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Thomson, Odoh and Daly strike as Town see off Notts County

16 December 2023

Match Reports

Thomson, Odoh and Daly strike as Town see off Notts County

16 December 2023

George Thomson , Abraham Odoh and Matty Daly were all on the scoresheet as Town picked up all three points at The EnviroVent Stadium against Notts County.

Thomson opened the scoring with an unstoppable left footed finish, with Odoh pouncing on Aidan Stone spilling Daly's shot to make it 2-0 at the break.

County did pull a goal back through Jodi Jones' free kick, but within minutes Daly had flicked the ball into the bottom corner to secure all three points.

Emergency loan signing James Belshaw was straight into the side, with Liam Gibson playing centre half just ahead of his new teammate in the absence of the injured Rod McDonald.

Town set the tone for the afternoon with an early attack, Kayne Ramsay picking out Jack Muldoon with a low cross that the striker almost managed to poke into the back of the net.

George Thomson opened the scoring after seven minutes when Matty Daly broke away down the left and slid the ball back to the edge of the area where Town's number seven expertly sent a first time left footed effort past Aidan Stone.

Belshaw's first involvement was in the tenth minute when the ball broke to Jodi Jones at the back post, his powerful effort well held by Town's returning stopper.

Town doubled their lead in the 32nd minute in a move started and finished by Odoh, the winger coming inside and giving the ball to Daly, whose shot was spilled by Stone, with Abraham following up for an easy tap in.

Macauley Langstaff forced another save from Belshaw ten minutes from the end of the first half, but it could have been three for the hosts with Thomson a whisker away from a carbon copy of his opener.

The start of the second half was littered with bookings as Jim O'Brien, Adam Chicksen and Aden Baldwin were all cautioned by the Referee, joining Dean Cornelius in the book who had been given the same treatment in the first half.

An unstoppable Jodi Jones free kick in the 67th minute gave County a route back into the game, but within two minutes Daly restored Town's two goal advantage.

Thomson and Cornelius worked the ball between them in the corner of the area before the latter's driven ball into a dengerous area was delightfully flicked into the corner by Daly.

County were still looking to stage an unlikely comeback, but time and time again found Anthony O'Connor heading away anything that came into the Town box, in a Man of the Match performance.

Levi Sutton, Josh Falkingham, Jeremy Sivi, Josh March and Warren Burrell were all given some of the action late in the game, helping Town to a deserved home win.

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