The Ryman Football League
Published 3rd May 2012
....surreal final game at Wodson Park on Wednesday night.
When the match finally got under way after several postponements, Forest had managed to raise only nine players, hugely improving Ware's chances of achieving the three-goal win they needed to survive.
Elliot King put Ware ahead after only 8 minutes and it seemed as if their task would be something of a formality. Far from it. It was still only 1-0 well into the second half, when a red card cost Ware half their numerical advantage. Not for long - Forest then had a man sent-off and it was 10-8.
Ware eventually got a second goal, a Lewis Taylor penalty, but by then it was the 5th minute of added time and it was too late.
They did climb above Wakering to finish twenty-first, level on points with Ilford, but with goal difference also equal Ilford survive because they scored seven more goals.