Nottingham derby

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Nottingham derby
Other names Trentside derby
Locale England Nottingham
Teams Nottingham Forest, Notts County
First meeting 8 October 1892
County 3–0 Forest
1892–93 First Division
Stadiums City Ground
Meadow Lane

The Nottingham derby is the name given to football matches contested between Nottingham Forest and Notts County.

However, Forest have a bigger rivalry with Derby County, than they have with Notts County.[1]


The last league Nottingham derby occurred on 12 February 1994 and resulted in a 2–1 victory for Notts County. Charlie Palmer (or 'Sir' Charlie Palmer as he has been dubbed by Notts County fans) scored with just four minutes remaining and only ninety seconds after Forest had equalised. The date, 12 February, is now known to local fans as Charlie Palmer Day.[2]

The rivalry was resurrected on 9 August 2011, when the clubs met in the first round of the Football League Cup at the City Ground,with Forest winning a penalty shootout after the match had ended 3–3.[3]

Aerial image of the two club's grounds


  1. ^ Scott Murray (27 November 2015). "A brief guide to ... the complex rivalries of Midlands football". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "February 12 will always be 'Charlie Palmer Day'". 16 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nottingham Forest 3–3 Notts County (4–3 on penalties)". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

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