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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Daniel Jones (45'+2')
  • Tom James (54' OG)
  • Elliott Hewitt (69')
  • Lewis Alessandra (73')
  • Alex Fisher (90'+2')

Notts County keep automatic-promotion hopes alive

Notts County hammered struggling Yeovil 4-1 to maintain their chances of automatic promotion in League Two.
Victory took the Magpies to within two points of third-placed Wycombe with two games left to play.
And it was a brilliant second-half performance that inspired the home side to three points, with an own goal from Tom James and strikes from Elliott Hewitt and Lewis Alessandra adding to Dan Jones' opener.
Jonathan Forte came close with an early effort for County while Yeovil's Lewis Wing saw a 20-yard shot saved by Adam Collin before Alex Fisher headed wide after a defensive mix-up.
The home side took the lead in first-half stoppage time, with Jones' shot from the edge of the area deflecting past the helpless Jonny Maddison.
After the break, James blasted a pass from Liam Noble into his own net and in the 70th minute, Hewitt cut in from the left before coolly slotting past Maddison.
Alessandra scored a fourth in the 73rd minute, dribbling past two defenders before netting from close range.
Fisher pulled a late goal back for Yeovil from a free-kick.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 46 +30 85
2 Bury 46 +26 79
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +22 79
4 Mansfield Town 46 +28 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 0 71
8 Colchester United 46 +12 70
9 Exeter City 46 +11 70
10 Stevenage 46 +4 70
11 Carlisle United 46 +5 68
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 +1 65
13 Swindon Town 46 +3 64
14 Oldham Athletic 46 +7 62
15 Northampton Town 46 +1 61
16 Cheltenham Town 46 -11 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 -11 56
18 Morecambe 46 -16 54
19 Crawley Town 46 -17 53
20 Port Vale 46 -16 49
21 Cambridge United 46 -26 47
22 Macclesfield Town 46 -26 44
23 Notts County 46 -36 41
24 Yeovil Town 46 -25 40