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Kiwomya: Two Points Dropped

27 February 2013

The Notts County squad were left disappointed after the 1-1 draw with Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night, says Chris Kiwomya.

Although Notts went a goal down after Tranmere winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie slotted home before the break, they ended the game strongly and were unlucky not to claim maximum points. 

Skipper Neal Bishop’s header got the Magpies back onto level terms in the 74th minute, but Francois Zoko and substitute Jeff Hughes had fine opportunities to win the match. 

Kiwomya saw the result as two points dropped but was proud of his side’s efforts at Prenton Park. 

“They’re a good team and they play the system very well but it’s a hard place to go and get a victory,” said the first team manager. 

“They had a good win at the weekend but we knew we had to compete first.

“After that, once we scored, I thought there was only going to be one team that was going to win it.

“They were playing on the counter attack and we were asking all of the questions. 

“If we would have got the three points, I think it would have been a true reflection.”

He added: “We weren’t happy with a point, we wanted to win that game and in that second half I thought there was only one team going to win it.”

Kiwomya also paid tribute to the goal-scorer, Bishop, who was named as the Magpies’ Man of the Match.

He said: “He’s a good player and, if you watch him in training, he’s a good finisher.

“People think Neal Bishop’s just about getting around the pitch and closing down, but he’s got good technique and he drives the team forward.

“You know what he’s going to give you but I think he can score goals as well, and that was a great finish by him.” 

Notts are now nine points adrift of the Play-Off places but can close that gap at the weekend, when the team take on Carlisle United at Meadow Lane.

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