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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 39 +33 79
2 Bury 38 +30 71
3 Milton Keynes Dons 39 +24 69
4 Mansfield Town 39 +23 66
5 Tranmere Rovers 38 +14 64
6 Forest Green Rovers 39 +18 61
7 Exeter City 38 +14 61
8 Carlisle United 39 +8 58
9 Colchester United 39 +9 57
10 Swindon Town 38 +1 54
11 Stevenage 39 -4 54
12 Crewe Alexandra 39 -1 53
13 Northampton Town 39 -1 52
14 Newport County 37 -10 52
15 Grimsby Town 39 -8 49
16 Oldham Athletic 37 +6 48
17 Cheltenham Town 39 -8 48
18 Crawley Town 39 -18 43
19 Morecambe 39 -18 42
20 Cambridge United 38 -22 42
21 Port Vale 39 -12 41
22 Yeovil Town 39 -20 36
23 Macclesfield Town 38 -24 34
24 Notts County 39 -34 33