Notts County fans that witnessed the enthralling Capital One Cup clash with Liverpool could not have left Anfield any prouder.
Notts had looked beaten at the break, after strikes from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge gave the Premier League giants a 2-0 half time lead.
Rather than resign themselves to defeat, the Magpies stood tall and deservedly took the match to extra time, courtesy of Yoann Arquin’s thumping header and substitute Adam Coombes’ late strike.
Although Liverpool netted twice during the additional minutes to book their place in Round 3, it felt like a victory for the vocal County supporters.
“I thought the boys were magnificent with the energy and the creativeness that they showed,” first team manager Chris Kiwomya told the press.
“To come back from two goals behind was magnificent and then we were on the front foot but we needed to keep the ball from them.
“I couldn’t choose one person as Man of the Match – maybe if I watched it a few more times - everybody played their part, even the subs.”
He added: “Against Galatasaray we were the same – energy, closing down and wanting to win and willing to fight.
“We now need to take this form into Saturday against Roherham.”
Attention, Black & White Army: Turn out in force when the Magpies face the Millers at Meadow Lane on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
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