Notts Hit Six At Stones

It’s beginning to feel a lot like a serious championship push, as Notts County continue with their good, no, sensational form in the National League, to dispose of mid-table Wealdstone at their own back yard in thumping Tuesday night fashion.

The Magpies hit six, their hosts scoring a solitary reply, before a silly red card for Richard Brindley had the visitors to Grosvenor Vale in Ruislip, London, play out the final twenty two minutes with ten men.

Luke Williams’ side were a goal up within three minutes of the match, guess who? Macaulay scores goals, as Langstaff curled home to set Notts on their way.

Brindley was then booked harshly, before Adam Chicksen, another man in form this season, netted his fourth in the league with a low shot from a short free kick played by Rodrigues, his second assist of the night.

With a minute more than half an hour gone it was 3-0 to Notts as Matty Palmer slotted home his first of the campaign, Chicksen then grabbing a second of the night and a fifth of the season, a fourth for Notts and a third assist for Rodrigues, two minutes before half time, 4-0 at the break.

It didn’t stop there, Aaron Nemane made it five a minute after half time, all be it his left footed strike taking a deflection, Geraldo Bajrami then netted a six, bundling home from Nemane’s cross, with still 35 minutes on the clock to play.

But whilst supporters and statisticians were looking up previous records it was to be no more fun for the travelling army, instead on the hour, reduced deficit, as Obiero pulled one back, before Brindley pulled his man back after losing the ball, to pick up a silly second booking, with Notts settling in the end for six and a five goal winning cushion, with Head Coach Williams stating “It was a really good performance. It was a shame with Brinds, but the overall performance was fantastic”.

With second placed Wrexham winning, the Magpies are still three points ahead in the title race but have 36 points from 15 games and are eight points ahead of Solihull Moors in third. The club have now scored forty goals in the division which is two less than Wrexham, but their superior defence has them with a better goal difference by one, it could even come down to that during the later stages of the season.

Elsewhere on Tuesday night, Mansfield Town were held at home by Newport County, the Stags having James Perch sent off on 59 minutes for two bookings.

Ollerton Town were beaten by Nottingham Forest U23’s 2-1 in the Notts Senior Cup second round, the match played in front of 310 spectators at the Fast Frame Stadium was decided by an 80th minute winner from Esapa Osong after Lewis Salmon had earlier levelled following an early strike by Ollerton’s Nathan Murr.

*Main image @Official_NCFC Bajrami and Chicksen (centre) celebrate a good night for Notts.

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