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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 24 +15 41
2 Newport County 22 +10 40
3 Carlisle United 21 +12 39
4 Salford City 24 +12 38
5 Forest Green Rovers 23 +8 38
6 Cheltenham Town 23 +9 37
7 Exeter City 22 +16 36
8 Leyton Orient 23 +8 36
9 Morecambe 22 -5 35
10 Crawley Town 22 +6 34
11 Tranmere Rovers 22 -1 32
12 Walsall 24 -3 32
13 Colchester United 22 -2 30
14 Mansfield Town 23 +1 29
15 Port Vale 24 -1 29
16 Oldham Athletic 23 -5 28
17 Bolton Wanderers 23 -8 28
18 Harrogate Town 23 -4 27
19 Scunthorpe United 24 -9 26
20 Bradford City 21 -5 24
21 Barrow 23 -2 23
22 Stevenage 22 -8 21
23 Grimsby Town 25 -24 21
24 Southend United 23 -20 20