Another Saturday on the road arrives as we now set our sight on Dorking Wanderers to become the next sufferer of our impeccable unbeaten run. But, as some have rightly mentioned, this may not be as easy as it looks on paper and we will get into why shortly.
But first, as always, time for the recap.
There is only one word you can describe Tuesday evening’s win against Aldershot Town as and that word is faultless. Although the visitors had a good opening fifteen minutes to the game, ultimately you have to say we were by far the better side on the night and the score-line is the perfect reflection for that matter.
I personally could not pick out a single bd performer and that has been the case for the past four games so that speaks good volumes of the consistency within the team, a new consistency that we failed to see last season for sure. The backline was perfect, special mention to Geraldo Bajrami who despite being very vocal about the fact he prefers the midfield role to the centre-half role, pulled on the shirt and dropped another incredible display across the back five to cover the injured Aden Baldwin and the midfield alongside the constant goal-scoring front two were just as impressive.
Another night, another win in truth but Cedwyn Scott and Macaulay Langstaff both getting their names on the scoresheet AGAIN speaks the level they have elevated our expectations to this season. Last season, we would have been lucky to see any player score as frequently as this pair are currently doing and if I am being honest, the long-awaited arrival for a partnership like this was all worth it in the end. Cedwyn Scott is starting to hit the ground running and as far as his partner goes, how do you stop him? Disclaimer, you cannot.
Now then, as far as Dorking go, it would be ridiculous to underestimate the power of this opponent.
I feel we all had expectations to win at Gateshead earlier on in the season and that did not go to plan how we all imagine and that is why we cannot afford to disregard the quality of the newly promoted sides.
Dorking Wanderers of late have been dealt unfortunate injury news with Alfie Rutherford, who was the club’s current top goal scorer sustaining a serious injury, serious to the extent that his season has been concluded prematurely. This obviously benefits Notts as the main source of goals for the hosts will not be present, yet the club still possess several threats across the pitch and that can also not be disregarded as again underestimation never does any favours in this life when it comes to football especially.
As easy as it is for me to say it, I am sure it has been echoed by the coaching staff throughout the week, but it has been publicly known that this side never take any team for granted and show up to play our way to give us the best opportunity of leaving successful with what would be yet another three points.
It obviously is no secret that it is hugely important to continue this impressive run of form. Although it is still early days in the season, the title race is clearly already heating up with both chesterfield and Wrexham accompanying ourselves on impressive runs and it almost feels as if we and they simply cannot afford to drop any points already. But this is what we sign up for and this is what it takes to get out of this league and return to where we belong and what we are a huge historical figure of and that of course is the English Football League.
With that being said, all that is simply left for myself to say is long may this fine run of wins continue and as always, a huge Come On You Pies! Let’s do this.
*Article provided by K-Ci Rennicks (Notts County Correspondent).
*Main image @DorkingWDRS it will be Notts County’s first trip to Meadowbank.