County Win To Go Second

Notts County 3-1 Altrincham (National League) 01.10.22

Notts County Head Coach Luke Williams said ‘it was good to win on an off day’ as his side disposed of plucky Altrincham with two goals before half time and one on the hour which dented any hopes of a visiting comeback.

The Magpies looked sharp from the off and might have taken the lead after just five minutes, cries of ‘shoot’ from the Kop as Quevin Castro lined up a free kick from all of thirty yards. Confident from his blockbuster at York last weekend he stepped up again and crashed against the crossbar.

The away side looked dangerous on the break and had a couple of opportunities when springing the offside trap but it was Notts who took the lead, eventually, just five minutes before half time. Cedwyn Scott shooting, rebounding into the path of Macaulay Langstaff, the ball hitting the in-form striker to bundle over the line.

Moments later it was two, Adebayo-Rowling a constant menace down the right, cutting in before stumbling a shot against the post and the ball again falling to Langstaff less than six yards out to blast home.

Altrincham halved the deficit just a couple of minutes into the second half, the busy looking Conn-Clarke crossing for Dinanga to tap home. Nervy moments for Notts as they regained composure to attack their opposition once again.

And on sixty minutes, a cross from the right was flicked on by Langstaff with Chicksen getting the last touch, to restore advantage by two to Notts.

Sam Slocombe did have one save to make as an error by the Notts defence allowed the Altrincham front line in, but despite their threat to the Magpies high defensive line, it was Notts in cruise control until the end.

The win taking Luke Williams side above Chesterfield to second, just two points below Wrexham in the title race, who ironically, they play next, on Tuesday night at the Lane.

Notts County: Slocombe, Cameron, Rawlinson, Brindley, Chicksen (Nemane 71), Adebayo Rowling, Palmer, Castro (Austin 55), Rodrigues, Scott (Francis 55), Langstaff.

Altrincham: Byrne, Barrows, Mullarkey, Cooper, Jones (Brockbank 71), Lundstram, Osborne, Jackson (Pringle 66), Conn-Clarke, Colclough, Dinanga (Hulme 66).

Venue: Meadow Lane

*Article provided by Daniel Peacock (Editor).

*Main image @Official_NCFC Notts celebrate another Macaulay Langstaff goal.

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