THE Judge’s sentence was too much for John Sheridan’s Chesterfield today.
Sheridan, forced to watch the game from the stands at the start of a two-match ban, saw his side go two down before they reduced the deficit.
Notts, with just one defeat in seven league games, took the lead when Buxton-born BURGESS headed home after 21 minutes. Notts,
backed by 2,000 fans, increased their lead through JUDGE six minutesbefore half-time. He looked second favourite for the ball but his persistence paid off and he slid it in under the arm of Fleming who will be disappointed with the concession.
The half ended with Hawley missing a sitter. Burgess dispossessed Mendy and fed his fellow striker who shot wide with the goal at his mercy.
Home fans were struggling to find anything positive to talk about at the break.
Their side had been outworked and outplayed by a County side who were more than decent but far from the best this division has to offer.
But six minutes after the restart, Grounds crossed in from the left and WESTCARR stretched to convert from close in at the far post.
In the final phase of the game County secured the win. With less than two minutes of time remaining, Lee Hughes crossed, Sodje’s shot was blocked by Fleming but the ball bounced out and hit the leg of TALBOT for an undeserved own goal.
For a full report, plus match pix, see the Green’Un