Curle joy at Magpies milestone

Notts County manager Keith Curle spoke of his pride after his

side’s 2-2 draw at Oldham equalled a 41-year-old club record.

Despite a 22nd-minute red card for Andre Boucaud, County made it

10 away games without defeat in the league. Boucaud was sent off

for a challenge on Cliff Byrne, but Joss Labadie volleyed in Yoann

Arquin’s cross seconds after half-time to put the visitors

ahead.

Oldham’s Matt Derbyshire, on loan from Nottingham Forest,

equalised after 49 minutes by rounding the goalkeeper and slotting

home, only for Latics striker Robbie Simpson to blaze a penalty

over the crossbar after Dean Leacock’s push on Derbyshire.

County struck again after 81 minutes, a fluke goal by Jamal

Campbell-Ryce whose right-wing cross sailed inside the far post,

but Oldham deservedly levelled three minutes later with a six-yard

volley from debutant Jose Baxter, but County held on to stretch

their promising start to the season.

Curle said: “I’m proud of the unbeaten run and proud to be in

charge of this particular changing room at this particular time.

I’m also proud of this result, which was down to the spirit,

character and professionalism of the players.

“The easy thing would be to talk about refereeing decisions, but

there was too much endeavour and honesty for me to spoil it by

doing that. I’ve seen the sending off, but I would rather talk

about the excellent approach we took with 10 men. We kept playing

and scored two goals away from home at a very difficult place.”