Yes, as RFS points out it was made a testimonial for Nicky J but was primarily arranged on 19 February 1979 as a "mid-season friendly" for Forest as the sunny south west was the only part of the country still not in the grip of the fierce winter of that year.
Any hopes that City had of a nice, gentle exhibition match was thwarted by the fact that Cloughie sent his team up firing on all cylinders to get some match practice. Result City 0 Forest 5.
My first ever ECFC match as a bauy aged 7 sat on my dad's shoulders. Remember the floodlights, the noise and the shiny yellow and blue adidas kit Forest played in, the big lad Robertson jinking down the left wing and my 7 year old brain trying to understand why Forest were playing my local team...ahh, jumpers for goalposts..