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Notts County 2-0 Chesterfield

Two stunning goals from substitute Jorge Grant earned Notts County their first win of the season as they secured victory over 10-man Chesterfield.

After a forgettable opening 25 minutes, the game burst into life on the back of an off-the-ball incident involving Gozie Ugwu and Elliott Hewitt, for which the former earned a yellow card.

County immediately went on the attack, with Sam Hird denying Shola Ameobi with a fine tackle before he hacked Terry Hawkridge's effort off the line.

But the visitors then suffered a setback just before the break when Scott Wiseman saw red for a needless shove on Hawkridge.

The challenge facing County was to overcome Chesterfield's stubbornness and they did just that when loanee Grant looped a fantastic header over Anyon in the 60th minute.

The 22-year-old saved his best for last in injury time when Hird was penalised for a foul on Jonathan Forte 25 yards from goal.

Grant took responsibility with the set-piece and bent it over the wall and into the far corner to give Anyon no chance.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2TootleSubstituted forWalkerat 83'minutes
  • 5Duffy
  • 16Brisley
  • 23Jones
  • 11Hawkridge
  • 4Hewitt
  • 22Yates
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forGrantat 53'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 9Ameobi
  • 30SteadSubstituted forForteat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hollis
  • 10Grant
  • 14Forte
  • 19Hunt
  • 20Walker
  • 24Milsom
  • 34Fitzsimons

Chesterfield

  • 12Anyon
  • 4HirdBooked at 90mins
  • 6Evatt
  • 5WisemanBooked at 45mins
  • 27Barry
  • 25ReedBooked at 49mins
  • 28WeirBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMitchellat 83'minutes
  • 19Donohue
  • 11UgwuBooked at 29minsSubstituted forMaguireat 45'minutes
  • 9DennisSubstituted forBrewsterat 73'minutes
  • 10O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 7Mitchell
  • 8Sinnott
  • 16Wakefield
  • 18Brewster
  • 20Maguire
  • 26McCourt
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
7,021

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 2, Chesterfield 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Chesterfield 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Notts County 2, Chesterfield 0. Jorge Grant (Notts County) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Booking

    Sam Hird (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Jonathan Forte (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Brisley (Notts County).

  8. Post update

    Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Jonathan Forte (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

  11. Post update

    Jorge Grant (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Barry (Chesterfield).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Terry Hawkridge (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Liam Walker replaces Matt Tootle.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Reece Mitchell replaces Robbie Weir.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Delial Brewster (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Delial Brewster (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Barry (Chesterfield).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Jon Stead.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry22005056
2Mansfield21104224
3Wycombe21105414
4Barnet21103214
5Morecambe21103214
6Swindon21103214
7Exeter21102114
8Luton21018353
9Accrington21015413
10Port Vale21015413
11Carlisle21013303
12Grimsby21013303
13Cheltenham21012203
14Notts County210123-13
15Yeovil2101510-53
16Newport20204402
17Stevenage20204402
18Crewe20203302
19Lincoln City20203302
20Colchester201124-21
21Forest Green201124-21
22Cambridge200213-20
23Crawley200214-30
24Chesterfield200215-40
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