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Ball delighted with goal and three points

21 February 2015

Striker netted for the first time since returning from injury

David Ball spoke of his pleasure at scoring the winning goal as Town came from behind to beat Notts County at Highbury this afternoon.

Garry Thompson’s 10th minute strike was cancelled out by forward Liam McAlinden before Ball tapped in just after the hour mark to secure all three points.

Defender Stephen Crainey was sent off with just over 20 minutes to play but the Cod Army held on to complete a league double over County and move up to 8th place.

Ball said: “I’m buzzing more about the three points but on a personal basis to get the goal and get a win is great.

“We’ve been working hard on the lads getting it in the right areas and giving us a bit of service to get on the end of, and both Nick and Sarc have given me and Liam tap-ins.

“We always got told to get across our man and get across the near post, so I’ve got across him and I’ll take that.”

The 25 year-old scored his first Town goal since returning from a broken leg he suffered at MK Dons in October.

“The gaffer has obviously brought Proc on and he’s held it up well. All of the subs made a good impact.

“The whole team did to be fair. It’s hard once you go down to ten men but they all dug in and got the right result.”

Ball, who now has four goals to his name this season also explained how he thought County’s goal came against the run of play.

“I thought we were causing them problems by getting down the sides, and then their goal came out of nowhere, but fair play to us we changed the way we played and kept on playing.

“If we can get that consistency then we have a real opportunity to do something this season.”

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