Disappointing time for the Magpies and Sierra Leone right back, Mustapha Dumbuya his Notts County side were relegated into League Two, after a 3-1 demolition at Gillingham on the final day of the season. (Photo: Dumbuya and team-mates looking dejected after falling 2-1 behind in injury time )
Dumbuya few days ago told footballsierraleone.net that they are professionals and will fight their way out. “We are professionals so we just have to stay positive and try fighting our way out of this position we are in,”
The Magpies looked on course to stay in League One when on-loan Aston Villa forward Graham Burke put them 1-0 ahead at the Priestfield Stadium on 61 minutes.
The Magpies knew that a win would preserve their League One status, but their survival hopes were callously ended as they conceded three goals in the dying stages of the game.
They have struggled throughout the season and defeat to Gillingham away from home on Sunday was the final damage.
“It feels like a funeral,” said Dutch coach Ricardo Moniz who was hopeful about his side survival.
“We’re still not dead, still everything is possible,” the former Hamburg boss told BBC Radio Nottingham. But now will have to rejuvenate his side for League Two football next season.
Dumbuya 27 who signed a two-year deal with Notts County on 2 July 2013 was unavailable for any comment.