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Another Mountain Too High For Notts

18 September 2013

First team manager Chris Kiwomya has told his players that they need to take greater responsibility when they step onto the pitch.

Poor discipline played a big part in the Magpies heavy defeat at the hands of Sky Bet League 1 leaders Leyton Orient on Tuesday evening. 

Notts had started the game well, only for Kevin Lisbie to escape his marker to give the O’s a 28th minute lead. 

Four more preventable goals followed and only Danny Haynes’ 71st minute header provided the only positive on a disappointing night at the Matchroom Stadium.

County are yet to deliver the first blow in a league match this term, something that Kiwomya feels is proving costly as his side search for a first win. 

“We’re very fragile and we’re always climbing mountains, but even when we get it back to 3-1 we’re still scampering forward like mad, he said. 

“There was still a lot of minutes left to try and win the game or to get level in the game.

“We were leaving holes and they kept breaking on us and I’m disappointed because we’ve got leaders out there - some experienced players.

“There’s only so much I can do from the touchline and tell the lads before about set-pieces and not giving away needless free-kicks.

“You just repeat yourself but they’ve got to take responsibility when they’re on the pitch to order each other around, get back in and defend as a unit. 

“We work on the stuff, talk about it but once they cross the line it’s up to them.” 

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