4-1
Ipswich TownSat Nov 30, 2002Home2-1Sat Apr 05, 2003Away4-3
WimbledonWed Aug 28, 2002Home2-0Sat Feb 01, 2003Away3-2