Forest mascot Molly does double

Mascot Molly Hill

Mascot Molly Hill

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A SEVEN-year-old Hucknall girl has done the double with Nottingham Forest — by twice leading The Reds out as their mascot.

Little Molly Hill, of Polperro Way, was first given the honour at Forest’s away game in the npower Championship at Watford on Saturday November 9 last year.

But within weeks, she was again chosen as a mascot in a prize draw.

This time, she took to the field with the players ahead of the league match at the City Ground against Barnsley on New Year’s Day.

Molly might not be the best of lucky charms for The Reds.

For on both occasions, they dropped points — in a 1-1 draw at Watford and then a 2-2 stalemate against Barnsley.

But for Molly, it was a dream come true as she has been following Forest for nearly two years and has been to watch them at home several times.

The youngster, who goes to Holy Cross Roman Catholic Primary School in Hucknall, became a fan after The Reds’ football in the community team visited her school.

She has since taken part in several football courses run at the National Comprehensive School in Hucknall.

Molly is the daughter of Catherine (43) and Richard Hill (45). She has a 15-year-old sister, Jess.

Catherine said: “Molly is obsessed by Forest. She was over the moon when she found out she was going to be a mascot.”

Molly is something of a sports all-rounder. For she also swims for Radford and is a medal-winning member of Edgewood Judo Club in Hucknall.