28 - Valiant work from Brady but the ball goes behind for a goal-kick.
@SurreyCanary: Thompson excellent in the games I've seen this season, so agree it's good to see that rewarded.
29 - Pinto charges forward at pace. Attempts a cross. Blocked. Forest make a mess of clearing the ball, allowing Hoolahan to shoot. Deflected behind for a corner.
30 - Header sent over for a Forest goal-kick.
31 - Brady plays into Murphy but the ball is nicked away from him. Dorrans wins it back in midfield.
31 - Brady unlucky as he almost breaks into the box. Pereira leads a Forest counter before Kasami slices wide from outside the box.
32 - End-to-end doesn't quite do this opening half-hour justice.
32 - City win a couple of throws on the right.
33 - Murphy lays back to Pinto. Penalty City!
33 - Hoolahan twists and turns. Wriggles into the box and is sent to ground. Spot-kick given. No complaints at all.
34 - Jerome sends the rebound over from the angle. Goal-kick and a missed opportunity for the Canaries.
35 - Offside given against Forest. City free-kick. Stojkovic got across his goal well to save Hoolahan's firmly hit penalty. 0-0 it remains.
36 - Hoolahan eager to shake off the disappointment quickly. Determined to get back on the ball and create but Forest come away.
37 - Appeals at the other end for a penalty after a possible push in the box. Not given, but a corner is.
37 - Headed away. City break again but Hoolahan can't thread it through to Jerome.
37 - Pereira looks to move forward. Stopped in his tracks. Forest throw.
38 - And now a free-kick given by the touchline.
38 - Norwich-born Chris Cohen sends down the line. Eventually sent in by Carayol. Headed wide for a goal-kick.
39 - Forest play the ball across defence before moving forward with purpose.
40 - A cross is sent in from the left. The ball is headed against the post and Vellios reacts first to fire in. 1-0.
41 - Dorrans shoots from distance on the bounce. Well over. Forest lead with half-time approaching.
42 - Jerome flicks on. Hoolahan can't pick the second ball up.
42 - The ball gets laid back to Cohen on the charge. He races onto it but fires over.
43 - Goal-kick to City. Relentless tempo continuing.
44 - Dorrans almost manages to get into the box. Cleared for a throw.
44 - Murphy goes to ground but no free-kick given.
45 - Hoolahan looks for Murphy but can't find him. Out for a Forest throw.
45 - One minute to be added.
45 - City with a throw on the right flank.
45 - Throw on the left now. Not long left in the half.
HALF-TIME | NFFC 1-0 NCFC
A frantic opening period played at a manic pace there, with Forest ahead through Vellios after Hoolahan had earlier seen his penalty saved.
Pereira in particular is a real handful. Looks likely to cause problems every time he gets on it.
@MavisCrewcut: Pretty non-stop action from first whistle to last there. Both teams have played some good stuff. Not much in it, but going forward Forest as good as I've seen so far this season.
Would you change anything for the second period?
Forest back out for the second half.