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Eastleigh 1-0 Notts County

Notts County
Notts County boss Neal Ardley (right) saw his side end their first ever non-league game with nine men

Notts County endured a miserable start to life in the National League as they had two men sent off in a narrow defeat at Eastleigh.

Relegated County, who made six signings on Thursday after a takeover of the club was finally completed last week, were handed an early reality check when Reda Johnson headed Eastleigh in front after getting on the end of Jack Payne's corner.

Notts had chances to level things up as the first half wore on, but they could not find a way past home goalkeeper Max Stryjek.

Shortly after a block by Johnson thwarted Nathan Tyson, the Magpies were reduced to 10 men when Michael Doyle was sent off.

County debutant Damien McCrory followed Doyle down the tunnel in stoppage-time.

Magpies manager Neal Ardley said he would not make excuses following the defeat, but added that County need to add to their squad quickly.

"We are still two centre-halves and a target man short," Ardley told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"We have to get that up to speed in the next few weeks.

"We haven't got the power, strength and physicality to cope with the league at the moment.

"We were looking to get a couple of deals done but we have to get some of the lads out too. We will be having those conversations next week."

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Stryjek
  • 2Partington
  • 5Johnson
  • 3Green
  • 6Boyce
  • 15Wynter
  • 17Miley
  • 19Hollands
  • Payne
  • BarnettSubstituted forRendellat 70'minutes
  • 18WilliamsonSubstituted forMcKnightat 80'minutesBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 11Smart
  • 7McKnight
  • 14Bearwish
  • 4Atkinson
  • 9Rendell

Notts County

  • 1Slocombe
  • 16Kelly-EvansSubstituted forHemmingsat 60'minutes
  • 17Bakayogo
  • 12Oxlade-ChamberlainSubstituted forTootleat 75'minutes
  • 19BirdSubstituted forTurnerat 75'minutes
  • 4Rose
  • 8DoyleBooked at 75mins
  • 3McCroryBooked at 90mins
  • 6O'Brien
  • 11Boldewijn
  • 10Tyson

Substitutes

  • 5Turner
  • 15Hemmings
  • 28Fitzsimons
  • 2Tootle
  • 21Dunn
Referee:
Carl Brook
Attendance:
2,668

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Notts County 0.

Dismissal

Damien McCrory (Notts County) is shown the red card.

Booking

Jack McKnight (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Michael Doyle (Notts County) is shown the red card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, Notts County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Notts County 0.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 1, Notts County 0. Reda Johnson (Eastleigh).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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1Halifax11004133
2Sutton United11003123
3Woking11002023
4Fylde11002113
5Dover11002113
6Torquay11002113
7Wrexham11002113
8Barnet11001013
9Eastleigh11001013
10Maidenhead United11001013
11Harrogate10102201
12Solihull Moors10102201
13Bromley10100001
14Chorley10100001
15Aldershot100112-10
16Barrow100112-10
17Boreham Wood100112-10
18Chesterfield100112-10
19Notts County100101-10
20Stockport100101-10
21Yeovil100101-10
22Hartlepool100113-20
23Dag & Red100102-20
24Ebbsfleet100114-30
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