Notts County well beaten by Morecambe after poor defender proves costly

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Notts County travelled to Morcambe with high hopes after a sparkling performance against Aston Villa only four days previous.

Hollis came into the side for County for his first start of the season.

The Magpies opened brightly with Campbell missing two great scoring opportunies early on, only to see Goodall open the scoring for Morcambe after being left with oceans of space 20 yards out from goal.

The Magpies hit the upright through Jon Steaed, before a tremendous 25 yard volley from Snidjers, which could be a candidate for goal of the season, levelled.

But it went downhill for Notts when The seasiders took the lead when substitute Mullin drove in from the left into the top corner of the net after some very poor defensive marking by County.

Although the Magpies searched for an equaliser, they left large gaps in their defence and it was no surprise when Morcambe scored again when a Kenyon shot went in at the near post after he was left to run through on his own.

Notts were now looking a complete shambles and the home side made it 4-1 when Devitt was allowed the run of the park to run through on a one on one with goalkeeper Carroll who he beat easily.

The standard of football was quite poor and if both sides continue in this vein of form, they will be both destined for a relegation battle.

Notts were a shadow of the side that only a few days previously gave Aston Villa such a fright.

After a Performance like this manager Ricardo Moniz’s must be wondering where the next victory will come from, as there are so many areas of under performance to contend with.

Next Tuesday Notts take on Mansfield in the Johnston Paint Trophy Cup Match at Meadow Lane, having already been beaten by the Stags in the league only two weeks ago.