De­light for Derry as U’s down old club

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Leigh Cur­tis

CAM­BRIDGE boss Shaun Derry was left beam­ing af­ter a sec­ond-half turn­around saw the U’s beat his boy­hood club.

Derry, sacked by the club he sup­ported and played for as man­ager in March, watched his new team fall be­hind when Adam Camp­bell gave Notts County the lead.

But the U’s roared back af­ter the break through a Barry Corr penalty, a freak goal by Ben Wil­liamson and a classy strike from Luke Berry.

Derry said: “It’s a huge vic­tory for us on so many lev­els. I’m de­lighted, es­pe­cially with the sec­ond half.

“There was an edgi­ness in our play in the first half. I felt we had a lot more in­ten­sity and it was a won­der­ful sec­ond-half per­for­mance.

“The boys knew they had un­der­per­formed in the first half and really wanted to show ev­ery­one what they were ca­pa­ble of do­ing – and they did that.

“We really started the sec­ond half on the front foot. It helps with Barry be­ing on the pitch and he made a dif­fer­ence.

“There was a large amount of for­tune for the sec­ond goal. There were a lot of un­happy peo­ple on the County bench, but Wil­liamson ac­tu­ally turned his back when the goal­keeper kicked the ball at him.

“It was an el­e­ment of for­tune for us, but I am not look­ing at that as the turn­ing point in the game.The turn­ing point for us was half-time when we came out with a dif­fer­ent game plan.”

Notts have just won once away in the league this sea­son, and man­ager Ri­cardo Moniz was be­wil­dered at how his side had squan­dered such a promis­ing po­si­tion af­ter Camp­bell had given them the lead.

He also said he wanted to see the con­tro­ver­sial sec­ond goal again, when Roy Car­roll kicked the ball at Wil­liamson with the goal­keeper claim­ing his clear­ance was charged down. “I will have to see the sec­ond goal again be­fore I can pass com­ment on it,” said Moniz. “But what hap­pened was a hor­ror sce­nario. Roy said it was a foul, but I will have to see it back.

“We should have made it 2-0 in the first half with the wind at our back.We didn’t and we knew we would face dif­fi­cul­ties in the sec­ond half.We needed to stay out of the box.We didn’t and that’s when we gave away the penalty.

“They brought on Barry Corr at half-time and he is a tar­get man. With the wind be­hind them and be­ing a goal down it was nor­mal for them to bring him on, but we should have dealt with it and we didn’t.

“We left four peo­ple up front and at the mo­ment you must keep the pres­sure high and the ball on the floor.You have to con­tinue play­ing foot­ball and we didn’t.”

STAR MAN BARRY CORR Cam­bridge

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