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Dumbuya helps Notts County progress to Paint Trophy semis

DECEMBER 11, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Sierra Leone right-back, Mustapha Dumbuya, on Tuesday helped Notts County reach the semi-finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, thanks to a 1-0 victory over his former club, Doncaster Rovers.

The Sierra Leone international, though not on the score-sheet, had an outstanding performance throughout the 90 minutes to help County maintain their 1-0 lead at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Doncaster’s Harry Forrester gave the host a good start as he was comfortably denied by Roy Carroll on the goal for the visitors. However, the visitors responded through Jake Cassidy, who picked up a cross from Dumbuya before volleying well wide of the target.

With lots of chances created, the visitors grabbed the all-important goal, thanks to a Liam Noble strike 16 minutes from time, which earned County victory.

In another encounter, Sierra Leone winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie was left out of the Tranmere Rovers side that suffered a 5-4 post-game penalties defeat to Walsall at the Prenton Park Stadium. Rovers were knocked out of the competition in the semi-final following a 2-2 draw.

In Greece, midfielder John Kamara’s 30th minute yellow card could not stop him and his PAS Lamia side from recording a 2-1 home victory over Olympiakos in the Greek second tier league. The midfielder, despite picking up an early booking, played full time in the win.

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