Stats Report | Gillingham (a) | League Two

Published: 23/10/2023 20:46

Author: Richard Ogando and Marson Kwan

Finally, a loan defender, conspicuous by their absence, get their chance, put in an assured performance and score an absolute screamer of a winner in their EFL debut . . . hmm, who would have thought it?

Lewis Macari quite rightly getting the plaudits his performance deserved, a performance that provides some comfort in thinking maybe ... just maybe, our defensive options aren't as paper thin as they may appear.

As for the game itself Notts were back to putting in the type of performance we have come to expect from a Luke Williams team and whilst the xG data suggests it was a close affair Notts deservedly did enough to come away with the spoils.

With 12 attempts on goal to Gillingham's 9 the difference was in the finishing with Notts managing to find the target on 9 occasions, and despite the close xG the hosts were restricted to just one attempt on target, and on the face of it that was a shot, and goal, that really shouldn't have seen the light of day, with Gillingham's Malone able to twist and turn, not once, not twice, but three times in crowded box before managing to fashion some space for a shot and slot the ball past Slocombe.

A quick word for Tobi Adebayo-Rowling who showed why he can really push Nemane for that right wing back position. Not only was his assist for Langstaff's goal sublime, he has found himself climbing the Notts xA table despite limited minutes, encouraging signs.

You can check out the xA table and all the latest Notts related season stats here

Newport up next before Wrexham on Saturday and another sold out Meadow Lane. You can check out Lucas Daft's Newport preview here with match and stats reports to follow.

Richard Ogando

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Marson Kwan