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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jorge Grant (77')
  • Shola Ameobi (80')

Notts County leave it late to see off Stevenage

Jorge Grant and Shola Ameobi hit crucial goals for Notts County as they kept the heat on their promotion rivals with a 2-0 win over Stevenage.
On-loan Nottingham Forest midfielder Grant opened the scoring in the 77th minute when he struck a superb volley into the bottom corner after Stevenage had struggled to deal with a ball into the box.
Ameobi then doubled the lead shortly afterwards when he bravely prodded in a header from Ben Hall to put the Magpies in control.
The goals were enough to seal an important win for the Magpies, who are still in the thick of the promotion race - just a point outside the top three - although they were frustrated for large spells by the visitors.
Stevenage started the brighter of the two teams but struggled to force goalkeeper Adam Collin into a meaningful save.
The best they could muster was a low shot from John Goddard which saw Collin fumble but gather at the second attempt, in what was a timid performance from Darren Sarll's team.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 21 +20 44
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 +19 43
3 Colchester United 22 +11 38
4 Bury 22 +17 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 +15 35
6 Newport County 21 -2 35
7 Exeter City 22 +7 34
8 Tranmere Rovers 22 +5 34
9 Forest Green Rovers 21 +9 33
10 Oldham Athletic 22 +9 32
11 Stevenage 22 0 32
12 Carlisle United 22 +2 30
13 Swindon Town 22 -5 30
14 Northampton Town 22 -2 27
15 Port Vale 22 -3 27
16 Crawley Town 21 -6 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 22 -6 25
18 Grimsby Town 22 -8 25
19 Yeovil Town 20 0 22
20 Morecambe 22 -15 22
21 Cheltenham Town 21 -11 21
22 Cambridge United 22 -16 20
23 Notts County 22 -20 19
24 Macclesfield Town 22 -20 16