Richard Dryden’s reserve side notched up another impressive victory on Tuesday afternoon as they came from behind to beat Scunthorpe United 5-1 in a Final Third Development League Cup game.
Having started well with home goalkeeper Joe Anyon being called upon the make a number of impressive saves, Notts fell behind to a Kyle Wootton goal, who slotted past Kevin Pilkington when a loose ball broke to him inside the area.
Within minutes County were deservedly level as full-back Blair Adams burst into the penalty area and created enough space to put the ball past Anyon.
Whilst the Magpies may have been at the back for much of the first half, going forward they were a constant threat with Adams pushing forward from his usual left-back position whilst Genaro Snijders on the other flank was at his devious best.
Notts were spearheaded with a combination of youth and experience with Colby Bishop and Jimmy Spencer leading the line with both players denied by the reflexes of Anyon.
The second-half was far more comfortable for Notts with Pilkington only being forced into the one save of note, tipping over a vicious Wootton drive from the edge of the box.
Filip Valencic put Notts 2-1 in the lead on 56 minutes, volleying home from close range after a delightfully lofted ball in from Wes Atkinson. Spencer deservedly got his name on the scoresheet, surging through the middle and side-footing past the goalkeeper.
With a two-goal advantage, Dryden injected some fresh legs into the mix as youth team players Luther Wildin, Yohan Rutty-Smith and Montel Gibson came off the bench.
Rather than easing off on the home defence, Notts were just as incisive as Gibson and Wildin thrashed in the fourth and fifth goals with a pair of powerful finishes to seal another thumping victory.
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