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Notts County 3-3 Cambridge United

Jonathan Forte's late goal saw Notts County preserve their unbeaten home record in League Two as they fought back from 3-0 down to draw against Cambridge United.

Cambridge, who had gone into the game without an away goal in 700 minutes of football, took the lead five minutes before the break when Uche Ikpeazu lashed in superbly from just inside the box.

Jevani Brown then doubled their lead in the 49th minute when County failed to clear a corner and he smashed the ball in via the inside of the post.

And when a long throw was touched on by Ikpeazu for Brown to crash home his second after 68 minutes, former Magpies boss Shaun Derry sensed three points.

But substitute Lewis Alessandra headed in Dan Jones' cross to make it 3-1 six minutes later and Shaun Brisley set up a frantic finale when he steered in to give the home side hope of salvaging an equaliser.

They got it too when substitute Forte turned in during stoppage time to send Meadow Lane wild.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 34Fitzsimons
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 16BrisleyBooked at 53mins
  • 3DickinsonSubstituted forJonesat 61'minutes
  • 11HawkridgeSubstituted forAlessandraat 61'minutes
  • 22Yates
  • 4Hewitt
  • 10Grant
  • 30SteadSubstituted forForteat 74'minutes
  • 9Ameobi

Substitutes

  • 7Alessandra
  • 13Pindroch
  • 14Forte
  • 17Smith
  • 19Hunt
  • 23Jones
  • 24Milsom

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1FordeBooked at 90mins
  • 2Halliday
  • 6Legge
  • 12Taft
  • 3CarrollBooked at 72mins
  • 21Elito
  • 20BrownBooked at 21mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 18MarisSubstituted forOsadebeat 84'minutes
  • 9IkpeazuBooked at 14mins
  • 10Azeez

Substitutes

  • 7Mingoia
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 19Amoo
  • 24Davies
  • 34Knowles
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
6,102

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 3, Cambridge United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 3, Cambridge United 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Notts County 3, Cambridge United 3. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shola Ameobi.

  5. Booking

    David Forde (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Notts County 2, Cambridge United 3. Shaun Brisley (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Shola Ameobi.

  10. Post update

    Daniel Jones (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Tootle (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Tootle (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ross Fitzsimons (Notts County).

  15. Post update

    Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Emmanuel Osadebe replaces George Maris.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton23146353193448
2Notts County23128339241544
3Exeter2312383229339
4Coventry2311572617938
5Wycombe2310764132937
6Lincoln City2310762819937
7Accrington2211473427737
8Colchester2310673327636
9Mansfield239953226636
10Swindon2211293528735
11Newport239863226635
12Grimsby239682528-333
13Carlisle238783332131
14Cheltenham238693131030
15Stevenage238693234-230
16Cambridge238692130-930
17Crawley2376102228-627
18Port Vale2374122433-925
19Yeovil2366113041-1124
20Crewe2372142438-1423
21Morecambe2357111929-1022
22Barnet2355132434-1020
23Chesterfield2355132644-1820
24Forest Green2355132343-2020
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