Three more valuable points for the battling band of brothers.

Before Kevin Nolan took over as manager of Notts County no one would have given Notts County a prayer of being 13 points clear of relegation with only 7 games to play, but the revelation under Kevin Nolan as been a total team effort, starting with the chairman right down to the fans on the terraces, the players are a real band of brothers, putting their bodies on the line for the cause.

On a sunny afternoon in Buckinghamshire front foot and could have been in front within 5 minutes when a flowing four man move ended in Jon Stead having a brilliant shot superbly saved by Wycombe keeper Jamal Blackman, the game was flowing with both attacks having chances to break the deadlock, Wycombe s had two good wide players in former Notts player Miles Weston and Alex Jakubiak, they were a constant threat with their speed and pin point crossing, from a Jakubiak cross Luke O’nien got to the ball first and shot at goal but Richard Duffy brilliantly put his body on the line to block the goal bound effort, shortly afterwards Notts took the lead when Jon Stead brilliantly evaded the challenges of  three defenders to get to the goal line and square the ball back to the unmarked Shola Ameobi who put the ball past the stranded Blackman into the net via the inside of the post.

Duffy and Haydn Hollis were superb against the man mountain of Adebayo Akinfenwa, he tried every trick in the book to unsettle the Notts defenders but they stuck to their task  brilliantly and totally frustrated Akinfenwa who could not unsettle the two outstanding defenders.

The second half was similar to the first half with Weston causing problems with his pace and there was a loud appeal for a Wycombe penalty when Weston went down in the box but referee Ross Joyce waved away the appeals to the uproar of the Wycombe players and fans.

Notts continued to play attractive free flowing football with Stead and Ameobi always willing outlets, O’Connor and Milson were running the midfield with energy and skill, every one of the team Played their part in a fantastic battling display, at the final whistle the 348 ecstatic travelling fans applauded the side off the field having appreciated the battling display given by all.

Mel Watson


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