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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 Cheltenham Town 40 +19 72
2 Cambridge United 41 +20 71
3 Bolton Wanderers 40 +5 67
4 Tranmere Rovers 40 +5 65
5 Morecambe 40 +1 63
6 Forest Green Rovers 40 +5 62
7 Newport County 39 +9 61
8 Exeter City 39 +20 60
9 Salford City 39 +14 58
10 Carlisle United 39 +9 58
11 Bradford City 39 +3 58
12 Leyton Orient 40 +3 57
13 Port Vale 41 +1 53
14 Stevenage 41 0 53
15 Crawley Town 40 -4 53
16 Oldham Athletic 41 -4 51
17 Harrogate Town 40 -5 49
18 Scunthorpe United 39 -9 47
19 Mansfield Town 41 -6 46
20 Walsall 40 -6 46
21 Barrow 39 -3 43
22 Colchester United 41 -20 41
23 Southend United 41 -29 37
24 Grimsby Town 40 -28 34