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Notts County 2-2 Exeter City

Notts County grabbed a priceless point in their bid for League Two survival in a frantic 2-2 draw at home to Exeter.

County's bold second-half assault looked in vain when Ryan Harley put 10-man Exeter 2-0 up in the 89th minute.

Yet defender Richard Duffy nodded a goal back in stoppage time and a shot by Jorge Grant deflected in off skipper Jordan Moore-Taylor barely a minute later.

Earlier, midfield goal machine David Wheeler edged the visitors into a 33rd-minute lead.

Notts boss Kevin Nolan rolled back the years by pushing 36-year-old Alan Smith back up front to partner Jon Stead, but the former England international's main contribution was to pick up a booking before being replaced by Shola Ameobi.

Former Newcastle hitman Ameobi immediately tested goalkeeper Christy Pym with a close-range header before squandering a golden chance by missing his header in the 81st minute.

City's Jake Taylor was sent off in the 85th minute and Duffy rattled the bar before the incredible finish.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 18HewittBooked at 54mins
  • 5Duffy
  • 31AudelSubstituted forClackstoneat 45'minutes
  • 16Bola
  • 15Thompson
  • 12MilsomBooked at 12mins
  • 8O'Connor
  • 10YeatesSubstituted forAmeobiat 59'minutes
  • 30Stead
  • 4SmithBooked at 50minsSubstituted forGrantat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Dickinson
  • 9Ameobi
  • 11Forte
  • 13Loach
  • 14Campbell
  • 17Grant
  • 23Clackstone

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 28Stacey
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 39Brown
  • 3Woodman
  • 7Harley
  • 25TaylorBooked at 87mins
  • 4James
  • 11Wheeler
  • 33ReidSubstituted forMcAlindenat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Watkins

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6Tillson
  • 8Simpson
  • 12Grant
  • 19McAlinden
  • 29Croll
  • 31Sweeney
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,047

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 2, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Exeter City 2.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Exeter City 2. Jorge Grant (Notts County) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 1, Exeter City 2. Richard Duffy (Notts County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Milsom following a set piece situation.

Booking

Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Liam McAlinden (Exeter City).

Booking

Jorge Grant (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jorge Grant (Notts County).

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 0, Exeter City 2. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jake Taylor (Exeter City) for a bad foul.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Michael O'Connor (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Reuben Reid.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Marc Bola (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Booking

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Josh Clackstone (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Clackstone.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Lloyd James (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jorge Grant (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Stacey (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Shola Ameobi replaces Mark Yeates.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jorge Grant replaces Alan Smith.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster31196660372363
2Plymouth30193850331760
3Carlisle311413454441055
4Luton311410747291852
5Portsmouth30156944281651
6Exeter311541250341649
7Mansfield31121184134747
8Wycombe30137103837146
9Stevenage31143144948145
10Colchester30128104639744
11Barnet31111194042-244
12Blackpool301011943311241
13Grimsby31118123639-341
14Cambridge30117123735240
15Crawley30116133746-939
16Yeovil31911113338-538
17Morecambe29115133645-938
18Crewe31811123344-1135
19Hartlepool31710143755-1831
20Accrington2979133041-1130
21Notts County3186173456-2230
22Cheltenham31611143446-1229
23Leyton Orient3185183347-1429
24Newport30510153347-1425
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