Notts County 4-1 Accrington

Tom Bender playing against Notts County
Bender made his comeback by coming off the bench at Notts County

Tom Bender made his first appearance since suffering a serious head injury in October but could not prevent Notts County from crushing Accrington in the first round of the FA Cup.

Karl Hawley put the hosts ahead with a dinked finish and Alan Judge made the most of lax marking to hit a second.

Bender came off the bench before team-mate Andy Proctor saw red and Alan Sheehan scored a free-kick for 3-0.

Luke Joyce pulled one back before Hawley confidently rolled home.

Bender, 18, had not played since a head injury caused the Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie between Stanley and Tranmere to be abandoned on 4 October.

The defender was treated for 30 minutes on the pitch following the collision and later regained consciousness in hospital after being diagnosed with severe concussion.

His arrival on the pitch at Meadow Lane shortly after half-time was greeted with applause from all four sides of the ground.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Notts County manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Nottingham:

Notts moved the ball well - Allen

"The team played very well. You always know John Coleman's team are going to put up a tough game.

"We did get it down and pass it and move it around the pitch. It's got to be said our lads did play very well today.

"Obviously they did have a player sent off which didn't help them but with a player sent off we've seen it all before you've still got to move the ball around the pitch - not get slack."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson
  • 02 Kelly
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 04 Edwards
  • 05 Pearce
  • 10 Bishop (Bencherif - 74' )
  • 11 J Hughes (Demontagnac - 61' )
  • 14 Judge
  • 31 Mahon (Allen - 82' )
  • 08 Hawley
  • 22 Burgess

Substitutes

  • 21 Mitchell
  • 12 Sterling
  • 18 Sodje
  • 06 Bencherif
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 15 Ravenhill
  • 19 Allen

Accrington Stanley

  • 01 Murdoch
  • 02 Coid (Amond - 54' )
  • 03 Winnard
  • 04 Hessey
  • 06 Procter Dismissed
  • 08 Barnett (Bender - 54' )
  • 11 Joyce
  • 14 McIntyre Booked
  • 19 Evans
  • 27 Hughes (Dobie - 77' )
  • 21 Stockley

Substitutes

  • 33 Speare
  • 16 Richardson
  • 20 Bender
  • 13 Dobie
  • 37 Carver
  • 23 Amond
Ref: Ward
Att: 3,613

Match Stats

Shots

22 2

On target

9 2

Corners

8 1

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

95:06 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:48

Thomas Bender concedes a free kick for a foul on Ishmel Demontagnac. Krystian Pearce restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:51

Alan Sheehan takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Luke Dobie.

90:00 +2:42

Close range header by Mike Edwards goes over the crossbar.

90:00 +2:04

Alan Judge takes a short corner.

90:00 +0:32

Julian Kelly sends in a cross.

88:55

Assist on the goal came from Ben Burgess.

88:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Hawley - Notts Co 4 - 1 Accrington Karl Hawley scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 4-1 Accrington Stanley.

88:09

Short corner taken by Alan Sheehan.

87:45

Julian Kelly takes a shot. Sean Murdoch makes a save. Charlie Allen produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

86:10

Unfair challenge on Sean Hessey by Karl Hawley results in a free kick. Sean Murdoch restarts play with the free kick.

84:26

The assist for the goal came from Jayden Stockley.

84:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Joyce - Notts Co 3 - 1 Accrington Luke Joyce scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Notts County 3-1 Accrington Stanley.

84:10

Kevin McIntyre fouled by Alan Judge, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Hessey.

81:10 Substitution

Substitution (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Charlie Allen coming on for Gavin Mahon.

80:06

Karl Hawley is ruled offside. Kevin McIntyre takes the direct free kick.

79:12

The assist for the goal came from Alan Judge.

79:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Sheehan - Notts Co 3 - 0 Accrington Alan Sheehan finds the net from the free kick from 35 yards. Notts County 3-0 Accrington Stanley.

78:08 Booking

Booking The referee shows Kevin McIntyre a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

78:02

Unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Kevin McIntyre results in a free kick.

77:03

Shot from just outside the area by Karl Hawley goes over the bar.

76:10 Substitution

Substitution Bryan Hughes goes off and Luke Dobie comes on.

73:20 Substitution

Substitution Hamza Bencherif joins the action as a substitute, replacing Neal Bishop.

72:45

Alan Sheehan takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin McIntyre.

70:56

The ball is sent over by Alan Sheehan, clearance by Sean Hessey.

68:53

Corner taken by Alan Judge from the left by-line played to the near post, Krystian Pearce produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

67:26

Ishmel Demontagnac challenges Dean Winnard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Hessey.

64:06

Neal Bishop takes the direct free kick, Alan Sheehan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

64:06 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Andrew Procter a red card for professional foul.

63:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by Andrew Procter.

59:53 Substitution

Substitution (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Ishmel Demontagnac coming on for Jeff Hughes.

59:53

Jeff Hughes has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

53:30 Substitution

Substitution Thomas Bender on for Charlie Barnett.

53:16 Substitution

Substitution Padraig Amond is brought on as a substitute for Danny Coid.

52:37

The ball is sent over by Mike Edwards, Kevin McIntyre manages to make a clearance.

51:21

Jeff Hughes has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

49:13

Corner taken by Charlie Barnett from the right by-line.

48:31

Corner taken by Alan Sheehan, Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.

47:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Hessey on Karl Hawley. The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, Headed effort from inside the area by Karl Hawley misses to the right of the goal.

46:12

The assist for the goal came from Neal Bishop.

46:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Judge - Notts Co 2 - 0 Accrington Alan Judge fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Notts County 2-0 Accrington Stanley.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:28 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

43:47

Julian Kelly sends in a cross.

43:29

Luke Joyce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop. Free kick taken by Neal Bishop.

40:19

Mike Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Hessey. Sean Murdoch takes the free kick.

40:04

The ball is delivered by Alan Sheehan, Bryan Hughes makes a clearance.

39:33

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan to the near post, clearance by Sean Hessey.

36:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Krystian Pearce on Jayden Stockley. Free kick taken by Jayden Stockley.

33:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Hawley - Notts Co 1 - 0 Accrington Karl Hawley fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Notts County 1-0 Accrington Stanley.

31:07

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ben Burgess misses to the left of the goal.

27:12

Ben Burgess takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.

26:51

Micah Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeff Hughes. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

26:04

Long range shot by Neal Bishop goes wide right of the goal.

24:48

Micah Evans is ruled offside. Mike Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

22:27

Ben Burgess has a headed effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

21:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Bryan Hughes. Gavin Mahon takes the free kick.

20:23

Jayden Stockley is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Mike Edwards.

19:23

Foul by Dean Winnard on Jeff Hughes, free kick awarded. Mike Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

18:09

Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.

16:49

The offside flag is raised against Jayden Stockley. Krystian Pearce takes the direct free kick.

16:10

The ball is swung over by Kevin McIntyre, comfortable save by Stuart Nelson.

15:10

Corner taken by Alan Sheehan, clearance by Andrew Procter.

14:41

Charlie Barnett takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

9:56

Effort from deep inside the area by Alan Judge misses to the left of the target.

9:22

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan from the left by-line to the near post, Jayden Stockley manages to make a clearance.

8:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ben Burgess. Free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.

3:09

Alan Judge produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.

2:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by Luke Joyce. Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.

1:08

The referee gives a free kick against Luke Joyce for handball. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Mahon.

0:49

Karl Hawley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Procter. Direct free kick taken by Sean Hessey.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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