County Bounce Back At York

York City 1-3 Notts County (National League) 24.09.22

Notts County bounced back from disappointing defeat a week ago at Dorking Wanderers to win at playoff contenders York City as Luke Williams’ side re-ignite themselves in the title race of the National League.

Some footballers will move to a club on loan and fail to make an impression, others will become an instant hit, and in Quevin Castro, the Magpies have found a player that certainly has rockets in his boots. The on  loan West Bromwich Albion star deciding to shoot from all of thirty yards after just five minutes of the game from a free kick, what happened next will be remembered for many years to come by Notts County fans, a truly great strike rocketing into the top corner with swerve dip and sass, the City goalkeeper Ross unmoved, a contender for Magpies goal of the season, perhaps the best struck free kick you’ll ever see in the National League?

That goal, should have spurred Notts on but it was the home side who fought back and levelled through Kerr on 35. Notts however were back in the lead again when Nemane’s trickery down the right ended with a finely supplied cross to Macaulay Langstaff who from six yards out headed home at the back post, diving to his knees before picking himself up to his now regulatory celebration, this one sweat against his old club.

Chicksen should have made it three early in the second half, Langstaff also had a chance to grab a second on the hour, before the in form striker did get his brace, with ten minutes remaining he was played in to slot home and put the game to bed.

That’s twelve for the season now for Langstaff who’s looking like the signing of the season for Notts too, but in Quentin Castro they also have a player who is making his mark, the team in a good place, third in the division, three points off top, with ten games played.

Next up for Luke Williams’ side is the visit of Altrincham on Saturday, where a win will further progress the Magpies towards their season’s ambitious destination target of promotion, before a tasty test against fellow title-favourites Wrexham at home on Tuesday week.

York City: Ross, Whittle, Sanders, Duku (James 54), Pybus, Kuougun, Kouhyar, Dyson, Greaves (Burgess 63), John-Lewis, Kerr

Notts County: Slocombe, Cameron, Rawlinson, Brindley, Chicksen, Nemane, Palmer, O’Brien, Rodrigues (Mitchell 83), Castro (Austin 66), Langstaff (Scott 83).

Venue: Community Stadium (6,759)

*Main image @Official_NCFC Macaulay Langstaff celebrates scoring for Notts County.

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