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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 Cambridge United 32 +19 55
2 Forest Green Rovers 30 +14 54
3 Cheltenham Town 30 +14 53
4 Tranmere Rovers 30 +6 51
5 Morecambe 31 -1 49
6 Newport County 30 +7 48
7 Bolton Wanderers 31 -1 47
8 Exeter City 29 +14 46
9 Salford City 30 +14 46
10 Carlisle United 27 +8 43
11 Bradford City 29 +2 43
12 Harrogate Town 31 -2 42
13 Crawley Town 29 +3 41
14 Leyton Orient 30 +2 39
15 Oldham Athletic 30 -5 38
16 Mansfield Town 30 -2 37
17 Walsall 30 -4 37
18 Stevenage 32 -7 35
19 Scunthorpe United 29 -8 35
20 Port Vale 31 -4 34
21 Colchester United 30 -11 33
22 Southend United 31 -25 28
23 Barrow 29 -7 26
24 Grimsby Town 29 -26 24