September 4, 2012
Magpies hit back for win
Notts County came from behind to win 2-1 at Scunthorpe in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy - their first win in the competition for 11 years.
Manager Keith Curle made five changes and it was two of his new faces who got on the scoresheet - Enoch Showunmi and Carl Regan.
It heaped more misery on struggling Scunthorpe who were badly needing a boost after four successive league defeats.
It was the home side who took the lead in the 11th minute. A crisp passing move ended with the ball finding Mark Duffy in the box and he turned to fire in a shot that took a deflection on its way past goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski. But Scunthorpe failed to build on their early success.
County had been slow to settle but finished the first half strongly and equalised in the 41st minute.
Goalkeeper Sam Slocombe did well to turn over a rasping drive from Joss Labadie, but from the resulting corner Showunmi headed home from close range after the Scunthorpe defence failed to get the ball clear.
Striker Mike Grella missed a good chance to restore the lead for the home side after 54 minutes as he failed to beat Bialkowski after good work down the right by the industrious Duffy.
And four minutes later it was County who grabbed the winner when an excellent ball from Andre Boucaud released Regan into the box from the right to make no mistake with a well-struck shot.
|Scunthorpe United||Notts County|
|1 Sam Slocombe||1 Bartosz Bialkowski|
|21 Tom Newey||27 Carl Regan|
|5 David Mirfin||6 Dean Leacock|
|2 Christian Ribeiro||3 Alan Sheehan|
|15 Niall Canavan||28 Andre Boucaud|
|24 David Prutton||8 Gary Liddle|
|16 Mark Duffy||18 Hamza Bencherif|
|14 Robbie Gibbons||16 Joss Labadie|
|10 Mike Grella||13 Francois Zoko|
|12 Connor Jennings||9 Enoch Showunmi|
|23 Jordan Keegan||15 Yoann Arquin|
|13 James Severn||Fabian Speiss 23|
|20 Callum Howe||Kyle Dixon 32|
|7 James Ryan||Tyrell Waite 17|
|18 Mark Hughes||Romello Nangel 31|
|11 Andy Barcham||Jake Wholey 24|
|James Ryan for Mark Duffy (68)||Kyle Dixon for Joss Labadie (90)|
|Andy Barcham for Jordan Keegan (68)||Jake Wholey for Francois Zoko (90)|
|Mark Hughes for Robbie Gibbons (82)|
|David Prutton (51)|
|· Squads: Scunthorpe United | Notts County|