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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 Swindon Town 18 +9 33
2 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 31
3 Bradford City 16 +9 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 17 +5 30
5 Exeter City 18 +3 30
6 Cheltenham Town 16 +13 29
7 Northampton Town 18 +7 28
8 Port Vale 18 +1 28
9 Newport County 16 +4 27
10 Colchester United 17 +6 26
11 Plymouth Argyle 17 +5 26
12 Salford City 18 -5 24
13 Cambridge United 18 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 18 +1 21
15 Macclesfield Town 17 -3 21
16 Crawley Town 18 -5 21
17 Leyton Orient 18 -6 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Scunthorpe United 18 -2 18
20 Carlisle United 18 -12 18
21 Walsall 18 -12 18
22 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
23 Morecambe 18 -14 14
24 Stevenage 17 -9 13