Date: 25th October 2008 at 6:24pm
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County broke a new club record today as they defeated Hereford 1-0 at Edgar Street!

Winger Tommy Rowe grabbed the only goal in the 93rd minute of the game, as he poked home after an almighty scramble caused by a James ‘Rory Delap’ Tunnicliffe throw in.

Jim Gannon had made two changes to a County side that had defeated MK Dons on Tuesday night, again in stoppage time.

Jaroslaw Fojut, missing with a back/groin/calf injury, and Leon McSweeney who was dropped to the bench were replaced by right back Johnny Mulins and Tommy Rowe who only made a cameo appearance on Tuesday night at stadium:mk.

The Hatters changed captains yet again at Edgar Street today. This time, it was newly recovered Jason Taylor who got the nod for the skippers armband.

County, wearing blue away from home for the first time this season, completely dominated possession and shots on goal-wise in the first 45 minutes, but they went in at half time having not broken the deadlock.

Former Bury loanee Darren Randolph, who punched the ball into his own net when Bury met County at Edgeley Park last season, looked much more assured this time around and did brilliantly well to fist away a curler in the 13th minute from Anthony Pilkington.

Fraser Forster could have been mistaken for a supporter in the first half, as all he did was stand in the goal mouth observing the game without actually making a save!

Carl Baker, looking slightly leggy and weary today, made a quick burst through the Hereford defence but Kris Taylor cleverly blocked off the former Morecambe winger and play continued.

Captain Jason Taylor was everywhere on the pitch, desperately trying to gee up the County side who were bossing the game but were still looking slightly frustrated and tired. The two away games in 4 days looked to be taking it’s toll.

As the game progressed, The Bulls forced their way into the game, charging through County’s backline on numerous occasions.

The arrival of Bradley Hudson Odei caused a few problems for the Hatters. The quick youngster twisted and turned, dragging County defenders out of their positions continually.

County again started to dominate though, and substitute Leon McSweeney, unlucky not to be starting, seemed to tip the scales in County’s favour.

His great ball in was met by a thumping header from McNulty, ghosting in at the far post. Unfortunately, the ball skimmed the top of the bar and a goal kick was given.

County were off the hook in the 89th minute. Hudson Odei nutmegged Rowe and fired a low shot on goal. Luckily for County, he dragged his shot and it flew wide.

Straight from the chance for The Bulls, County won the match.

McSweeney made a masquerading run down the flank, but his cross was blocked.

County had a throw in in the far corner, with their new secret weapon Jamie Tunnicliffe.

Tunni launched the ball in nonchanlantly, and McNulty was up for it. Randolph palmed the ball away, but Tommmy Rowe reacted fastest to slide the ball under the keeper, and was off to celebrate in fron of the 590 COunty fans who had mad the journey down the Edgar Street!

The final whistle blew just as Hereford swung in a corner, and County had broken another record!

Things just keep getting better under Jim Gannon, and County can do no wrong. Up to 9th in the table now, just 1 point of 5th place.

So, from Edgar Street, the away day specialists have done it again!

And to conclude…

…Probably the best away team in the world…

Animo Et Fide.


5 Replies to “If Carlsberg Did Away Teams…”

  • Nice article title. Amazing run of results away from home. Jimbo sets yet another record. All we need now is to have a standard home form and we are knoking on the play-offs door again. Incredible!

  • That’s the way to do it against a relegation-bound side. Sneak an early goal and close the game down for the last ten seconds! Seriously tho’ it’s the result that counts and the playoffs look possible now!

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