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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 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