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Report: Rolls Royce Leisure 1-4 Notts County

17 July 2014

Notts County defeated Rolls Royce Leisure 4-1 in a pre-season friendly at Watnall Road in Hucknall on Wednesday Evening.

The County line-up was packed with youth, though manager Shaun Derry added experience to the midfield three - his first runout of pre-season.

Notts opened the scoring in the 19th minute through Brad McGowan, who found the net with a forceful header that was made possible by a wonderful searching cross from youth team left-back Kyle Symons.

Jeremy Balmy was a constant menace to the Rolls Royce back line with his unpredictable dribbling across all areas of the final third.

The Frenchman was able to get into the box with a surging run and was upended by the home goalkeeper.

Tyrell Waite took on the responsibility of the penalty and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way with a placed finish inside the right-hand upright. 

Following fine work by youth team wideman Reco Fyfe, the danger man Balmy made it 3-0 with the goal of pre-season up until this point - a tremendous 20-yard dipping half volley into the top-right corner. 

Rolls Royce struck back ahead of the break from a set-piece, which saw Greg Conn glance home from a teasing delivery into the box. 

There was only one further goal after the break and Balmy managed to better his first finish by capping off a truly outstanding move.

A series of sharp, one-touch passes on the right was rounded off magnificently by Balmy, who fired past the goalkeeper with a stunning side volley - a great way to round off the scoring.

Full Time Score: Rolls Royce Leisure 1-4 Notts County

Attendance: 302

Notts County Starting 11:  Andrews, Dixon, McGowan, Tempest, Symons, Fyfe, Derry, Whitehouse, Dawson, Balmy, Waite. 

Subs From: Richards, Payling, Bishop, Sarpong, Kenlock, Laytan. 

Look out for match highlights on Magpie Player. 

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