Patience pays for Moniz’s Magpies
NOTTS County boss Ricardo Moniz admitted patience paid off as they ended a run of three straight defeats with a win against struggling Yeovil.
The Magpies hit the post twice in the first half through Izale McLeod and Adam Campbell as the visitors frustrated their hosts.
But Notts eventually made the breakthrough ten minutes after half-time when Stanley Aborah’s deflected free-kick deceived Artur Krysiak.
McLeod then wrapped up the win with a thumping finish and Moniz was pleased with his side’s professionalism.
“Yeovil were very difficult to play against,” he said.
“They are compact, they are organised and they are ruthless. They wait for you and then counter and they almost had that in the first half.
“You must watch and be careful what you do. Then, when McLeod hit the post, we could have settled at half-time had it gone in.
“But we had to be patient.We changed it at half-time by moving Stanley further up the pitch because of his creativity.
“We were too static, but when we scored the freekick we were away. I was pleased for Stan because I do think he should play higher up the pitch sometimes.
“We all know what he can do as a playmaker, but when you need to break down the wall, Stanley is somebody who can do that.
“But we got the win and it was so important to bounce back after three straight defeats.”
The win for Notts plunged Yeovil further into trouble at the bottom of League Two and they are just one point off the relegation zone.
Boss Paul Sturrock said a crazy ten-minute spell ended up costing his side, who had showed great organisation in the first half.
“For 50 minutes we were competent, we were organised and we did all the right things,” he said.
“But then, we succumbed to a zany deflected goal and then five minutes of zaniness from the back four left us chasing the game big time.
“We responded properly and we did the right substitutions. The players also responded because they got themselves forward into more areas where they could cross it.
“That’s the pleasing aspect for me, but we are going to bring something different in to Tuesday’s game.
“We need wins at home which we haven’t done so far. It would be nice to kick-start it this week when we’ve got two backto-back.
“Mansfield will be exciting and Cambridge are a very strong side, but we’ve got to do the right things.The players have just got to make sure they respond to the discussion we had after the game.”
STAR MAN STANLEY ABORAH Notts