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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Hallam Hope (25')
  • Ryan Yates (58')

Notts County remain second after being held at Carlisle

Notts County missed the chance to go top of League Two as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Carlisle.
Luton's draw at Crawley opened the door for Kevin Nolan's men to return to the summit but they could not find a winner at Brunton Park.
Hallam Hope had given the hosts a first-half lead but Ryan Yates scored a 58th-minute equaliser before Shola Ameobi hit a post late on.
Tom Miller should have put the hosts ahead early on but goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons denied him from six yards out with a fine stop.
Hope was then slipped through on goal and his shot was parried into the path of Reggie Brown, whose diving header was also thwarted by Fitzsimons.
The Cumbrians took the lead in the 24th minute when County failed to clear Nicky Adams' cross and Jamie Devitt's ball was bundled home by Hope from a yard.
The visitors were level when Terry Hawkridge drove through the midfield and played in Matt Tootle, whose cut-back was finished well by Yates.
Ameobi's late chance was County's best but Carlisle, still without a home win since August, held on for a point.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 46 +30 85
2 Bury 46 +26 79
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +22 79
4 Mansfield Town 46 +28 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 0 71
8 Colchester United 46 +12 70
9 Exeter City 46 +11 70
10 Stevenage 46 +4 70
11 Carlisle United 46 +5 68
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 +1 65
13 Swindon Town 46 +3 64
14 Oldham Athletic 46 +7 62
15 Northampton Town 46 +1 61
16 Cheltenham Town 46 -11 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 -11 56
18 Morecambe 46 -16 54
19 Crawley Town 46 -17 53
20 Port Vale 46 -16 49
21 Cambridge United 46 -26 47
22 Macclesfield Town 46 -26 44
23 Notts County 46 -36 41
24 Yeovil Town 46 -25 40