Promotion play-offs first leg: A fan’s perspective.

The coaches lined up to depart to Coventry by 4-30pm a photo on the Facebook page showing delighted fans ready for the off and singing enjoying the moment.
What a day for football Lincoln and Exeter battling it out. Exeter denied a goal for allegedly pushing the game finished 0-0
Meanwhile at Coventry the coaches arrived at the Ricoh Arena and the game commenced on a pitch that looked terrible due the heavy rain pouring down.
It was a fast playing game despite puddles of water splashing around the Players feet.
Forte was unlucky not to have scored earlier but Lee Burge hooked the ball away.
some heavy tackling went in but Notts played on courageously.
The second half started off well for Notts with a frantic goal clearance and also Coventry with a header just over the bar
49th minute Jones did a lovely cross and Forte kicked the ball into the net GOAL  Notts leading 1-0.
Notts were dominating the game,BUT….
87th minute A very controversial decision when Tootle  was judged by the Referee Gavin Ward to have fouled Tom Bayliss despite Tootles effort to play the ball.
The penalty (Harsh) was awarded and McNulty got his 27th goal of the season.
1-1….
Notts County dominated the game and Commentators disagreeing with the decision also  Radio Nottingham.
I received a text from Notts Supporter ..was it a penalty….I replied we were ROBBED.
So we look forward to next Friday when Coventry come to Meadow Lane
As for the penalty…Do you think it was? 

Lois Brough,
NCFCOSA Membership Secretary.