A second Notts County friendly in 24 hours was lit up by a sensational Jeremy Balmy brace in a contest in which Shaun Derry played the full 90 minutes against Hucknall Rolls Royce.
Brad McGowan opened the scoring with his second goal of pre-season, before Tyrell Waite converted a penalty. Balmy’s first of the evening came from the edge of the area, swinging a boot at the ball which flew into the top corner.
The hosts scored their consolation before half time, just as Derry began to lose his cool with the Hucknall no.7. The referee was heard to be asking number two Greg Abbott at half time to “Calm Shaun down”. Balmy added another in the second half, rifling in a volley after some of the slickest one touch passing we’ve seen so far this Summer.
With the game out of sight, Alex Kenlock and Colby Bishop from the youth team came on up front and both were unfortunate not to add to the scoresheet. Finishing 4-1, this was another solid runout for a young Notts side.