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A good point gained

23 April 2019

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Notts County forward Craig Mackail-Smith feels the side did a good job in difficult circumstances to earn a point at Crawley on Monday.

The 35-year-old opened the scoring eight minutes into proceedings at The People’s Pension Stadium but the Magpies were pegged back quickly by Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Ben Barclay was sent off early in the second half, leaving Notts a man light, but they battled through to earn a draw – something Mackail-Smith feels shows the belief in the camp.

“In the situation we did a good job,” said the goalscorer. “The boys dug in really well and hopefully that proves to be a good point gained.

“We wanted to win the game but it was more difficult once we were down to 10 because we had to restrict them and couldn’t push in the way we could with 11.

“We’d have liked the three points but it’s another one that keeps us in it and we performed well to earn that.

“There’s still great belief. We know what we have to do, we’re aware of the situation and are working as hard as we can and being positive.

“We’re busting a gut to get the points that will get us out of this position and we have to keep believing that the opportunities will come.”

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