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|Other names||Trentside derby|
|Teams||Nottingham Forest, Notts County|
|First meeting||Notts County 1–3 Nottingham Forest|
1878–79 FA Cup
(16 November 1878)
|Latest meeting||Nottingham Forest 3–3 (4–3 p) Notts County|
2011–12 Football League Cup
(9 August 2011)
|Stadiums|| City Ground |
|Most wins||Nottingham Forest (40)|
|All-time series||Nottingham Forest: 40|
Notts County: 30
|Largest victory||Nottingham Forest 5-0 Notts County|
1900–01 First Division
(24 November 1900)
Nottingham Forest 5-0 Notts County
1953–54 Second Division
(10 October 1953)
The Nottingham derby is the name given to football matches contested between Nottingham Forest and Notts County.
The two clubs are amongst the oldest football clubs in the World. County were formed in 1862 and are the oldest professional association football club in the world. Forest were formed three years later by a group of men playing the now largely unknown sport of bandy.
The first meeting between the two clubs was a friendly on 22 March 1866. The match was a 0-0 draw and was probably on the Forest Recreation Ground.
The first competitive meeting in the FA Cup came on 16 November 1878 and resulted in a 3-1 victory for Nottingham Forest. The first league game occurred on 8 October 1892 and resulted in a 3-1 victory for Notts County.
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.
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.
The two clubs rarely meet as they are in different tiers of the league system and supporters generally view other regional clubs as more prominent rivals. However, recent years have seen incidents of trouble between supporters. In 2007, a 'friendly' match between the clubs saw violence erupt after the final whistle.And in 2017, several followers of both sides were convicted of taking part in a prearranged mass brawl in a pub in Nottingham. Another friendly match the previous summer also saw four arrests.
The two clubs have met a total of 94 times in the League, FA Cup and League Cup. The two sides have contested games in a number of other competitions including the Nottinghamshire County Senior Cup and the Anglo-Italian Cup. The results and statistics from those games are not included below.
|County wins||Draws||Forest wins|
Notts County in the league at home
Nottingham Forest in the league at home
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|16 November 1878||Trent Bridge||Notts County||Nottingham Forest||FA Cup|
|8 November 1879||Trent Bridge||Nottingham Forest||Notts County||FA Cup|
|1 December 1883||Trent Bridge||Notts County||Nottingham Forest||FA Cup|
|26 November 1887||Trent Bridge||Nottingham Forest||Notts County||FA Cup|
|24 February 1894||Trent Bridge||Nottingham Forest||Notts County||FA Cup|
|3 March 1894||Trent Bridge||Notts County||Nottingham Forest||FA Cup|
|1 January 1978||City Ground||Nottingham Forest||Notts County||League Cup|
|9 August 2011||City Ground||Nottingham Forest|
|Notts County||League Cup|
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