Butler goal seals North Notts win

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NORTH Notts beat a strong Wellingborough side 6-5 with a late comeback win.

Allen Butler fittingly struck the winner with an unstoppable shot that whistled past the Wellingborough keeper’s shoulder with two minutes remaining to cap an excellent comeback.

Notts, beaten 6-3 by Wellingborough earlier in the season, were eager to settle scores with a win and maintain their slight chances of nicking a promotion spot.

Notts flew out of the blocks and were a goal to the good after two minutes following a close range finish from Allen Butler.

Adam Moss soon made it 2-0 after some fine wing play from Nathan Smith.

But Notts conceded two soft goals in as many minutes to bring Wellingborough back into the game.

Wellingborough then made it 3-2 from a short corner to lead at half-time.

Notts proved again that they are growing as a unit and set out determined at the beginning of the second half with another attacking charge.

But they again conceded leaving them 4-2 down, before both sides traded goals to leave Notts 5-3 down with 15 minutes remaining.

The game became very end to end and Lowrey in goal for Notts was forced to make several fine, and ultimately telling, stops.

Notts’ superior determination and fitness proved the turning point as Matt Cooper pulled a goal back from a short corner.

Jason Barton then won a penalty stroke, which William Butler stepped up to convert to level the scores.

Allen Butler then found the winner and cap an excellent fight back for his side.