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Frustrating Game

7 April 2014

Notts Youth Team were left disappointed and frustrated as they couldn't break down a stubborn York City defence on Saturday morning and played out a 0-0 draw.

Head of Academy Coaching Andy McMillan was left to rue the missed chances. 

He told the Official Site: "It was a frustrating game. It was one of those games where we just couldn't score and we didn't make them pay from set pieces.

"I think if one had gone in, it would have been four or five, but they stopped us playing and did everything they could to stop our passing rhythm, including changing the pitch and playing on a very bobbly surface.

"They made it hard for us and we lost our shape at times. We dominated the game and I think only Harry Andrews had one save to make. 

"But we got a clean sheet and that's a positive. Our defence weren't troubled at all, but overall we were disappointed not to get the win."

The result means that the Magpies have one final fixture this season, at home to Hull City at Highfields on Saturday and one last chance for the second years to prove themselves worthy of a new deal at Meadow Lane.

McMillan added: "We now have one game. Another of my old teams and it will be a lot tougher. They play some good stuff. They are one of the teams that do try and play.

"It's sure to be an emotional day for some of the lads. For some it will be the end of their journey here at Notts. 

"We will having a meeting with the management and the board about new contracts soon, but for some of them it will be the final game. Decisions have yet to be made and it's always a very difficult time for us all.

"They have one final game to prove themselves. I hope the ones not offered deals will not take it as a rejection, but a chance to prove the club wrong and go with that mindset. 

"This game is all about opinions and they will have to try to make their face fit at another club.

"I'd like to also thank the supporters that continue to make the journey around the country. It's hugely appreciated." 

Fans can watch the game on Saturday at 11am for free at Highfields on University Boulevard. 

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