Bishop desperate for TV audience

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Notts County goalscorer Neal Bishop admitted he wished he could play in front of the television cameras every week after his side bounced back from their FA Cup exit with a 1-0 win over Charlton.

Bishop, the man who earned the money-spinning trip to Premier League giants Manchester City, scored on live TV again as the Magpies dominated against a side expecting to be challenging for promotion in npower League One this season.

He said: "I've scored two goals and they've both been on the telly - so maybe we should be on the telly more often."

The goal came four minutes into the second half, when Alan Gow's low free-kick was deflected in off Bishop's backside, to earn County back-to-back league wins for the first time since January.

Bishop said: "I'm delighted with the way we dug in and got the three points.

"You could feel the tension in the crowd, but that's part of football. They backed us all the way."

The Addicks had their moments, and earned a 63rd-minute penalty after County skipper Mike Edwards fouled Joe Anyinsah, but Bradley Wright-Phillips' tame spot kick was saved by Stuart Nelson.

Charlton manager Chris Powell thought Nelson should have been sent off for an earlier incident.

In the first half, the Magpies custodian bundled Joe Anyinsah over after the ball had gone, but was only booked.

"You would think it would be red, because I don't think there was a covering defender, but the referee made his decision," said Powell. "Those small moments change games and if you want to move up you have to take them."

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