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Notts County 0-0 Luton Town

Notts County and 10-man Luton had to settle for a point on the final day of the season after fighting out a goalless draw at Meadow Lane.

Backed by more than 4,000 fans, the promoted Hatters looked lively early on with Olly Lee forcing Adam Collin into a save with a powerful 20-yard drive.

Jack Stacey then drilled a low shot across the face of goal as Nathan Jones' side looked to end the season with a bang.

But Notts, already guaranteed of a play-off place, had their moments with Jon Stead having a shot deflected behind for a corner while James Shea also saved from Jorge Grant.

The Magpies' hopes of a victory then appeared to be boosted early in the second half when Danny Hylton picked up a second yellow card for a foul on Shaun Brisley.

But that did not deter the Hatters from trying to find a breakthrough with Stacey again coming close following a fine counter attack by the visitors.

And only a fantastic last-ditch tackle from Matt Tootle denied Pelly Ruddock-Mpanzu from making the breakthrough at the expense of a corner.

Notts kept plugging away in a bid to find a winner but could not trouble goalkeeper Shea.

The draw meant Kevin Nolan's side finished fifth and they will face Coventry in the play-off semi-finals, with the final at Wembley on Monday, 28 May.

League Two play-off semi-final dates

Saturday, 12 May (19:30 BST): Coventry City v Notts County

Friday, 18 May (19:45 BST): Notts County v Coventry City

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 25HallBooked at 81mins
  • 16Brisley
  • 23JonesBooked at 65mins
  • 6Virtue-ThickSubstituted forAlessandraat 73'minutes
  • 4Hewitt
  • 8O'ConnorSubstituted forHusinat 74'minutes
  • 10Grant
  • 30SteadSubstituted forSmithat 81'minutes
  • 14ForteBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 5Duffy
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9Ameobi
  • 17Smith
  • 21Husin
  • 24Milsom
  • 34Fitzsimons

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 16Rea
  • 44SheehanBooked at 90mins
  • 3Potts
  • 38LeeSubstituted forCornickat 79'minutes
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forDownesat 90+4'minutes
  • 8Lee
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 19Collins
  • 9HyltonBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 2Justin
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 14Cornick
  • 15Jervis
  • 20Downes
  • 22Gambin
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
12,184

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Luton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Flynn Downes replaces Alan McCormack.

Attempt saved. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Alan McCormack (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Booking

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Notts County).

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Harry Cornick (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Dan Potts (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Attempt blocked. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Alan Smith replaces Jon Stead.

Booking

Ben Hall (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Hall (Notts County).

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Alan McCormack (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Elliot Lee.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Alan McCormack (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Notts County).

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Noor Husin replaces Michael O'Connor.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Lewis Alessandra replaces Matthew Virtue-Thick.

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jonathan Forte (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Jack Stacey (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jorge Grant.

Booking

Daniel Jones (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington462961176463093
2Luton462513894464888
3Wycombe4624121079601984
4Exeter462481464541080
5Notts County4621141171482377
6Coventry462291564471775
7Lincoln City4620151164481675
8Mansfield4618181067521572
9Swindon46208186765268
10Carlisle461716136254867
11Newport461616145658-264
12Cambridge461713165660-464
13Colchester461614165352162
14Crawley461611195866-859
15Crewe46175246275-1356
16Stevenage461413196065-555
17Cheltenham461312216773-651
18Grimsby461312214266-2451
19Yeovil461212225975-1648
20Port Vale461114214967-1847
21Forest Green46138255477-2347
22Morecambe46919184156-1546
23Barnet461210244665-1946
24Chesterfield46108284783-3638
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