Date: 26th March 2011 at 3:59pm
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Danny Rowe was the hero as County grabbed a last-minute 2-1 win to lift themselves off the bottom of the League Two table.

Youngster Rowe, who had already claimed the man-of-the-match award, struck in the 92nd minute to earn all three points against visitors Southend United and claim Ray Mathias’ first win as County boss.

The Hatters dominated the first half, with Danny Rowe and Everton loanee James Wallace stealing the show.

Rowe was the instigator for the opener in the first 45 minutes when he strolled past Blair Sturrock and was bodychecked inside the area by Sean Clohessy.

A penalty was awarded, and regular spot-kick man Greg Tansey rifled County into a 1-0 lead.

We never looked like losing our lead from then on. But in typical County fashion, we did anyway.

Anthony Elding spurned two magnificent opportunities to seal the three points, firstly when Rowe skinned Clohessy again down the right-hand side and whipped in a cross which County’s number 9 fluffed with the goal gaping.

The on-loan Rochdale man again then missed his cue as ‘goal hero’ when he was sent clear one-on-one by the brilliant Wallace, but Elding’s left foot shot was weak.

And from that attack, United equalised. Substitute Asante slid past Matty Glennon to level after a quick counter-attack from Paul Sturrock’s men.

It looked like being a frustrating draw for Mathias and County, but in the last minute Wallace whipped a ball in, Elding rose to flick on, and Rowe was left wide open at the far post to hammer home.

Mathias, Ward and Lord watched on in jubilation, as the full-time whistle went and we were off the bottom of the table!

Star-man: Danny Rowe. Superb. As good as Tommy! Mentions to James Wallace, Jordan Rose, and Adam Griffin. As dependable and solid as ever. Well played lads.

Come on County!


12 Replies to “Mathias Earns First County Win”

  • thought Mathias made a good move there picking young Rowe although Anthony Elding leaves a lot to be desired could have cost us the match AGAIN !!

  • Absolutly buzzin with the result and mybe Elding missed a couple of chances but he was there for the knock on to let Rowe score

  • Brill !!!! well done lads and thought Danny Rowe was fantastic much better player than his brother who I never rated, I do believe we can stay up given the dros teams that are in this league, I haven’t come across a decent team in league 2 so hopefully back to back wins with a win at Wycombe will see help us climb up the league. DANNY ROWE ROWE ROWE

  • Edgeley. Love your attitude mate. Want to believe myself but after the number of times we have been kicked in the nuts I will look at the league table with one eye only. It is the hope that kills us. Undoubtedly though we need to win at Wycombe to even have a sniff if a chance of survival. Still cant see it myself but Mathias seems to have improved things a fair bit.

  • Cropped, come on mate not so much of the doom and gloom. I know things have been tough this last couple of years, but that’s three matches on the bounce where we’ve outplayed the opposition and now we have something to show for the lads efforts. I don’t know what Mathias has said on done to this team but there is now a belief in the shirt. As I said on Pure “one win doesn’t save a season” but on the strength of the last three matches you must have some hope. The lads are playing better now than they have done at any time this last two seasons so COME ON COUNTY

  • Hi Vicman. I think the last coupe of years has broken my resolve! There is a tiny chance we can escape and Mathias seems to have made us a better side in the last few games but we need Burton to lose at least 3 of those games in hand and also for us to win 4 of our last 7 I think. I agree with COME ON COUNTY though!
    Here is part of the protest march on Saturday that I missed.

  • Thought our attitude throughout was fantastic – we wanted it, they weren’t up for it. After Burton getting battered 3 – 0 and having two players sent off, they are in free fall and I believe that if we can win all our home games we will stay up!

    Got to keep believing!

  • Cropped, don’t just look at Burton – Morecambe and Northampton are in free-fall also – we’re going to catch them and survive!!

  • Where there iis Edgeley Park and its inhabitants (football) there’s always hope, no club in this league supported better. A nice draw at Wycombe would be nice………

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