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Notts County 1 - 2 Yeovil Town

Joe Jones

I will have to keep my language clean, because kids may read this match report. But today's game at home to Yeovil Town was nothing short of a travesty. The referee was completely sub-par and cost us the game.

The visitors, who were constantly play-acting and digging at Notts with fouls, rarely got punished, while Gary Jones gets sent off for a seemingly legitimate tackle.

And despite the hosts taking the lead, Yeovil were able to capitalise on the man advantage and net two late on.

Little of note happened in the early stages of the game, except for Michael Petrasso getting constantly harangued by the men from Somerset - with no repercussions for them.


Just before the half-hour mark, however, the Magpies were scandalously reduced to ten men when Gary Jones was dismissed for a challenge on defender Nathan Smith despite clearly winning the ball.

Liam Noble was also booked and assistant manager Greg Abbott was sent to the stands for protesting too strongly in the incident, rightfully aggrieved at this miscarriage of justice.

Roy Carroll saved well from Ajay Leitch-Smith late on in the first half, while Nathan Smith found himself on the floor one too often.

Ultimately, the first period ended goalless, with Notts having it all to do in the second half.


After the restart, Notts held their colour, Petrasso pushing forward and forcing a good save from Glovers goalie Jed Steer.

The Canadian winger then put the Magpies in front when he rounded Steer to slip the ball into an empty net after making the most of a woeful backpass from Stephen Arthurworrey.

Yeovil forced their way back into the game in the last 15 minutes, with Jordan Clarke snatching an equaliser with a deft near-post header six minutes before time.

If that wasn't bad enough, it got a lot worse when, in the 88th minute, the 23-year-old defender stormed in again and nodded home the winner to leave Meadow Lane with a bitter taste in its mouth.

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Most of my notts video moments arrive via magpie player and the thoughts that came to my mind after saturdays game  was you folks see most games and i wonder who you would nominate for the Oscar if not  Mr Smith I mean how could he carry on playing seeing the pain he was suffering '

any more Oscar nominations from our home or away matches this season

i make no comment regarding the referee

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