Match 6 - Aldershot Town (a)
Aldershot Town 1 - 0 Notts County
Notts were missing the influential Connell Rawlinson and Callum Roberts for this away trip to Aldershot Town who before the game were 21st in the league and without a win in 3 home games so far this season.
Notts Line Up (4-3-3)
Alex Lacey (YC)
Sam Graham - (Turner 77')
Michael Doyle (C)
Wes Thomas - (Sam 77')
Ruben Rodrigues - (Boldewijn 69')
Substitutes not used:
Key match stats:
Minutes played chart updated and Neal Ardley has now utilised 20 of his 23 man squad of which 3 players have played every minute of the first 6 games.
Goal scorers updated and no goals scored means mins/goal stats lengthen for all goal scorers listed except Knowles who didn't feature.
Goal contribution by minutes played updated which sees Jimmy Knowles maintains his position at the top the current chart having participated in a goal every 57 minutes.
Goals + Assists table updated (No change!):
Expected goals (xG) for Aldershot vs Notts Co:
Points needed and with 6 games played Notts have a PPG of 1.50 which would see a return of 66 points over 44 games. That leaves an estimated finish just outside of the play off's compared to target.
League progress and having dropped to 10th from 7th after the Maidenhead game Notts remain in 10th which is just two places above where they were at this stage last season.
Goal time segments:
There is a worrying trend starting to appear of goals conceded in the second half of games. Notts are averaging 0.50 goals per second half but conceding 1.17 goals per second half. This would indicate that if that trend continues and Notts do not hold the lead at half time there is a 57% chance they will concede and lose the game.
No goals means no attacking chart to update but the defensive resilience chart for away games is updated below:
Player ratings updated after match 6. Not a great deal to shout home about this week:
Neal Ardley's record updated:
We move on to Wednesday night and a game at home against league favourites Stockport County in front of the BT Sport camera's. No doubt Grant Holt will entertain us with his usual love of all things Notts County . . . ok, maybe not!
Until next time.
Images courtesy of Dan Westwell.