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Notts County 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Rob Milsom's stoppage-time header preserved Notts County's unbeaten home record as they were held to a draw by Forest Green at Meadow Lane.

The Magpies midfielder met Matt Tootle's cross to power a header past Sam Russell which cancelled out Omar Bugiel's first-half opener for the visitors.

County will feel fortunate to have grabbed a point against Mark Cooper's side, who defended doggedly and took the lead against the run of play when Bugiel tapped in Christian Doidge's cross.

Luke James then forced Adam Collin into a save with a diving header as Rovers, who are without a league win since August, looked to add a decisive second goal.

Roared on by a crowd of more than 13,000, Notts County found clear-cut chances hard to come by in what was shaping up to be an afternoon of frustration for Kevin Nolan's team.

Shola Ameobi wasted their best opportunity when he headed wide of the post from Jorge Grant's cross.

But, just as time was about to run out, Milsom rose highest in the box and, although goalkeeper Sam Russell got a hand to his header, he could not keep it out.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5DuffyBooked at 2mins
  • 16Brisley
  • 3Dickinson
  • 11HawkridgeSubstituted forAlessandraat 59'minutes
  • 22YatesSubstituted forHewittat 68'minutes
  • 24MilsomBooked at 76mins
  • 10Grant
  • 30SteadSubstituted forAmeobiat 66'minutes
  • 14Forte

Substitutes

  • 4Hewitt
  • 6Hollis
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9Ameobi
  • 13Pindroch
  • 17Smith
  • 19Hunt

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 2Bennett
  • 21Roberts
  • 5CollinsBooked at 19mins
  • 17Wishart
  • 4TraoréBooked at 7minsSubstituted forRandall-Hurrenat 71'minutes
  • 15CooperBooked at 90mins
  • 34Osbourne
  • 11Bugiel
  • 9Doidge
  • 33JamesSubstituted forIacovittiat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Collins
  • 3Laird
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 19Randall-Hurren
  • 20Iacovitti
  • 35Stevens
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
13,267

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Robert Milsom (Notts County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Tootle.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Alex Iacovitti replaces Luke James.

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Daniel Wishart.

Booking

Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Notts County).

Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Carl Dickinson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke James (Forest Green Rovers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Luke James (Forest Green Rovers) because of an injury.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Robert Milsom (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

Luke James (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Will Randall-Hurren replaces Drissa Traoré.

Robert Milsom (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Jorge Grant (Notts County).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Elliott Hewitt replaces Ryan Yates.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Shola Ameobi replaces Jon Stead.

Foul by Ryan Yates (Notts County).

Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ryan Yates (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter129122112928
2Notts County1282222121026
3Luton1273223101324
4Wycombe127322518724
5Coventry12723146823
6Accrington127232115623
7Stevenage126331913621
8Newport126331712521
9Mansfield125431815319
10Lincoln City125431513219
11Swindon126151716119
12Cheltenham125251614217
13Grimsby125251619-317
14Cambridge125161214-216
15Colchester124351818015
16Carlisle124261517-214
17Crewe124261318-514
18Crawley124171214-213
19Barnet123361516-112
20Yeovil123361726-912
21Morecambe122461017-710
22Forest Green121381127-166
23Port Vale12129919-105
24Chesterfield121291025-155
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