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CK: Great Second Half Showing

10 February 2013

Chris Kiwomya was delighted with the Magpies’ second half response, after a disappointing opening 45.

Notts created very little before the break and Crewe Alexandra deserved their half time lead.


The caretaker boss made tactical changes at the interval and County produced a much improved second half display.


On loan striker John Cofie secured a point with an excellent finish but Notts could have easily gone on to win the match with great efforts from Yoann Arquin, Alan Judge and Alan Sheehan.


“We had a go at them and had better penetration in the final third of the pitch, which is what we’ve been talking about,” Kiwomya told the press.


“I thought in the first half that we were overplaying and passing the ball with no penetration.


“They controlled the game and at half time our fans were unhappy - and rightly so.


“I thought in the second half, we asked them a lot of questions and the full-backs were getting forward.


“We put on another striker and changed it tactically and it helped us massively in getting back in the game.”


Kiwomya felt that the supporters played a massive part in the second half performance.


He added: “The fans started cheering and the drum started going, and sometimes that’s what the players need as well.


“Once the fans get behind you, which is what they did in the second half, we were a lot better and we kept asking them questions.”


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