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Bravery rewarded

Ardley pleased with courage shown in Chorley win

26 August 2019

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Neal Ardley was impressed with the character his side showed during their 5-1 win against Chorley on Monday.

Notts County came from behind to beat the Lancashire outfit with Nathan Tyson, Enzio Boldewijn, Kristian Dennis and Wes Thomas (twice) on target.

But despite the impressive scoreline, it was the way his side stuck to the gameplan that really impressed the boss.

“We knew the only way to get back into it would be to pass the ball around and not go long,” said Ardley.

“When there is anxiety around the ground at 1-0 down, it’s the hardest time to play so we told the lads to be brave and follow the plan.

“We did it, which is the pleasing thing, and some of the goals were exceptional.”

Notts are now four games unbeaten and have climbed into the top half of the Vanrama National League, with Ardley feeling his side are in a decent position.

“We wanted to get through the first month in touch with the pack,” he said. “That’s where we are now.

“We talked about wanting to build momentum and we’ve done that because we’re four unbeaten.

“We were trying to piece it all together and I knew the first few weeks would be tough, but we’re getting stronger.

“We need to learn to win all types of games. Today was a footballing one and we need to master the other ones before we can get carried away.

“Everyone deserves a rest now and then we will crack on and try to keep the run going in two tough matches against Yeovil and Solihull Moors, but we look forward to them on the back of that win.”

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