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A difficult game

6 November 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan was left with mixed emotions after his team drew 2-2 with Boreham Wood in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The Magpies found themselves 2-0 behind against the National League outfit but fought back to claim a replay at Meadow Lane thanks to Adam Campbell's double from the bench.

Despite being pleased with how his side rallied in the second half, the manager was disappointed with how his men started the game.

He said: "I knew it would be a very difficult game. They are a good side with some good players, as we saw today.

"I was really disappointed with how we went about things in the first half. Boreham Wood were the better team and deserved to be ahead.

"When you concede the second goal you think life is going to be very difficult but we were a lot better in the second half. The substitutes - Adam [Campbell] in particular - have come on and changed the game for us."

Campbell was dropped to the bench by Sheridan but was introduced at half-time, scoring twice for the second successive away game and leaving his manager impressed by his reaction to the decision.

"I really like Adam as a player," Sheridan said. "He is bright, intelligent and he was our best player despite only playing for half of the game.

"He's given an answer to me leaving him out of the side by scoring two goals, so he has given me food for thought.

"We have a game on Wednesday and he will play in that but it doesn't matter who is playing; I expect them to give it their all and in the first half there were not too many players who did that."

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