Match 37 - Solihull Moors (a)
At last Notts finally made the kind of start to a game we've all been waiting for and when Jimmy Knowles calmly volleyed home on 11 minutes you could be forgiven for getting just a little bit carried away with thoughts of a comfortable victory.
However, as the game progressed Notts somehow managed to regress as old habits came back to haunt them. 3-4-3 became a deep lying 5-2-3 inviting unnecessary pressure with two poorly defended set pieces the Magpies undoing.
Match stats below and somehow Notts are left to rue missed chances.
Results tracker updated now with a line that provides another visualisation for progress throughout the season based on 'win' = 2, 'draw' = 1 and 'loss' = -1.
Points needed now with adjusted targets to represent predicted points totals for the current season. Following the Solihull defeat Notts are still projected to finish in a play-off place. You can filter the chart by clicking on the legends at the top.
League segment chart updated. Grey bar shows total points available for that segment. Green bar shows total points gained and yellow bar the PPG for that segment.
The defeat at Dover is still included in this visual (matches 1-6). No points yet for the first two games in this 6 game segment.
Points by time segment. How many points would have been accumulated if games had finished at 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 minutes.
Onto player stats now and remember you can use the search function to see individual players or click on a column heading to sort highest to lowest etc.
Minutes played updated:
Goal contribution table updated. Again, you can find this on the website and sort columns etc.
Goal participation by minute detailing player goal contribution efficiency.
Goals scatter chart updated. Starting to see a few more dots outside the box.
Goals by time segment updated.
Onto xG for the Solihull match and despite looking like they had retreated back into their shells not Notts actually had 3 very big chances including the goal.
Breakdown below of the key xG stats and despite the final score line Notts had the big chances and based on this should have easily won the game.
Player xG stats below and Kyle Wootton and Ruben Rodrigues maybe should have done better.
Ian Burchnall's record updated.
Preview | Eastleigh (h) | Vanarama National League | 12.30
Saturday 17th April 2021 | Meadow Lane
Eastleigh are the visitors on Saturday for a game that will now kick off at 12.30pm.
Notts cannot afford many more defeats if they are to ensure a play off spot and with back to back defeats in the last two outings a win and 3 valuable points are very much needed.