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Notts County 2-1 Carlisle United

Jon Stead scored twice to help Notts County get their promotion push back on track as his double downed Carlisle 2-1 at Meadow Lane.

After losing to rock-bottom Barnet at the weekend, Kevin Nolan's side responded in excellent fashion with veteran forward Stead the star of the show.

He put the Magpies ahead in the 19th minute when he collected a smart pass from Lewis Alessandra and, although his shot hit goalkeeper Jack Bonham, it looped into the net.

And he then made it 2-0 in the 35th minute when he reacted quickest during an almighty goalmouth scramble.

Keith Curle's side had their moments and came close to pulling a goal back before the break when Hallam Hope cut in from the left and bent a shot inches wide of the post.

Hope then hit the post in the second half before substitute Mike Jones saw a deflected drive hit the top of the bar.

Jamie Devitt did eventually pull a goal back with a fierce strike from the edge of the box, but County held firm for a much-needed win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5DuffyBooked at 79mins
  • 25Hall
  • 23Jones
  • 18NobleBooked at 62mins
  • 21HusinBooked at 80mins
  • 4HewittSubstituted forGrantat 83'minutes
  • 7AlessandraBooked at 81mins
  • 30Stead
  • 9AmeobiSubstituted forForteat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dickinson
  • 6Virtue-Thick
  • 10Grant
  • 14Forte
  • 19Hunt
  • 20Walker
  • 34Fitzsimons

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 17BrownSubstituted forEllisat 45'minutes
  • 5Liddle
  • 29Hill
  • 6Parkes
  • 19Lambe
  • 9Hope
  • 21EtuhuSubstituted forJonesat 63'minutes
  • 11Devitt
  • 28TwardekSubstituted forNadesanat 75'minutes
  • 23Stockton

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 14Bennett
  • 15Gray
  • 16Ellis
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 30Nadesan
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,889

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 2, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Carlisle United 1.

Attempt blocked. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Noor Husin (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt saved. Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Ellis (Carlisle United).

Jonathan Forte (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

Hand ball by Cole Stockton (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jorge Grant replaces Elliott Hewitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Shola Ameobi.

Booking

Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Noor Husin (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Richard Duffy (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United).

Noor Husin (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Carlisle United 1. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Nadesan.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Ashley Nadesan replaces Kristopher Twardek.

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Cole Stockton.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Notts County).

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Clint Hill (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33207672324067
2Accrington32194956371961
3Wycombe32178763461759
4Notts County32169754351957
5Mansfield321511651341756
6Swindon33173135147454
7Lincoln City321411744301453
8Exeter30164104135652
9Coventry32155123627950
10Colchester33131194539650
11Crawley33146133840-248
12Newport321210104143-246
13Carlisle32119124444042
14Cambridge32119123143-1242
15Cheltenham33109144648-239
16Stevenage33109144248-639
17Yeovil32108144550-538
18Grimsby3399152947-1836
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Forest Green3295183655-1932
21Morecambe31710142941-1231
22Crewe3293203554-1930
23Chesterfield3276193358-2527
24Barnet3267193048-1825
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