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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jon Stead (19', 35')
  • Jamie Devitt (75')

Jon Stead scores a double as Notts County get back on track

Jon Stead scored twice to help Notts County get their promotion push back on track as his double downed Carlisle 2-1 at Meadow Lane.
After losing to rock-bottom Barnet at the weekend, Kevin Nolan's side responded in excellent fashion with veteran forward Stead the star of the show.
He put the Magpies ahead in the 19th minute when he collected a smart pass from Lewis Alessandra and although his shot hit goalkeeper Jack Bonham it looped into the net.
And he then made it 2-0 in the 35th minute when he reacted quickest during an almighty goalmouth scramble.
Keith Curle's side had their moments and came close to pulling a goal back before the break when Hallam Hope cut in from the left and bent a shot inches wide of the post.
Hope then hit the post in the second half before substitute Mike Jones saw a deflected drive hit the top of the bar.
Jamie Devitt did eventually pull a goal back with a fierce strike from the edge of the box, but County held firm for a much-needed win.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 32 +24 62
2 Bury 33 +24 60
3 Mansfield Town 33 +22 58
4 Milton Keynes Dons 33 +19 56
5 Forest Green Rovers 33 +18 54
6 Colchester United 33 +17 53
7 Carlisle United 33 +11 52
8 Exeter City 32 +11 51
9 Tranmere Rovers 33 +6 49
10 Stevenage 33 -4 48
11 Oldham Athletic 33 +10 46
12 Grimsby Town 33 -2 46
13 Crewe Alexandra 33 -3 46
14 Swindon Town 32 -3 46
15 Newport County 32 -7 46
16 Northampton Town 33 -4 39
17 Crawley Town 33 -10 38
18 Cheltenham Town 33 -11 38
19 Cambridge United 33 -23 36
20 Morecambe 33 -16 35
21 Port Vale 33 -13 33
22 Yeovil Town 33 -14 30
23 Macclesfield Town 33 -21 29
24 Notts County 33 -31 28