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Season Review - October

15 May 2014

After the incredible highs of the previous month, October was more subdued for us.

Vs Hartlepool United, L 1-4. Watch highlights by clicking here.
Vs Chesterfield, L 0-1. Watch highlights by clicking here.
Vs Bristol Rovers, D 1-1. Watch highlights by clicking here.
Vs Torquay United, D 0-0. Watch highlights by clicking here.
Vs Bury, D 0-0. Watch highlights by clicking here.
Vs Plymouth Argyle, L 0-1. Watch highlights by clicking here.

Following a spectacular September, our team endured a downturn in fortunes in October as we mustered up only three points from our five matches in Sky Bet League Two.

The month began with Hartlepool United becoming just the third away team to win at One Call Stadium in 2013, as they eased to a surprise 4-1 success.

Three days later, we were also eliminated from the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy as local rivals Chesterfield achieved a narrow 1-0 victory courtesy of Gary McSheffrey’s late strike.

In our third home match in the space of eight days, Lee Stevenson’s opener looked to have put us on course for all three points against Bristol Rovers, until a late own goal by Keiran Murtagh.

We then returned from the long trip to Torquay United with a point, despite being the better team in a 0-0 draw.

Young playmaker Jack Blake, signed on a month-long loan from Nottingham Forest, made his debut in a midweek clash at Bury, as did midfielder Godfrey Poku, but the match again finished goalless.

Injuries and suspensions meant manager Paul Cox was forced to make a number of changes for the visit of Plymouth Argyle, a match which looked destined to be our third straight stalemate until the Pilgrims snatched a dramatic last-gasp winner through Neal Trotman, which left us in 11th position in the Sky Bet League Two table.

In transfer news, winger Louis Briscoe temporarily joined Nuneaton Town, Jake Speight moved out to Alfreton Town and Ross Dyer linked up with Hereford United for a month.

Elsewhere, our youth team also romped to an emphatic 8-2 victory at neighbours AFC Mansfield, with both Dan Fletcher and Kevin Hemagou scoring hat-tricks.

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