Notts County were forced to share the spoils on their visit to The Hive as missed chances in a dominant first-half display came back to haunt Luke Williams’ side.

In a one-sided first half, the Magpies were rewarded three minutes from half-time, with National League top scorer Macaulay Langstaff pulling off an exquisite attacking move to take his tally to 37 for the season.

But the visitors broke from a routine of set pieces, with Jordan Cropper’s long throw-in finding the head of Idris Kanu to get past Tiernan Brooks and end their miserable record against the Magpies.

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The Notts boss made three changes since the win over Eastleigh in midweek: Aden Baldwin, unable to recover from a minor blow against the Spitfires, was replaced by Geraldo Bajrami, while Kyle Cameron returned to captain the side with Sam Austin preferred in midfield that saw Jodi Jones. and Connor Lemonheigh-Evans fall to the bench.

And it was the visitors who adapted to his pace early on, with the left side proving to be an early avenue Notts was looking to exploit – Chicksen and Cameron combined nicely to force an early opening ahead of Ruben Rodrigues’s dangerous ball at the area. he was picked up over Barnet’s netting with Langstaff lying in wait.

The one-way traffic continued and this time the National League’s leading scorer was able to hit a cross into the box, only to see his effort magnificently saved by Laurie Walker at his near post.

In what appeared to be a replica of a one-team training session, the Williams side continued to dominate and nearly unlocked Bee’s defense when Austin’s pass from behind found Chicksen in space, his cross looking for Langstaff in the back. area bypassed by Barnet. defender and forcing Walker to move the ball away.

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