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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 44 +34 85
2 Bury 44 +26 77
3 Mansfield Town 44 +30 76
4 Milton Keynes Dons 44 +23 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 44 +22 73
6 Tranmere Rovers 44 +15 72
7 Exeter City 44 +10 66
8 Colchester United 44 +7 64
9 Carlisle United 44 +3 64
10 Stevenage 44 +1 64
11 Newport County 43 -3 64
12 Oldham Athletic 43 +13 62
13 Crewe Alexandra 44 +2 62
14 Swindon Town 44 +2 61
15 Northampton Town 44 -2 57
16 Cheltenham Town 44 -10 54
17 Grimsby Town 44 -12 53
18 Morecambe 44 -17 50
19 Crawley Town 44 -17 50
20 Port Vale 44 -15 48
21 Cambridge United 44 -25 46
22 Macclesfield Town 44 -27 40
23 Yeovil Town 44 -25 38
24 Notts County 44 -35 38