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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Drey Wright (9')
  • Jonathan Forte (51')
  • Shola Ameobi (69')
  • Richard Duffy (76')

Notts County strike back in hunt for automatic promotion

Promotion-chasing Notts County put in a strong second-half performance to claim a 3-1 comeback win at Colchester United.
The Magpies trailed at the break to Drey Wright's opener but scored three goals after half-time to seal victory at the Community Stadium.
Kevin Nolan's side had trailed at the break to a 10-minute strike from Wright, who exchanged passes with Ben Stevenson before slotting low past Adam Collin from close range.
County equalised five minutes after the break through Jonathan Forte, who squeezed a low shot inside the near post after Shaun Brisley had done well to keep the move alive from Matt Tootle's cross.
And the Magpies took the lead with 21 minutes remaining through Shola Ameobi, who followed up to score after home goalkeeper Sam Walker had denied Forte and Matthew Virtue had also come close to scoring, following Tootle's cross.
When Richard Duffy headed home Dan Jones' free-kick with 14 minutes to go, the points were Notts County's to lose.
Tom Eastman hit the post for Colchester but the visitors claimed a comeback victory that sees them sit four points off the automatic promotion spots.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Exeter City 10 +8 22
2 Crewe Alexandra 10 +5 21
3 Cheltenham Town 10 +10 20
4 Swindon Town 10 +7 20
5 Forest Green Rovers 10 +2 18
6 Bradford City 10 +5 17
7 Newport County 10 +3 17
8 Crawley Town 10 +3 16
9 Grimsby Town 10 +4 15
10 Colchester United 10 +3 15
11 Cambridge United 10 +3 14
12 Northampton Town 10 +2 14
13 Port Vale 10 -3 13
14 Plymouth Argyle 10 +1 12
15 Macclesfield Town 10 -1 12
16 Walsall 10 -4 12
17 Salford City 10 -4 11
18 Carlisle United 10 -6 11
19 Mansfield Town 10 -3 10
20 Oldham Athletic 10 -3 10
21 Leyton Orient 10 -6 9
22 Morecambe 10 -10 6
23 Scunthorpe United 10 -8 5
24 Stevenage 10 -8 4