Dagenham & Redbridge 2 - 0 Notts County
Reid 61', 79'
The unbeaten run comes to a grinding halt with a 2-0 defeat away at struggling Dagenham.
This was the sixth defeat suffered away from home this season and the fouth against teams in the bottom half of the table.
Strangely there were no possession stats available anywhere that I could find so if anyone stumbles across any please let me know.
A current PPG of 1.52 would see us just sneaking into the play off's on 70 points. This has dropped slightly on recent weeks and now 5 points short of the 75 point target set at the start of the season.
The good news is other teams around us had a mixed bag of results this weekend and the current predicted points for 3rd spot is 76, Notts have a game in hand on Yeovil who currently hold that 3rd place and have now not won in 3 games. Harrogate lost at Wrexham after 5 wins on the trot and Bromley are on a run of 3 defeats in a row.
The likes of Solihull and Stockport have faded away over recent weeks but Boreham Wood continue an impressive unbeaten run of 13 games albeit 7 of those are draws.
Notts have 19 points on the road from a possible 45 and a PPG average of 1.27.
Another placed dropped in the table and we are starting to see a levelling off of progress. Based on league progress throughout the season the average position is hovering around 11th. If we were to remove the first 10 games and consider just the last 21 games then the average position would be 9th.
Season stats after this weekend's matches vs the NL average.
Goals scored/conceded by time segment.
Player minutes updated. Roberts gets 68 mins on his debut. Three other changes saw more minutes for Bakayogo, Dennis and of course Fitzimons. O'Brien gets 20 odd minutes under his belt on his return to first team action proper following his injury at Chesterfield.
No goals scored means goal influence stats change slightly for the worse for everyone.
No change to top scorers other than mins per goal increasing for all.
Notts fail to score in two consecutive matches for the first time this season. Let's hope that changes next week in the usually cursed live TV game against Chesterfield!
(Cover image Dan Westwell)