Super Saddlers down Magpies

The best chance of the opening exchanges fell to County in the

fifth minute when an Alan Sheehan corner dropped to Dean Leacock,

who smashed the ball wide of goal.

The visitors’ first real threat came after 50 minutes when a

clever ball into the box by Florent Cuvelier was flicked just wide

by the lively Ashley Hemmings.

It was Hemmings who next went closest to breaking the deadlock

when he skipped past a County challenge before cutting in from the

right and curling a left-footed shot inches wide of the far

post.

The lacklustre hosts struggled to put any chances together in

the second half and paid the price 10 minutes from time when a Ben

Purkiss free-kick was turned past Bartosz Bialkowski by Andy

Butler, with substitute George Bowerman making sure after the ball

had crossed the line.