Magpies Frustrated In Title Race

It wasn’t for the faint hearted last night as the rain poured down on Meadow Lane, a few games locally had already been called off but not at Notts, by the time they had finished their match against Boreham Wood in a soddened NG2 they probably wished there’s had suffered similar fate, but a point nonetheless against a solid opponent, a game that ended one-one, the biggest concerns lay elsewhere as Wrexham won their sixteenth straight game at home against Bromley, the Welsh side have won their last six ties in all competitions and have dropped just four points themselves from the last 33 available.

At Meadow Lane it was a tough nut to crack as the heavens opened with Boreham Wood employing a game plan to stifle their opponents, hard to break down they were up for the fight and cracked a post through Broadbent on 24 ahead of taking a half time lead a minute before the break via the same player.

Notts were quick to respond in the second half as Chicksen forced a save from Ashmore before Cedwyn Scott looped home a header, his thirteenth of the season in the league coming via a John Bostock’s cross.

Luke Williams men pushed for a winner late on with Scott hitting the side netting before Rodrigues was denied by Ashmore. Evans at the other end skimmed the bar from a corner whilst a brilliant covering tackle by Baldwin stopped Rees racing through, had he done so, things might have been even worse.

Notts in the end settling frustratingly for the point, Head Coach Williams stating angrily after “It’s not the level we need” saying “the season is starting to bite, and the games are coming thick and fast, and we have to be able to cope with that”.

Elsewhere the 2-1 win for Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground over Bromley puts the second place team in the driving seat with two games in hand on Notts they are now just three points below the league leaders who do have a marginally better goal difference. Next up for Notts is Maidstone United in the FA Trophy on Sunday before resuming league play with a tough looking trip to third placed Chesterfield on January 21st.

Wrexham themselves are in Trophy action this weekend before they head to Maidstone whilst ending the month at Gateshead in the league prior to their fourth round FA Cup tie against Sheffield United.

Next five Notts County league games:

21 Jan: Chesterfield (a)

24 Jan: Solihull Moors (a)

28 Jan: Halifax Town (h)

4 Feb: Torquay United (a)

11 Feb: Eastleigh (h)

Next five Wrexham league games:

21 Jan: Maidstone United (a)

24 Jan: Gateshead (a)

4 Feb: Altrincham (a)

7 Feb: Yeovil Town (h)

11 Feb: Wealdstone (h)

*Main image @Official_NCFC Aaron Nemane can’t get by his man on a tough night in the rain.

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