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Wrong Place, Right Time

20 January 2013

Alan Judge felt that there would have been no arguments had the Magpies come away with all three points on Saturday afternoon.

Notts battled for a 1-1 draw with high-flying Sheffield United at Meadow Lane, despite having 10 men for 65 minutes, following Francois Zoko’s dismissal. 

Blades’ centre-back Harry Maguire had given United a second minute lead but Notts never gave up and Judge managed to earn a point with a superb header 10 minutes from time. 

“Anybody could see that we were clearly the better team, even when we had 10 men,” said Judge. 

“I know they were dangerous from set-pieces but I think we created much more than them and I think the formation we played worked.

“It’s a pity that we went down to 10 men but we showed a lot of character and we deserved at least a draw, I thought.

“As the game went on, I was thinking ‘oh no, not another day like this’ but we continued to create chances and we knew we could get a goal.

“It’s just we needed to keep plugging away and we finally got it.”

Judge admitted that he was in the wrong place at the right time for his goal.

He explained: “I’ve been telling Colin Lee to put me in there for set-pieces and, to be honest, I went in there without him even telling me.

“I was meant to be on the edge of the box but I went in there and got the flick-on, which I’ve been dying for. 

“The minute I touched it, I knew that it’d beat the keeper so I think they may be putting me in there more often now.”

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