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Judge Happy To Chip In

4 March 2013

Weekend wining goal-scorer Alan Judge was more than happy to chip in, as the Magpies kept their Play-Off hopes alive.

Judge’s finish was a little different from his regular powerful long-range hits.

The Irishman opted to delicately lift the ball over Carlisle stopper Mark Gillespie to give Notts a vital 1-0 win. 

“It was still outside the box,” the Irishman made clear in an interview with Magpie Player. 

“I saw the goalkeeper take a stumble so instead of putting my foot through it I just tried the lob and lucky enough it went in for me.

“It all started from Alan Sheehan winning a great defensive header and Francois Zoko won another header, and then John [Cofie] has seen my run.

“I managed to control it and it went in, lucky enough.”

The goal was a highlight in a scrappy match at Meadow Lane but at this stage of the season Judge believes the most important thing is the final outcome. 

The victory closed the gap on the top six to eight points and County now head into the final 11 games with a bit of momentum, having gone unbeaten in the last five. 

“I think that was the worst game I’ve played in and I think I can touch the ball on the both of my hands,” he continued. 

“Those games, you’ve just got to win them, because there’s not going to be much football played on that pitch.

“But, that’s the way it goes, the groundsmen are doing as much as they can, because we’ve got the rugby on it, but we’ll do what we can.

“The games are coming thick an fast and the show of a good team is when you can keep winning or at least make sure you don’t lose.

“We’re on a good roll at the minute and that’s five unbeaten so we’ll give everything we can until it’s not possible (the Play-Offs).”

The Magpies are next in action on Wednesday night, where the team can close the gap on the Play-Off places to just five points. 

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